Digital Journalism

COM466 – University of Washington

Everyone has a story.

By Brian Farn

For those of us who ride the bus on a daily basis, we know that it can sometimes be a strange place with even stranger stories. In 2008, there were over 118 million boardings in King County. What I wanted to do was to find some of these stories and compile them into a documentary style piece. For this piece, I wanted to focus on the stories as much as possible while taking myself out as much as I could. I wanted the piece to be self-explanatory. Therefore, it became a very simple way of storytelling as a couple of slides set the audience up and each person told their story.

In the end I think that the piece achieved what I wanted; a simple documentary style video that is focused on storytelling. What I learned from doing this project was that there are many interesting stories to tell. Since there is a time limit I couldn’t include all of the stories that I wanted. Even with just two people, I overran the allotted time. I think it would be a better piece if I could have included more people, maybe next time.

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