What is storytelling? And if your video storytelling is based on interviews, how can you ensure you get amazing soundbites? This month, SD Media Pros uncovers how planning and structure lead to an emotional result.
What makes an amazing interview? How do you prepare in advance and direct an interview to capture the best material and the elusive perfect soundbite? Award-winning producer, director, and writer Jane Hare will share how she directs interviews to create high impact scripted yet unscripted messages with a storytelling perspective. From CEOs to high risk youth, Jane has a way of making all types of people feel comfortable in front of the camera while capturing defined key messages.
Then, the secret to a great film, a great video, and a great commercial: storytelling. But what is storytelling? The idea of a story is based on a structure that has been around for thousands of years. And though the stories may change, the structure stays the same. Award-winning writer, producer, and editor Michael Towe will share how he uses story structure and emotional storytelling to help his clients use media and connect with their audience. Michael will cover basic story structure, why telling a story is an impactful way to reach an audience emotionally, and why you want to grab their emotions in the first place.
About Our Speakers
Jane Hare is the President of Everon Media and is an award-winning, freelance producer, director, and writer for film, video, multimedia, and corporate training with 20+ years of professional experience in broadcast, syndicated, and cable television and in corporate communications for Fortune 100 clients.
In New York City, Jane worked on breakthrough interview-driven programs for MTV, VH1, Lifetime, and PBS and projects she was a part of received the international Prix Jeunesse Award, an Ollie Award finalist nod, a nomination for a Cable ACE, seven Telly Awards, and others. Jane produced her first documentary in 2004 in partnership with Marshall Field’™s department stores, CBS News, and Walter Cronkite about the role of Jacqueline Kennedy in the White House. Jane is the current President of SD Media Pros.
Michael Towe is the owner of M2 Digital Post Inc., a production and post-production company based in Santee, CA. He has worked as an editor and producer for over 20 years specializing in corporate, broadcast, and film production.
In that time he has been awarded thirteen Telly Awards and four Emmy Awards for his work. Michael believes that when it comes to telling stories, emotion is the key. In his editing he strives to enhance the emotion of each scene and to leave the viewer no choice but to watch.
6 pm - 7 pm: Mix and mingle
7 pm - 9 pm: Program
Our host is
Hangar B Studios
3748 John J Montgomery Drive Hangar B
San Diego, CA 92123
Members: Monthly meetings are included with your membership.
Non-Members: $15 pre-registered, $20 same-day or at the door.
Students free with pre-registration and student ID.
First time visitors are free, whether registering on their own or coming as a member's guest
We always serve refreshments and light appetizers.