Storytelling and Filmmaking: Making the Union Work

Filmmaking is more than just a technical skill or a creative hobby

Storytelling and Filmmaking: Making the Union Work

A good story is as important as how it is told.

I have met people who have beautiful stories, but lack the skill of writing or communicating the idea in a compelling way.

Storytelling is a craft. It is a form of art, it is always beautiful when it is well crafted. Think of a man, his driver, and the car: filmmaking is a good driver to a good story, a bad driver to a bad story. The public acceptance of any story is dependent on how the story is told.

A good story can have a powerful impact on the audience

Whether it is to inform, persuade, entertain, or inspire them. A good story can capture their attention, evoke their emotions, and stimulate their imagination. A good story can also convey a message, a lesson, or a value that can influence their thoughts and actions. A good story is not only a product of creativity, but also a tool of communication.

For thousands of years, mankind has been inventing stories and diverse mediums to share the story with the public. However, the invention of film created the magic, enabling storytellers to share their stories with the masses.

Filmmaking is more than just a technical skill or a creative hobby.

Filmmaking is a powerful way of communicating meaningful stories that can inspire, educate, and entertain audiences. Filmmaking involves various aspects of storytelling, such as writing, directing, acting, cinematography, editing, sound design, and music. Each of these elements contributes to the overall message and impact of the film. Filmmaking can also be a collaborative process that involves working with other people who share your vision and passion. By making films, you can express your ideas and perspectives, explore different genres and themes, and challenge yourself to grow as an artist and a storyteller.

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'PELUMI A. Pelumi-Folarin

Hi, I'm OLUWANBEPELUMI Pelumi-Folarin, a filmmaker with fifteen years of experience in project and organizational management. I'm passionate about the art and craft of filmmaking and have a proven track record in publication, team building and organisational leadership. I'm currently working at AfroFilm Herald Times Ltd. where I currently serve as the creative team lead. In my free time, I enjoy watching good films/playing the piano/guitar/listening to audiobooks. Feel free to connect with me!

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