A powerful mix of stills and video
This comes to me courtesy of the Kobre Channel andÂ Prof. Ken Kobre.
His blog and website should be required reading for anyone interested in video.
Time Magazine won an Emmy Award for "New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming.
The piece is a marriage of still photographs and a narration by photographer Anthony Suau.
Take a look at it.
It is video, but it is also stills, and it is very powerful.
What makes it work is the power of the storytelling.
When we say 'don't move the camera', you can't get more 'don't move the camera than stills', but see how Time Magazine has managed to marry the stills to great storytelling. The music helps as well.
You can do this also.
It's all about the power of the images and how they are held together.