Storytelling is definitely an art. Not everyone can do it. Well, let me take that back. Most people can tell a story but only a few can do it well. Last year I shot two storytelling competitions both at the Long Beach Playhouse, a semi-final and a the finals of the Long Beach Searches for the Greatest Storyteller in the 562. It’s really fun. The contestants get 5 minutes to tell their story. I can be about anything and be fact or fiction. Doesn’t matter. The good ones are engaging and evoke some type of emotion be it sadness, embarrassment or just simply happiness.
I just shot the 2012 Spring round of competition and I loved every single story. It’s amazing what you can convey in 5 minutes.