My initial experience with Steve Stockman was at this year’s Vimeo Festival. His workshop “How Storytelling Makes Better Video” was amazing. He kept coming back to the shot [what it was saying, who was the hero of the shot, . . .] It is a lot of common sense stuff that seems to go out of the window when the camera goes on. I ran out and got his book How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro and bought a bunch of copies for my friends.


Below is a resource for people teaching video production or media literacy. It has some great exercises and organizing principles. I wasn’t able to download it without signing in but it can be made full screen (bottom right button.)

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