Mankind has been telling stories visually for 40,000 years. In spite of the continuing evolution of language and the increasing sophistication of both linguistics and technology, our reptilian brains still respond most strongly to visual stimulus. We are hard-wired to take in information visually, and then respond. The same basic neurological framework that helped us avoid Sabre-toothed Tigers now helps us to perceive and understand the modern world. In this context, documentary film making is a vital tool in the quest to effectively convey information.
What makes an image compelling? What inspires interest and engagement? There is no definitive answer, but we are compelled to pay attention to images and sounds that speak to our sub-cortical or sub-conscious brains. Shapes, colors, sounds, images that we don’t understand or that remind us of other things. To this end, Billet Media employs classical and avant-garde visual storytelling techniques to tell human interest stories in the documentary medium. We conduct great-looking, great-sounding interviews. We incorporate emotive sounds and music. We capture interesting b-roll. Then we put it all together with the aim of telling great stories.
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