The Power of Enchantment in Storytelling
July 11, 2012 § Leave a comment
Emma Coats posted a great video of a talk Bobette Buster gave recently. I can’t embed it here, so click over to Story Shots and watch it there. Buster shares some very powerful insights, and I found the talk incredibly inspiring.
Emma summarized her favorite parts of the video:
One thing she said that blew my mind (cause it’s true): “Cinema is an experience, not a message.”
The video above is more about WHY we tell stories and is full of amazing quotes.
- Audience wants “to be taken into a world they’d otherwise never get to experience, where the ordinary becomes extraordinary”
- on sharing your own personal experience, your own dark times: “you can empower and embolden a person – that’s the power of enchantment in storytelling.”
- “ultimately, all stories are about either someone becoming fully alive or becoming the living dead.”
Watch the rest of the video for 20 minutes of great storytelling thoughts.