What We’re Watching /// Alex Blumberg – Creative Live

What We’re Watching /// Alex Blumberg – Creative Live

We’ve been watching this Creative Live course over our lunches recently. I just heard the above quote come out of Alex Blumberg’s mouth, and I love it. Finding the right person to be the subject of your video is one of the most crucial elements in producing a strong video. Often the default is to […]

Workshops // Crafting Video Stories That Move People

Workshops // Crafting Video Stories That Move People

We love teaching this workshop. Through teaching a variety of video storytelling courses and workshops, we’ve found that often people get hung up on cameras, software, and all the technical aspects of producing videos (which is understandable, there’s a lot to remember!) The problem is, when you’re distracted by cameras, microphones, and editing software, you […]

What We’re Reading /// Winning the Story Wars

What We’re Reading /// Winning the Story Wars

  We first came across Free Range Studio a few years back at the Media that Matters conference at the Center for Media and Social Impact at American University (a conference we highly recommend, by the way). Free Range gave a great presentation that broke down classic storytelling techniques in a creative, compelling, and innovative […]

Behind the Story – The Making of “Skewed Justice”

Behind the Story – The Making of “Skewed Justice”

We’ve been working with the American Constitution Society on a short doc about judicial elections, Citizens United, and the criminal justice system. The video is┬ábased on the “Skewed Justice” report, a study produced by independent researchers at Emory University School of Law, led by Joanna Shepherd. When we first learned about this work, we were […]

Story Design /// 7 Tips for Designing Documentary Projects for Social Impact

Story Design /// 7 Tips for Designing Documentary Projects for Social Impact

We just got back from the 2014 Media that Matters conference at the Center for Media and Social Impact at American University. I came away with pages of notes, and was particularly inspired by the Design for Impact session. Caty Borum Chatoo (the fantastic media impact researcher, documentary producer and professor) puts it like this, […]