60 second stories
Pushed for time? Want just a short fix of narrative? Try a 60 second story, a story told in a minute of video. Go on! Click that link! See, it’s our entry for the Contagious Media Showdown, and the entry that gets the most unique visitors wins! Switch computers! Visit it again! Oh, and if you’ve got a blog, cos Technorati’s got a prize for the entry that’s most linked from blogs! I wonder if multiple links from the same post count?
No seriously, prizes aside, what’d be most fun is if people’d submit stories of their own.
My story (which, I should point out, is entirely fictional except for the truth that yes I like travelling) was made in its entireity during a 90 minute train journey from Salzburg to Munich last Sunday. I couldn’t think of a whole story, so I figured I’d just sort of pretend I was blogging except that I wasn’t me, which made it all much less demanding. I also decided I could edit the movie to allow me to cut out all the (many) awful bits. I shot it using the video feature on my digital still camera (never figured out what to use it for till now!) and edited it using iMovie, which I’ve only used once before. Most of the other stories up there aren’t edited at all, they’re just a minute of video of people telling stories. For me, editing let me think of my storytelling as less daunting, but I think others might find editing more scary than just talking for a minute.
I want Profgrrrl to shoot a minute’s video of herself telling a story but we can only see her chin! And Hanna, who wanted to do sticker blogging, I bet her stories would be excellent. And Weez has practically done 60 second stories many a time. Oh, and I want to read Steve’s and Oblivio‘s stories! Do you think they’ll make some?
And you know what? I’ve set this post to publish while I’m flying to New York to attend the launch party for the Contagious Media Showdown. Talk about show business, eh?