“a film isn’t finished until an audience has received it”

I am still convinced that storytelling is one of the most important skills that we have as humans. And, if we are going to create a better, more human, future, we’ll need to re-learn this skill.

When I was a kid, we had typing classes. Everyone my age learned how to type. These days, kids know how to type before they show up to kindergarten. So, kids are starting to learn how to program computers across the board.

Next, I’m hoping that every kid will learn how to tell visual stories. Filmmaking, or whatever is next… the ability to tell a visual story. Especially documentaries. Especially documentaries like Tabitha Jackson is trying to promote:


10 THINGS I VALUE ABOUT DOCUMENTARY FILM:

  • When documentary film is metaphor not simile.
  • When documentary film is the painting not the photograph.
  • When documentary film is slow food not fast food.
  • When documentary film is honest but it is A truth not THE truth.
  • When documentary film is empathy not sympathy.
  • When documentary film is the question not the answer.
  • When documentary film is the transformation not the transaction.
  • When documentary film is ambiguity and complexity not certainty and simplicity.
  • When documentary film is meaning not explanation.
  • When documentary film is art as well as craft.