What can TV teach L&D? Ep. 5 – The Queen’s Gambit

Here is a transcript of Ep.5 – The Queen’s Gambit.

Hi everyone, my name’s Tom Hickmore and in this episode of “What can TV teach L&D?” I’m looking at The Queen’s Gambit.

I make drama for learning, so I’m taking popular TV drama and looking at it with an analytical eye, asking “What can we learn from this that we can be applied in the field of learning and development?”

In L&D people often, rather naively, film drama from a literal point of view, believing this to be a key to creating empathy.  But this kind of representation of point of view is barely used in Hollywood and mainstream drama.  Guiding a viewer smoothly through a story while you dart from the point of view of one character to that of another is a delicate art, but the principles are simple.  It’s largely to do with the size of the shot, and where the focus is. 

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