How To Record Stories With David Hoffman Filmmaker Pt. 1

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  • Published on Mar 1, 2019
  • If you have seen my first video inviting you to work with me to record your stories and the stories of those you know please watch this video which is the first of 2 that I will make to help you get started.. And here is a link to my introductory video inviting you to give it a try - ru-clip.com/video/d04YEzLJG54/video.html. And here is a Link to part #3 - ru-clip.com/video/7e6PFyFdRyc/video.html. #storytelling #davidhoffman
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Comments • 73

  • Cristian Reyes
    Cristian Reyes Month ago

    I will share some stories with you! Give me some time and I will send you some stuff about my parents. And myself

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  Month ago

      Please do. Follow my instructions for how to record your stories as described in the community pulldown menu on my channel homepage.
      David Hoffman - filmmaker

  • James SS
    James SS Month ago

    How do I send you a video?

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  Month ago

      I have made a video on how to do this using dropbox that you can see in the community pulldown menu on my channel homepage but you can also upload to RU-clip and let me download it and mark the RU-clip video as unlisted. When you have done either, send me a note to allinaday@aol.com. thank you.
      David Hoffman-filmmaker

  • loloioi
    loloioi Month ago

    I can't wait to see more of this!

  • Ian Gifford
    Ian Gifford Month ago

    I’m in on this! I love it! You’re a legend, sir

  • Ketters
    Ketters 2 months ago

    Watching this video I can't help but see how wholesome and hopeful you are! You seem like such a great guy and a man who has seen a lot and wants to see more. I hope you live a long life and keep documenting!

  • Derek Greene
    Derek Greene 2 months ago

    Hi David, I don’t know if this offer is still open but I’m interested

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago +1

      my e-mail address and how to communicate with me is on one of the videos I posted. Watch the videos and you will get all of the information you need. I look forward to hearing from you.
      David Hoffman

    • Derek Greene
      Derek Greene 2 months ago

      David if you don’t mind sharing your email address, I’d like to tell you what’s going on so you can help narrow down which aspect to share so I’m not tangential

    • Derek Greene
      Derek Greene 2 months ago

      David Hoffman I absolutely will. Currently going through life changing events and my only issue will be narrowing it down. But I will this week.

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago +1

      Very open Derek. I have received 3 videos so far. Give it a try.
      David Hoffman

  • habacuc diaz
    habacuc diaz 2 months ago

    GRACIAS mr. hoffman! muchas gracias!

  • sign543
    sign543 2 months ago +4

    This is a fantastic idea. Yes, I love to hear people’s stories, which is why I watch your videos. You are a wonderful filmmaker. I just finished your “Greatest Home Video” film...it’s truly a masterpiece. I was sucked in entirely and had to watch every frame. I stopped at certain points to look up places where you’d been...and I was also very intrigued by how intimate your family is. What a treasure this will be for their future. You captured the real...you captured the moments...it was very authentic. It made me feel like I was there with your family. How wonderful if people took the time to film an adventure like that with their families. Of course we don’t want to live our lives through the camera, that’s not being in the moment, but you don’t have to record the entire time...just capture enough to get a linear view of what the journey was like. I truly enjoyed that film. And now I am realizing I should’ve left THIS comment on THAT video haha. I’m going to copy and paste it there, as well.

  • MahdiRanger
    MahdiRanger 2 months ago

    When is the deadline to record a video and send it in?

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago

      6 months from now.
      David Hoffman-filmmaker

  • EQ Chronicles
    EQ Chronicles 2 months ago +4

    Love your channel. It’s quickly becoming my favorite on RU-clip.

  • Goodhoof
    Goodhoof 2 months ago +2

    You're my favorite RU-clipr.

  • loco
    loco 2 months ago +1

    I have a quick question about being alone with the camera.
    Say I let someone else tell a story, is it adviseable to also leave them alone with the camera?
    I feel like they might get bored or dont know what to say If I ask the right questions, how would you go about such an "Interview"?

