- Their message is a surprise.
- They don't lose clarity.
- They involve the audience.
- They challenge curiosity.
- They command answers.
- They let the audience think.
- They're always well executed.
At its best, documentaries [in our case scientific presentations] should do more than help viewers pass the time [or information]; they should demand their active engagement, challenging them to think about what they know, how they how it, and want more they want to learn.
Author of "Documentary Storytelling"