Storytelling that Builds a Connection Between Strangers

My mother always told me that everyone has a story that is supremely important to them. If we only knew what they were thinking or going through, we’d reach out and comfort them. That act of compassion would provide us comfort as well. She was a pretty smart lady. In Hollywood, screenwriters are always advised…

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“This is Water”

In May of 2005, the brilliant writer David Foster Wallace delivered the commencement speech at Kenyon College. The full title of his talk is, “This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life.”  This is a brilliantly produced video. Grabs your attention; uses powerful imagery; and the motion graphics…

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Documentary Filmmaker Ken Burns on Story

Ken Burns has been trying to wake the dead for his entire career. Emmy® Award winning documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns, knows what matters when creating engaging story experiences for his audiences. He has created over two dozen documentary films ranging from the mini-series’ “The Civil War” to “Baseball” as well as “The National Parks: America’s Best…

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How We Make Sense of the World

One of our earliest interactions with the outside world, is listening to our parents read us stories. It’s how we make sense of the world we are awakening to. Human beings are storying creatures. We make sense of the world and the things that happen to us by constructing narratives to explain and interpret events…

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