Finding focus with your video

Finding focus with your video

When an idea for a film or video is born, the tendency is to think of all the possibilities; all the possible story threads, connections, and points that could be made. This is an important step. The problem arises when people stop there. They take their list and try to cram all those ideas into […]

Limited Enrollment Concept Workshop (now being offered online too!)

Limited Enrollment Concept Workshop (now being offered online too!)

So 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 miss the most important element of creating videos: powerful storytelling. This concept workshop strips away the technology […]

Storytelling Webinar with Point Road Studios

Storytelling Webinar with Point Road Studios

  Register for the free “Design Yourself” webinar, storytelling edition, we’re co-hosting (December 5, 1-2 p.m. EST). When Elena and I were first considering launching our own business, we heard a lot of warnings from other creatives about how much of your time goes to working on the business itself. They would say this in a […]

Workshops /// Video Storytelling for Social Change

Workshops /// Video Storytelling for Social Change

By popular demand, we will be teaching a one-day workshop on Video Storytelling for Social Change at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University this spring! Video is everywhere, but effective storytelling is rare. How can people working on social change issues use video stories to connect to a target audience on an emotional level? […]

Story Design /// 6 Audio Tips for More Powerful Stories

Rob Rosenthal, of Transom Story Workshop, Erika Lantz, of PRX Remix, and Rebecca Sheir, host of Metro Connection, offered some great audio advice for filmmakers in the Radio Matters session at the 2014 Media that Matters conference at the Center for Media and Social Impact at American University. Here’s our round up of the top […]