Discover the Magic & Power of Video Storytelling!

Are you wondering how to use a camera, lights, and microphones to tell a STORY?  No worries, your confusion is now over!  

Begin your journey to becoming a master visual storyteller today, with our free beginner's guide to The Storytelling Secrets of Hollywood

No doubt you've heard that STORY is the heart of any video, and it's true!  But sadly, most beginners are left to twist in the wind and wonder how you actually go about telling a story using video, because most video courses focus solely on the technical stuff and hardly even mention storytelling!  

Yeah, you  read that correctly!  Almost every online video course I've ever seen focuses solely on stuff like what kind of camera you should use.  I love video cameras more than ice cream, but the viewer doesn't give a toot what kind of camera you use!  All they really care about your story.    

OK, check.  Storytelling.  Got it. 

So what exactly is video storytelling and how do you go about it?

For starters, storytelling has zilch to do with pixels, aspect ratios, or frame rates, that's for sure.    

Video storytelling has to do with conveying emotion in a way your target audience responds to, wrapping the vital (and probably boring) details of your story up in those emotions, then guiding your viewer's emotional journey to a conclusion you find favorable.

It also has to do with wide shots, medium shots, and closeups.  :)  Yes, a good ole sequence.   

A VIDEO SEQUENCE is to a  movie what as SENTENCE is to a written story. That was one of the favorite lines I came up with as a video production teacher.  I thought it sounded like something they'd have on an ACT test for film students. 

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Hi, I'm Lorraine Grula and I've made so many professional videos in my life I'd be afraid to count!  I have videotaped everywhere from deep inside caves, to high above the clouds, and everywhere in between as a twenty-year veteran of the TV and Video Production industries.

I've also taught hundreds of people the art of video production and visual storytelling, from 5th graders to successful online business owners.  Many of them have now become professional video producers themselves.

Now, I'm inviting you to join up and delve into the fascinating world of visual storytelling and the language of film!  

It was always my favorite aspect of video, which I first got into way back in the days when FILM was more common than actual VIDEO.  (As terms, film and video are used interchangeably today but in truth, they are totally separate things! )

You already know that online video provides some of the most awesome opportunities in the history of humankind.  The problem is deciphering what you really need to do.

I'll show you how to build a story with video clips, audio clips, graphics, movement, color, digital effects, and all kinds of other cool stuff.  

To fully connect with viewers, it's not enough to present a technically perfect cinematic masterpiece, it's way MORE important to connect on a gut level with emotionally-laden storytelling.  

Discover how today with my free gift to you, The Storytelling Secrets of Hollywood, a two-part video tutorial showing you the techniques the best filmmakers in the world have developed since Thomas Edison's first moving pictures fluttered across the screen and mesmerized viewers.  

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  • Storytelling is the heart and soul of video making, and you may not know it's absolutely the hardest thing for newcomers!
  • Storytelling is what engages your viewer, keeps them watching and makes them care about your message!
  • Storytelling is the difference between an effective video and an ineffective video -  between a boring video and an exciting one!

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