“The destiny of the world is determined less by the battles that are lost and won than by the stories it loves and believes in.” —Harold Goddard
Harold Goddard is most well known for writing a series of books on the meaning of Shakespeare. In this quote he manages to pack a lot of meaning in very few words, which is essentially the point. Writers, videographers, reporters and storytellers of all stripes have the unenviable job of finding the truth and beauty in the everyday world. To do this, they need to be able to dig deep into a subject and find the elements that make it meaningful.
There are a thousand stories in this fair city and a thousand and one ways to tell each. The job of the storyteller is to find the one that will matter to your audience.
Take, for example, Jon Lajoie’s whose “Sunday Afternoon” shows how a string of altogether normal actions (remember action sequences from earlier?) can be transformed, with a little creativity, into something much more interesting.