Sports and Storytelling

Louis DeTitto Sports Storytelling

Sports generate a large amount of money throughout the world. People connect with sports and they love seeing their favorite teams compete on the field or court for glory. Sports and storytelling seem to go hand in hand and most people create a narrative for the sports games in their heads if one isn’t being presented. Many people recognize the power of sports and they seek to use technology to make more compelling content that is sports-related for people to enjoy.

Emerging Technologies

Emerging technologies have made it easier than ever to capture sports stories on camera. There are so many ways for cameras to capture the action on the field and many people are also choosing to focus on the action that is going on off the field. People want to know more about their favorite sports stars and they like consuming content that is related to their favorite sports teams. This could lead to an even deeper relationship between sports and storytelling in the future.

Athletes Creating Media Companies

It’s also interesting to note that many athletes have created media companies to produce content. Famous NBA player Lebron James is a good example of this. In fact, Lebron’s 2008 movie More Than a Game received critical praise and told a compelling story of how he and his friends at the time came together to compete for a high school basketball championship in Akron, Ohio. Other famous NBA athletes have now started investing money in production companies and you could see more movies or other types of content that tell sports stories.

Sports Movies Are Popular

Sports movies are very popular and there are many different types of movies out there. Fictional boxing movies such as Rocky have captivated audiences for years and football films such as Remember the Titans have also been met with praise. The public loves sports and the potential to tell stories within a sports setting is there. Some athletes recognize this and they seek to take part by creating the aforementioned media production companies.

The desire for new content is at an all-time high due to the streaming wars between large corporations. Various streaming services are competing for new content and it’s likely that sports-related movies will be a part of the package. Sports and storytelling will always go hand in hand. There could be many intriguing sports-related media projects on the horizon very soon because of the media production companies that are being formed today.

from Louis DeTitto’s Sports Blog http://louisdetitto.net/sports-and-storytelling-2/
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