Why Indie Storytellers Must “Think Like the Web”
It happened again, to my delight. One of my twitter followee tweeted out loud, sharing his thoughts process and creating a nice space for reflection and debate if wanted.
This time, it is Digital Media Consultant Chris Dorr that took upon himself to thought-tweet.
In the giant tweet that you’ll discover below, Dorr gives a definition to what and who is an independent storyteller, and what they need to accomplish to and master for their story to live and blossom. There are three key points here:
- listening to your audience
- thinking like the web
As you’ll see in the end, Dorr asks more questions than he gives answers. I particularly appreciate Dorr’s use of the expression independent storytellers employing moving images; if you’ve read my bio on Twitter, this is how I define myself, and this is what makes most sense to me today. Not many ‘filmmakers’ will only get to shoot features distributed in Theaters, and I do believe we are storytellers first and foremost.
This is a key conversation we, independent storytellers, should have. Feel free to comment below and/or tweet @chrisdorr to share your thoughts.
If you want to (re)discover some of the Giant Tweets that made it to mentorless:
- Director Duncan Jones and Writer William Gibson’s Reflections Entrapped on the Web’s Net
- Producing the Descendants: a Case Study Made Available to You Thanks to Sheri Candler and Twitter
- Award Winning Screenwriter Corey Mandell Shares Priceless Wisdom on Scriptchat
- Is Being a Great Reader Enough to Become a (Good) Producer?