Ryan Booth talks about breaking into the film industry—and staying there. Booth dives into managing crews, finding great collaborators, and creative growth.Read More
We’ll be at booth C8312 in the Central Hall, and we have a stellar lineup of speakers and meetups from Monday-Wednesday (not to mention some craft Oregon beer on tap). Check out our line-up, and we’ll see you there!Read More
Shooting a documentary about Alejandro González Iñárritu's ‘The Revenant’’ gave Story & Heart filmmaker Ryan Booth a new perspective on what it takes to make it in the industry.Read More
Full red, full blue, full green, full magenta, full pink, full yellow, full cyan—any color at your fingertips with just the turn of a dial. We had to try it.Read More
Reels. Whether you love making them (unlikely) or consistently put them off (very likely), reels are the best chance of getting your story across in the shortest amount of time. Here are 5 tips on how to make a killer reel.Read More
We posed a question—challenge, really—to Ryan Booth, Joe Simon, Dan and Dana of Gnarly Bay, and Mike Sutton: What are 1 or 2 films that have greatly inspired you and why?Read More
We all know how music can influence our audiences. But what about the impact it has on us as filmmakers? With this question in mind, we are creating a series of soundtracks to inspire your creative process. The first one is for color grading.Read More
The Arri Amira is marketed as a documentary-style camera, meaning it's intended to be ready for all of the challenges faced by documentary filmmakers. So, how does it stack up?Read More
What does it take to tell an amazing story?
More importantly: why do we create? What inspires us to keep creating?
We've got 5 tips to help you figure that out…by remembering the magic of working together.Read More
We’re now half-way through our second week of Tell Amazing Stories, Story & Heart’s first-ever 4 week collaborative filmmaking course, and we've challenged our attendees to find beauty in their everyday, and in turn they taught us so much more about the importance for any storyteller to be present.
But how? Here are 3 ways we’ve learned to be more aware, to be more present in the moment, care of our Tell Amazing Stories course.Read More
So, really, “thrilled” doesn’t cover it: on Tuesday, June 24th, for the very first of four webinars, Ryan Booth will join us, as well as Patrick from Stillmotion, to Tell Amazing Stories.
In just 4 days, we’ll be announcing our inaugural Exploration, and the following day you’ll be able to hang out with Ryan as he shows you his own Exploration story, as well as share the thought and process behind bringing it to life—the challenges he stomped out, the triumphs he reveled in, and then, of course, the film he came up with.
That’s not all!Read More
In less than one week—only 5 days actually—we kick off our first ever 4 week collaborative learning adventure: Tell Amazing Stories!
While we’re geeked that so many incredible filmmakers will be on board to serve as the best professors for which any storyteller could ask, and though we can’t wait to see what kind of collaborative films we’ll build together, there is one thing about which we are tremendously stoked:
Tell Amazing Stories will teach you everything you could ever need to discover the stories you love, lift them to unimaginable heights, and carry them away all on your own terms.Read More
This week’s reading list is all about learning through experience: and not about simply finding something to do, but about taking into account what such experience can show you about what it means to be a living, breathing storyteller.Read More
We learn when we do. And we learn better when we do together.
Which is why we’re practically bursting at the seams to announce Story & Heart’s first interactive educational opportunity:
Tell Amazing Stories: our 4 Week Collaborative Filmmaking Workshop!Read More
At Story & Heart, we’re building an ecosystem—a network of support; a haven for true expression; a place that creators and their creations can call home.
So we’re thrilled, delighted, and even a bit hysterical to announce that the doors to Story & Heart are finally opening...Read More
While we’re still basking in the afterglow of a night of burning questions answered—of our filmmaking community come together to help each other tell the stories we love—we continue to process all of the lessons learned and the new friendships forged.Read More
The time has finally come!
Well, actually: tomorrow, the time will finally come!
Our Ask Us Anything Live Story & Heart Community Event kicks off at 6:00 PM PST—that’s tomorrow night—and we can already barely contain our excitement for what we’ve got going down.Read More
You’re a filmmaker and you have a problem that seems insurmountable.
Whatever it is that’s stumped you, be it financial, physical, or existential, it can always seem like a lot for one creative person to tackle alone.
But now imagine that you find a place, a resource to which or a person to whom you can turn with literally any one of these questions...Read More
It’s Friday, which for many means the end of the work week—the difference between doing what you love and loving what you do seems all the more a sensitive distinction.
The surest sign of a solid business/life balance is enjoying that transition between “work” and “play”—and sometimes not recognizing the difference.Read More
You have questions. The Story & Heart community has answers.
Tune in live on April 29th at 6 PM PST, when Story & Heart will host a panel of filmmakers from all over the country who will answer the questions you’ve always had about everything filmmaking and storytelling: gear, creative processes, inspirations, lives, favorite on-set snacks—really, ask us anything!Read More