Friday, October 24, 2014

Storytelling best in the voice of the subject

Nikon D4, 14-24mm, ISO 100, ƒ/8, 1/125
My first location to go after arriving in the Agalta Valley in Honduras was to this community chicken coop.

The community with some guidance formed their community development committee. They assessed all their resources and the needs of the community. They came up with the idea of a chicken coop.

Nikon D4, 28-300mm, ISO 3200, ƒ/5.6, 1/250
I interviewed the president of the community development. He is also one of the four families running the chicken coop.

Please pardon the voice over by me.

I believe that the voice of the subject is one of the most powerful tools available to the storyteller. Are you letting your subject speak for themselves? Do you think the audio captures more of the story than the text alone?

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