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Your Story Videos

Your video will create more interest when constructed as a story with (a) a hook or opening action sequence, (b) a main character, (c) a goal, (d) relationships and conflict, and (e) outcome. I am an experienced video producer that can join with you in telling your story about an aspect of your life: your wedding, your business, bed and breakfast, party, school, or charitable work. My goal is to make interesting video that will:
  • attract a wide audience,
  • sustain interest,
  • generate enthusiastic response, and
  • provide good examples of my work.
David Starr 917-324-4234 [Maple Shade]

The Toy Shop Christmas Toys Video

I was very happy with this video because it is the story of a person excited about a year-end celebration who is working to bring that excitement to others. Working with her, I was able to bring out 3 goals:
  • Help volunteers feel the spirit earlier,
  • Help people with different traditions participate, and
  • Join with mom in picking toys for kids.
The video has a strong beginning, middle and end. It sustains interest by showing relationships.

The Families and Schools Together Video

What makes this video interesting is a strong school principal whose goals for this after school program include helping the children AND the parents.
  • Purpose of the program
  • Parents talking about what the program means for them
  • Kids have a good time while parents learn skills.
The video has a strong start with clear goals and an amazing success story that is made visible.

These videos were produced in a volunteer effort for a Philadelphia nonprofit Turning Points for Children For more information about their work, please visit their web site

For how video is a part of a strong web site, see this article (Click Here) which we borrowed from

Reuven Frank of NBC News guides our work. He wrote in 1963:
Every news story should, without sacrifice of probity or responsibility, display the attributes of fiction, of drama. It should have structure and conflict, problem and denouement, rising and falling action, a beginning, a middle and an end. These are not only the essentials of drama: they are the essentials of narrative.

● Scenario: Your Wedding

  • The Hook: the way you met or decided to marry. Maybe in an amusement park or on a horse and buggy ride or at the shore, a funny, happy mooment
  • The Main Character: who knew first they wanted to marry, how did they know, what did they do?
  • The Goal: a happy wedding enjoyable for family and friends
  • Relationships and Conflict: Friends and Family in focus: finding a dress, a DJ, a space, a day, living in a budget, lots of issues
  • Outcome: Goal accomplished: faces and smiles - special moments preserved for a lifetime Goal elusive: faces with concern; making the best of it
Destination: dvd for participants, facebook, perhaps,, etc.
Concept: This scenario can work to bring together memorabilia from a prior wedding including video shot at the time, still photographs enhanced for video, commentary at the time and now, and reenactments where tasteful.
Note: This is a illustrative scenario. It will be changed to fit your story.

● Scenario: Your Business

  • The Hook: something special about you and your customers. This could be an award, a goal accomplished, a happy customer: something with visual appeal.
  • The Main Character: you and your business
  • The Goal: enhance recognition of your business and how it helps customers
  • Relationships and Conflict: Staff and Customers: steps in building and expanding the business
  • Outcome: Goal accomplished: faces and smiles - a stronger brand for staff and customers
Destination: business web site, dvd for participants, facebook,
perhaps,, etc., if there is an educational component then MIND-TV over-the-air in Philadelphia [minimum 40 exposures over 24 months]
Note: This is a illustrative scenario. It will be changed to fit your story.

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