Alright, you ought to know that I am not a big fan of TED talks. It’s not because they are bad talks per se, it’s just that when a multi-million dollar organisation has pretty much zero internet presence in an internet age (as is the case with the owners of TED – that is the Sapling Foundation), it makes me wonder what agenda is being hidden in the background.
But I digress!
In today’s post, I actually want to share an article which was originally published in April 2014 by the team at Screencraft. It’s one of those guilty pleasure posts, you know. <insert voice of Matt Smith as Dr Who> Top 10 lists are cool! </insert> So check out what constitutes their “10 favorite TED Talks that all filmmakers, screenwriters and storytellers should watch” right here.
If you think it’ll be TLDR, then for brevities sake, their list looks a lot like this (links included):
10. Kevin Alloca: Why Videos Go Viral
09. Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Creative Genius
08. Rob Legato: The Art of Creating Awe
07. Julian Friedmann: The Mystery of Storytelling
06. Julie Burstein: Four Lessons in Creativity
05. Don Levy: A Cinematic Journey Through Visual Effects
04. Joe Sabia: The Technology of Storytelling
03. James Cameron: Before Avatar … A Curious Boy
02. JJ Abrams: The Mystery Box
And their number one TED talk is…
01. Andrew Stanton: The Clues to a Great Story