Do we do both for a story, or because we have a print product, do we just make photographs? If we do both, do we send two people into the field or just one? It feels like photojournalists and videojournalists, photo editors and video editors are all clinging to their own mediums, fighting to ensure their work is seen as more important than the others’. This is the wrong way to approach our storytelling. Instead, we should be asking ourselves: what is the best way to tell the story?
This article has been curated from How Motion is Changing Photography
The great thing about video is that it covers time. A still picture is only going to last for five seconds, whereas if you shoot a visual sequence in video you can cover a minute of narrative much more efficiently. Conversely, in most cases, motion doesn’t have the same staying power that a still picture has. A great still picture is something that you remember. Why wouldn’t we use that powerful storytelling tool in our films? The catch is, if you try to do both at the same time in the reporting process you’re going to fail. They are different types of storytelling. They require a different mindset.
This article has been curated from Shifting Gears between Stills & Motion