INTRODUCTION

“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.”

Robert McAfee Brown

Changing Television

Although television technology is rapidly changing, you have to keep in mind that storytelling is still the key to a good television program: whether it is narrative, news, sports, or comedy, it always comes down to the story. Technology is very important, but it really is there only to help tell and support the storyline.

The change in the paradigms of television production has occurred quickly over the past few years and continues at warp speed. Originally, most productions took place in a studio with few shots created outside of those confines. Production was highly expensive and only a few select people got to work ...

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