Without looking back at the
earlier slides,How many characters were involved?Did you see him tie the ends of the rope?How many clothes pins did you see him put on?How many colors were used during this story?Did the sock puppets have noses?How many slides did it take to tell this story?How many slides were the puppets in?Did you ever see the Puppeteers feet?
DOES THIS QUIZ MATTER?If you
went back over the story, youcould ﬁnd the answer to all of thesequestions. They were all there inplain sight. But did you pay attentionto it to these things…
This is exactly the case
with backgroundmusic. Its always there, but we dontusually pay attention to it. But we couldpay attention to the music at any time.This is true for all of the structuring ofany story.The audience gets LOST IN THE STORY,unless the storyteller does somethingwrong, like being boring or confusing orbreaking the fourth wall, like our Bluesock puppet did.
This material, as well as
other demonstrations on how to directyour audiences attention, perceptions, meanings andEMOTIONS can be found in Directing the Story: Professionalstorytelling and storyboarding techniqes from Focal Press.Its also great for instructional designers.
Francis Glebas is a story
artist, director, author, teacher, and speaker WPIX (speaker with pictures) Portfolio: francisglebas.weebly.com Storytelling tutorials: francisglebas.blogspot.com Art tutorials: http://www.youtube.com/user/frankiegeniusteinYou may also enjoy The Animators Eye and Iggys Incredibly Easy Way to Write a Story.