    • loco
      loco 2 months ago

      thank you very much for your reply Sir, I will head over and take a look at your advice immadiately +David Hoffman

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago

      Loco - ru-clip.com/video/7e6PFyFdRyc/video.html

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago +1

      Loco: I am going to make a suggestion about this in my next video which I will post for my subscribers tomorrow. But it really depends on the person you are interviewing. If the person has a passion and a strong desire to express it all you have to do is set the camera and the person in the right frame of mind. But if the person is just interesting to you and the stories need to come from a “dialogue with you” I would then definitely not leave the room but conduct the interview as I tell you to do in the video you'll see tomorrow.
      David Hoffman-filmmaker

  • Sam Haines
    Sam Haines 2 months ago +3

    Consider leaving the link to your patreon in the description to all your videos

  • Danny C. Jewell
    Danny C. Jewell 2 months ago

    Good info wrong time, just let it roll

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago

      Please give one a try, Danny - ru-clip.com/video/7e6PFyFdRyc/video.html

  • Knot Good
    Knot Good 2 months ago +1

    That’s fine. Allow me to turn you on to Team Smoke Ant. He goes live and we share stories. Tell’em Knotgood sent ya. Peace ✌️

  • Oliver McCloud
    Oliver McCloud 2 months ago +1

    WHY ONE VIDEO: multiple reasons, but one is, when you start and stop video, you often move the camera and edits will look bad because you'll be jumping around the screen. So make sure your phone is plugged in or fully charged with enough memory to make one big video. Editing pauses and ums is easy, editing multiple videos is hard.

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago

      In me as many as you like, Oliver- ru-clip.com/video/7e6PFyFdRyc/video.html

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago

      I do hope you will be trying out the system and doing at least one recording.
      David Hoffman

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago +1

      So true, Oliver. And thank you.
      David Hoffman-filmmaker

  • LordKrx
    LordKrx 2 months ago +1

    I love your content and I'm especially excited for this new series, looking forward to hearing more about what exactly you are looking for in these stories so I may send you one myself.

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago

      I am looking for ordinary people who attempt to tell extraordinary stories. I'll bet you are one. Give it a try. ru-clip.com/video/7e6PFyFdRyc/video.html

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago +1

      I hope to create the video that gets everyone going by end of this weekend. Thank you.
      David Hoffman-filmmaker

  • Will E
    Will E 2 months ago

    I’m totally thinking about doing this. I mean definitely a regular person here, but hey I guess that’s the point

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago

      okay regular person. Give it a try. Thank you Will. ru-clip.com/video/7e6PFyFdRyc/video.html

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago

      And that is the point. Ordinary people. Extraordinary stories.
      David Hoffman-filmmaker

  • Helge Frisenette
    Helge Frisenette 2 months ago

    Peoples faces generally look horrible on the 35mm to 28mm full frame equivalent, kinda wide lens on most phones, in the portrait mode/cut you suggest.
    Either you should have them do a torso and hips setting, or be prepared to do some lens correction in software.

    • Helge Frisenette
      Helge Frisenette 2 months ago

      David Hoffman that’s exactly what’s on my mind. Inexperienced beginners. They don’t like looking different and weird, especially if they don’t understand why.

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago

      Thank you Helga. I do do editing and often zoom in. But I will try to remind people of this. I do not want to give beginning storytellers to much to think about. I'm sure you understand. And I hope you make videos and send them in. Certainly worth a try.
      David Hoffman-filmmaker

  • Geoff Bartlett
    Geoff Bartlett 2 months ago +5

    Thank you David. I am really enjoying this and I am going to send you one.

  • Lord Toranaga
    Lord Toranaga 2 months ago +26

    brilliant project. this is what the internet is for

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago +2

      I do hope you are correct. I will be putting out my second video about how to tell a story hopefully this weekend. Then it's up to my subscribers to start rolling.
      Dave Altman-filmmaker

  • Abhishek Shetty
    Abhishek Shetty 2 months ago +2

    Interested!!!

  • AvalonDreaming
    AvalonDreaming 2 months ago +2

    Thank you for your tips.

  • Beeblebrox One
    Beeblebrox One 2 months ago +12

    Wow, what a Great opportunity! You are one of the Greats in documentary film making.

  • idk
    idk 2 months ago +1

    I can’t wait to see these stories coming in ❤️

  • Glenn John
    Glenn John 2 months ago +2

    Thank you David!

