9 things we learned from making a Zoom drama

Now that social distancing makes it hard to get together with a cast, and everyone’s talking via Zoom – here are some tips we are […]

Socially distant filming: how it works in a studio

Studio filming is a consistent necessity for us as a video production company. Studios are great because of the level of control they afford over […]

Socially distant filming: how it works on a construction site

We are all currently learning how our working practices will need to change in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. A relatively unique aspect of working […]

Corporate stories in a pandemic

Secrets of producing a corporate drama with Skype Storytelling is the technology that allows us to run modern societies as if they were villages.  Anthropologist […]

The Case for Video Drama in Learning

People can’t absorb information effortlessly, it takes hard work and application.  It is said.  But drama allows you to “effortlessly” walk through a learning dialectic […]

The uses of video in learning

I was asked to write something about which type of video is good for which learning application.  Let’s begin by asking “what is video actually […]

Dramatic Storytelling

As part of my drive to share the tools of my trade with learning designers in this blog I’ll lay out the principles of the […]

How to avoid boredom by committee – Drama script reviews

“You’re making some dramatized video for learning. The script you’ve produced is fantastic… Then the first feedback comes from the client and they’ve added a […]

How to release your inner video maker.

As a seasoned video professional, you might find it surprising to hear me say you can make great learning video with almost zero technical ability.  […]

Cake: Why Drama is Good for Learning

Stories take impersonal facts and give them meaning. While Drama is not designed to deliver the level of detail you might find in a documentary […]

Goodies and Baddies – Drama doesn’t have to be black and white

When we say a drama needs to be based on a conflict, and that involves a protagonist and an antagonist, it brings to mind a […]

Character in Real Drama for Learning

In this blog, we will be looking at how characters come alive in ‘Real Drama for Learning’. Conflict is KING Most people intuitively understand how […]

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