There are two required story elements for a moving film. Do you know what they are?Read More
Passion projects are one of the greatest ways to accelerate your filmmaking. Patrick from Stillmotion will share 3 reasons why doing work pro-bono can lead to the growth—and paid client work—you need to jumpstart your filmmaking career.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
It's no secret: we have a incredible appreciation for Story. And we're dedicating a month to it.Read More
If you're not looking after body, you're not going to be a filmmaker for long. With that sentiment, as we looked at the stories we were filming for our Sony FS7 review and how tough they would be on our bodies, there was no better time to try the EasyRig and put it—and us—through the paces.Read More
The Academy sounds great on paper, right? But what does it actually look like? How does it work? We can talk all day about why we decided to reinvent the online film school through collaboration and stories. But today we wanted to take the chance to take you behind the scenes and give you an exclusive look.Read More
In many ways, the two films couldn’t be more different, but through our conversation during the webinar, we found that each filmmaker learned many of the same lessons—lessons you'll undoubtably face on your journey.Read More
Here are nine of our favorite blogs to bookmark that refresh our understanding of technique, inspire our creativity and expand our storytelling consciousness.Read More
Equally as important, the Freefly team are great people—filmmakers themselves—who understand it's not just about pushing creative limits, but also showing up on set with a reliable and battle-tested tool that will handle anything you throw at it.
Out of the box, the MoVI is simple to get up and running quickly with a camera and lens.
But, where do you go from there?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
This week we’re going to scale back all the technical info and ask one simple question:
As a storyteller, what’s most important: the shot or the experience?
Because, whether you are working with natural light, modifying existing light, or adding in your own lights—it’s all just light.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
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
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
We’re meant to connect; it’s in our biology to collaborate. Because we’re human.
So, as you head into the weekend here are 5 reads we’ve recently encountered that confirm the crucial nature of collaboration.Read More
If you saw Godzilla over Memorial Day weekend, you know that the meat and potatoes of any monster movie is enormity.
Which can get to is the heart of every storyteller’s, well...biggest fear:
Some stories just feel too big to even attempt to tell, even when we know we must.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
The story of Stillmotion is all about collaboration.
Or maybe flip that around: for Stillmotion, collaboration is all about story.
For more than a decade, from wedding films to a feature-length documentary and the Final Four, from Toronto all the way across the continent to the West Coast, the filmmakers in Stillmotion—a full-service production studio based out of Portland, OR—have always depended on story to guide them—their past, their present, and wherever they’re going next.Read More