Video story

The New York Times video story, “David Byrne: Live on Two Wheels, Riding With the Musician, Artist and Bicyclist,” greatly benefits from this way of storytelling. Viewers see Byrne, author of Bicycle Diaries, riding through New York City. A “text only” story would lose these essential visuals that photographs could not replace either. At one point during the four and a half minute piece, Byrne describes urban bicycling as “floating through the landscape and watching it as it goes by.” This story is led by his voice and images of him bicycling. The viewer watches him “float through the landscape. The story could be improved if it included more wide-angle shots. There are plenty of close-ups.

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