Week 13

TOPIC Video interviews and B-roll.

DUE Nothing! (Yes, it's true!)

READ Sequencing: The foundation of video storytelling, by Colin Mulvany

WATCH AND LISTEN "Ira Glass on Storytelling" (all four parts = 17 min. 30 sec.)


  1. The core of a story
  2. What you can do in 2 minutes
  3. Structure, structure, structure
  4. How to approach your final assignment


Your next task is to shoot a video interview and B-roll on your next Reporting assignment. Bring all the clips to class on your camera. Make that interview SHORT!


The art of (true) storytelling is demonstrated every week on This American Life. Listen online or download free podcasts. You can subscribe in iTunes.