When you’re watching television and consuming media, can you tell what’s real and what’s not? How do you tell a story in a captivating way…and still stay married to the truth?

When interviewing people for creating stories for non-fiction television or film, what’s an example of a good question? How are these questions different from other types of interview questions?

Who is Laura Fravel?

Photo by Laura Fravel

Producer, television maker, filmmaker, photographer, show doctor, documentarian

Worked with National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Washington Post, The New York Times, PBS

Story teller and media maker for museum exhibits, non-profit and for-profit companies, and NGOs

Ex SCUBA instructor, marine education teacher


What will you learn?

How to turn a passion into a career. Listen for the cues.

The specific steps to take to create documentary television.

How to find and create story narrative out of science and social issues.

Curious questions.

How do you find a media-friendly scientist?

What exactly do you do when you’re given an assignment from a television network?

How do we make sense of the world when facts don’t fall neatly into traditional story narrative?

How does non-fiction documentary television differ from reality television?

Links and resources:

Laura Fravel Film and Photography

National Geographic television

Sea Education Association (SEA)

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

National Press Photography Association (NPPA)

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Special thanks to Laura for joining me this week. Until next time!