Make Them Care - TED Talks On Storytelling Every Filmmaker Must See!

By Arun Fulara. Posted on September 04, 2015

TED Talks have been around for a long time now. I am a big fan of these videos that help break down interesting & often complex concepts & ideas into understandable chunks. Some of these are also windows into the minds and processes that many experts follow. Always something to learn from these videos.

Over the years there have been many interesting talks on storytelling at TED. Storytelling, in the multitude of formats that exist today, is a critical skill set that filmmakers need to master. These 3 talks give varied perspectives on the craft of storytelling from different angles of a filmmaker, a writer and an agent.

Let us know what you think of these. Does it work for you? You should also check our chats with Indian screenwriters & filmmakers like Anjum Rajabali, Juhi Chaturvedi, Anurag Kashyap, Tushar Paranjape amongst others.

The Clues To A Great Story: Andrew Stanton

"Filmmaker Andrew Stanton ("Toy Story," "WALL-E") shares what he knows about storytelling -- starting at the end and working back to the beginning."

A Writer's Secrets To Catching Creative Ideas: Brad Herzog

"What do fishing and creative writing have in common? In his playful and personal TEDxMonterey talk, award winning freelance writer Brad Herzog shares some of his favorite stories and best kept secrets for pursuing and catching great ideas."

The Mystery Of Storytelling: Julian Friedmann

"How we tell stories seems to be a mysterious process that millions around the world want to be able to do, but 99.9% effectively fail. Why is it so hard for storyteller and audience to be one? What we communicate can change the lives of the writer and the audience. However, why stories matter and how to tell them better may not be as mysterious as it seems."

Do Screencraft a similar but longer list of TED Talks for screenwriters by Screencraft that includes talks by James Cameron & JJ Abrams.


Share your views

Wanna be a filmmaker?

Subscribe to our newsletter and get ahead.