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The Storytelling Lab covers everything you need to know to tell a story in the most authentic, effective way. The Storytelling Lab is hosted by Rain Bennett, professional filmmaker and competitive storyteller, and is a Six Second Stories production.

The Storytelling Lab covers everything you need to know to tell a story in the most authentic, effective way. The Storytelling Lab is hosted by Rain Bennett, professional filmmaker and competitive storyteller, and is a Six Second Stories production.
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United States

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The Storytelling Lab covers everything you need to know to tell a story in the most authentic, effective way. The Storytelling Lab is hosted by Rain Bennett, professional filmmaker and competitive storyteller, and is a Six Second Stories production.

Language:

English

Contact:

9194129599


Episodes

Nonprofit Storytelling with Brittany Jennings

1/10/2019
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This week we welcome Brittany Jennings, Eastern North Carolina’s regional communication manager for the American Red Cross, to discuss nonprofit communication and recent hurricane Florence relief efforts. We talk storytelling in the midst of crisis, packaging stories for news outlets, and owning up to mistakes when they happen (because they always do). Follow Brittany on twitter @BritJennings Follow Eastern NC Red Cross @RedCrossENC

Duration:00:40:39

Nonprofit Storytelling with Brittany Jennings

1/10/2019
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This week we welcome Brittany Jennings, Eastern North Carolina’s regional communication manager for the American Red Cross, to discuss nonprofit communication and recent hurricane Florence relief efforts. We talk storytelling in the midst of crisis, packaging stories for news outlets, and owning up to mistakes when they happen (because they always do). Follow Brittany on twitter @BritJennings Follow Eastern NC Red Cross @RedCrossENC

Duration:00:41:06

Ep 10: It's the Man, Not the Machine

12/27/2018
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Cheers to the last episode of Season 1! To finish it off, Rain brings us back to the heart of storytelling. We’ve talked through many important storytelling tips and tricks, but remember the most important tip is to follow your heart (as cheesy as it sounds). Join us next season as we dive deeper into the practice of storytelling and invite trailblazing guests to share more storytelling techniques.

Duration:00:14:26

Ep 9: Tools of the Trade

12/27/2018
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Today we get practical! Rain talks us through the tools needed in each step of the filmmaking process. We break it up into bare bones, middle range, and high budget tools so that you can decide what works best for your storytelling style. Listen in to learn more about the roles needed on a film set, camera models, stabilizers, light sets, microphones, and editing softwares.

Duration:00:40:03

Ep 8: Graphics

12/13/2018
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Welcome to another episode of the Storytelling Lab! Today, Rain explains the best ways to use graphics in your storytelling. We’ll explore the importance of text graphics, animation, infographics, and subtitles (which are SO effective for social media storytelling). Listen in to learn simple ways to use graphics to bump your visual storytelling to the next level!

Duration:00:27:20

Ep 7: Audio

12/13/2018
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Welcome back! This episode’s all about audio. You might not think about it, but audio can be even more important than video, and bad audio can make or break a story! Rain talks the yeses and nos of audio equipment, how to make sound effects your friend, and the importance of music choice and personable narration. We also talk podcasts, audio books, and other new, audio-heavy storytelling methods.

Duration:00:25:05

Ep 6: Video

12/13/2018
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Welcome to the Storytelling Lab! Today we’re talking all things video. Rain takes us through the basics of showing, instead of telling, and stresses the importance of variety in visual storytelling. We’ll teach you how to successfully use A-roll, B-roll, and archival footage, and explain the different types of shots used to create tone and variety.

Duration:00:26:56

Ep 5: ABCs of Storytelling

11/29/2018
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Welcome back! It’s time to dive into the nuts and bolts of storytelling: the beginning, middle, and end. In this episode, Rain will share some techniques that will help you plot out a story. We’ll discuss ways to create relatable characters and see how themes begin to emerge when the basics are already planned out.

Duration:00:21:04

Ep 4: Storytelling Tools

11/29/2018
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What’s up and welcome! On this episode of the Storytelling lab, we explore storytelling tools. With everything available at the touch of a screen, we have so many different ways to receive and to tell stories. Listen in to see how you can use social media, podcasts, graphics, gifs, and memes as a tools for storytelling!

Duration:00:19:35

Ep 3: Why Short Form

11/26/2018
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Welcome to another episode of the Storytelling Lab. Today, Rain will talk about the advantage of short form storytelling, starting with the Ernest Hemingway legend of the original six word story. Learn the how to cut fat out of your stories and grab your audience in the first 5 seconds! And remember, if it’s not helping move your story forward, it’s an injustice to the piece.

Duration:00:12:08

Ep 2: Why Storytelling

11/26/2018
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Today we’ll be talking about the ‘why’ of storytelling. Why do we love stories? And, why does storytelling work? Join Rain, our storytelling expert, as he talks branded content and storytelling as a method to build trust. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:08:53

Ep 1: Intro

11/26/2018
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Welcome to the first episode of the Storytelling Lab with Rain Bennett, professional documentarian and competitive storyteller! In this series, Rain will break down the art and science of storytelling, and together we will learn how to start seeing our “flaws” as super powers.

Duration:00:07:07