Different conditions lead us to different strategies for creating stories. We adapt and seek solutions. In this lecture, Mary Gelman explains the specifics of shooting social stories online through examples of her current work: a photo story about a large Russian family with eleven children that is self-isolating; a FaceTime story about cheating in a marriage; and an essay about juvenile offenders who are in rehabilitation. Mary shares her approach of creating and communicating with her subjects using sociological and methodological skills, and discusses the challenges of making long-distance stories via FaceTime.
This lecture was originally hosted at VII Interactive, a new resource for sharing insights and information on the craft of visual storytelling. We are building different platforms within the VII ecosystem, where the public can engage directly, online with a live instructor. VII Interactive offers programming that is free and available to everyone, in addition to paid classes and individual mentoring that can be fashioned to your needs.