The video footage plays across the screen and I look for an image, or a selection of images, that will translate my experience into a few brief bites, into a story. The results have been so often disappointing in the past. Why?
I know that I rarely think of narrative structure when taking photos with my digital camera. Instead, I think of light and composition. I try to think about the technical wizardry of the digital equipment. I think about a singular image.
But we are primed to find satisfaction in the narrative arc that culminates in a neat resolution. We are the children of storytellers.
Moving into video, I now need to think about how those singular images build a story.