Learning to tell stories powerfully

How's life treating my media-minded friends? This is our first posting of a resource to help each of you grow. I'll strive to share tutorials, articles, reviews, ideas, discussions, blog posts, and a great many other forms of media-related morsels from the worldwide web!


Use a powerful, engaging, purposeful video to connect with your audience before a speaker session, a conference, a retreat, or a presentation. This playlist holds a few inspirational examples as you produce your own attention-getters, whether for personal promotion or your organization's next meeting.


What a treasure trove of learning and knowledge! I'll admit, one of my favorite aspects of this particular tutorials blog is the crisp visual style of their work; they understand aesthetics, but more importantly, they understand the power of storytelling.


Do you still need affordable software for your video editing needs? Da Vinci Resolve Lite is a free, highly functioning version of their NLE (non-linear editing) video software, with powerful color grading features to boot. For motion graphics peeps, they also offer a free version of Fusion, with only a few minor limitations from the professional version.


NLE software can intimidate even the most veteran editors, so if you need a more user-friendly program for your video edits, look into GoPro Studio software for free from GoPro! For the Apple fanboys (and girls) out there, iMovie is quite a powerful editing program – and even allows you to export in high quality Apple ProRes 4:2:2 codec.


Have you seen any valuable reads lately, found any wonderful resources to help our creative community grow? Send them to us! We want this to be a dynamic community, and everyone has something to offer. And of course, we're happy to answer questions—or to pass them to our group for further discussion—so feel free to comment back at us and get our brain-juices churning!