Factual Storytelling

These presentations are are designed for journalists and documentary makers – and anyone else who tells factual stories. What can you learn from great drama, without ever forgetting that in a factual story you can’t make stuff up.

Beginning, Middle and End – Part 1:

In between, you should watch this excellent bit of factual storytelling from BBC Planet Earth 2:

Now back to our presentation: Beginning, Middle and End – Part 2:

Download these worksheets to see what you can bring to your factual storytelling from the world of drama.

Credit: image copyright belongs to BBC Studios, Warner Bros, New Line Productions, Twentieth Century Fox, Touchstone Pictures, Pixar, Pathe Entertainment, LucasFilm.

Further reading on storytelling – see Bookshelf