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Tell a Story with The Elephant Man

by Videographic Criticism

This storytelling exercise asks participants to select a continuous video sequence from their media object (three-minute maximum, although they could manipulate the clip’s duration) and tell a story over it. What kind of story? That was up to them to decide. But as we all know, telling a story successfully demands attention to vocal delivery.

Liz Greene told a story—with the help of Alan Splet—about the sound design on David Lynch’s The Elephant Man (U.S.A., 1980), gracefully reminding us that production histories are both an important part of film history and scholarship and among the kinds of stories cinephiles like best.

Elephant Man Storytelling Voiceover

A Videographic Storytelling Exercise Using The Elephant Man

from The Elephant Man (2015)
Creator: Liz Greene
Posted by Videographic Criticism