  • R2 Frank2
    R2 Frank2 2 months ago +2

    Great introduction to this “course” I’m going to call it. Thanks David! I will be purchasing the tripod and microphone in preparation. Looking forward to part 2. Im hoping there is going to be advice about having other people tell their stories, as I’m less interested in my own and more interested in other people’s. Especially some of my older family members, I really like the idea surrounding the legacy aspect of this type of story telling. Thanks again

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago

      Try it please - ru-clip.com/video/7e6PFyFdRyc/video.html

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago +2

      I will make sure to include that in video two. Thank you Frank.
      David Hoffman-filmmaker

  • KING OF NEW YORK HACKS
    KING OF NEW YORK HACKS 2 months ago +3

    Hi Mr.Hoffman, I just recently found your channel from a friend who suggested it to me. I'm extremely interested in collaborating on any level with you. I am in New York City and if you're here I would love to meet up for a cup of coffee and sign the nda whilst maybe you could provide me with some more first hand suggestions on my approach. I have tons of ideas and just have never been given the opportunity to get to the next level. I am self taught, I shoot with Canon 5DMVI and the 7DMII while also using my phone. I have made partnerships with some social media outlets that share my videos but I know I can provide much more content, but need some guidance. If you are open to chatting with me in person, or by email, phone, I'd genuinely appreciate speaking with you, even if its fee based, and who knows maybe I hav some knowledge that can help you build your channel as well. I was ill for over a year and am going to really rev up my work being I've seen youtube has changed and demonetized my videos because I didnt have 1000 subscribers. Over 1 million views but regretfully I never really focused on the getting people to subscribe. I'd like to fix that by summer and begin building my channel and also try to monetize all of my content, and maybe help you build your channel too and promote your patreon and begin my own patreon if possible. I have some interviews from different NYC moments but generally I used to just video occasionally because photography was my main focus on my subjects, and sadly I didnt even think of "legacy". Shame on me. Thats why I'd love to meet you. Thank you for sharing this video, positively inspiring.

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago

      ru-clip.com/video/7e6PFyFdRyc/video.html

    • KING OF NEW YORK HACKS
      KING OF NEW YORK HACKS 2 months ago +4

      +David Hoffman Thank you Mr. Hoffman , I appreciate the encouragement and taking the time to answer any questions I may have via email. I sincerely appreciate what you're providing to this community of artists and storytellers. Your work is brilliant. My best to you sir.

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago +4

      Thank you for connecting. I do not live in New York City although I come from New York.
      The camera you are using is more than enough and would be just fine. I assume that you are a subscriber. And that you have watched my initial video on the subject of creating videos with me and for me to edit and upload. I'm going to be posting the second video, how to tell your stories, in the next few days. After that time, I'd love you to start working and giving it a try. Either interviewing yourself or others. I will provide instructions for both.And then, if you have questions, I am happy to answer them via e-mail. As I mentioned, my e-mail address is allinaday@aol.com. It sounds like you are well along in being a video storyteller.David Hoffman-filmmaker

  • Knot Good
    Knot Good 2 months ago

    Sub to my channel please-Knotgood (scroll down till you find the Astronaut) let me know what you can use. (Whispers) it’s all yours... jus appreciating

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago

      I checked out your channel and videos. I don't see any stories. What you need to do is begin to tell stories to the camera using your microphone about your life and times, perceptions, feelings, etc. That's what will work and that's what I will work on if you send me unedited stories from you.
      David Hoffman-filmmaker

  • Knot Good
    Knot Good 2 months ago +13

    It’s a deal , I’m Knotgood. Pleased to meet you.

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago +1

      Please begin - ru-clip.com/video/7e6PFyFdRyc/video.html

    • hjb -Dr Knot
      hjb -Dr Knot 2 months ago +1

      +David HoffmanHello Sir, and thank you for the opportunity. I'm Dr knot...not a doctor

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago +3

      I am excited to help you.
      David Hoffman - filmmaker

  • Knot Good
    Knot Good 2 months ago +2

    I heart Stories

  • LaserSharkSushi
    LaserSharkSushi 2 months ago +4

    This is awesome David! Thank you.

  • 4realitsmee
    4realitsmee 2 months ago +2

    :)

  • Tyler Johnson
    Tyler Johnson 2 months ago +3

    Thanks for the instructions

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago

      for Tyler - ru-clip.com/video/7e6PFyFdRyc/video.html

  • Laure Anctilpte
    Laure Anctilpte 2 months ago +5

    thank you for sharing

  • Annaliese
    Annaliese 2 months ago +3

    Does it have to be a phone? I have a nice camera and microphone that I can use.

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago

      time to begin. I can't wait to see what you send me - ru-clip.com/video/7e6PFyFdRyc/video.html

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  2 months ago +3

      No problem using a camera. Thank you for asking.
      David Hoffman-filmmaker