Video of the Day: Keeping Slot Car Racing Alive in NYC

Posted October 04, 2016
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Today's video of the day comes to us from the people at Great Big Story.

We usually say that pieces that have characters narrate the story are tough to put together well, but this is an example of where it works well.  The character in this has a good story to tell, gets all the information across and seems natural.  This is the biggest fear when having a character narrate through interview; that there will be missing information or it will sound too strung together.  The VJ here clearly did a good job to make sure he got all the pieces in the interview, and got great shots to lay over it.


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