Story Of/ offers a valuable
cross-industry networking opportunity as well as an interdisciplinary framework for approaching visual narrative.
A weekend-long storytelling workshop intensive and ongoing research project, where makers & thinkers from all walks of life and creative backgrounds come together to challenge their skills and notions of what a story can be. Curated teams will work together to produce narrative prototypes in any media under creative constraints and a guiding theme.
HOW IT WORKS
LAUNCH DAY will be one week before the main event on Friday, where the story theme is announced, and story variables are decided upon. In the week between launch and the main event, teams can hire actors, seek materials, shoot footage, or do any other sort of asset preparation.
Day 1 is partially programmed with lecture and framework, then teams brainstorm, pitch, and begin to develop their stories with floating mentors serving as guides.
Day 2 Exists mostly as open work time with floating mentors and check-ins. Participants test and view each others’ work, and finally groups present their final story prototypes. Then we party!
Here is a sample schedule from a version of this event we hosted in December of 2017:
|Registration (8-8:30AM)||Open Creating Time for most of the day* (space open at 9am)|
|Welcome, presentation + storytelling primer (8:30-9:30AM)||Short break for participants (presentation prep for organizers) (5:00-5:30PM)|
|Teams brainstorm ideas + create pitches (9:45-10:45AM)||Teams Present (5:30-6:30PM)|
|Ideas are reviewed + approved (10:45-11:45AM)||Guest story critiquers can explore any demos and ask questions|
|Open Creating Time* (11:45AM-7:30PM)||Feedback & Reflection (6:30-7:00PM)|
|10min evening check-ins from each group (7:30PM-8:30PM)||Party (7:00PM – ?)|
|Open Creating Time*, building open until midnight (8:30PM-12:00AM)|