Storytelling The Stillmotion Way: Filmmakers Challenge

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Our friends at Stillmotion, With Etiquette, and Vimeo bring us the final episode in of their 4-part video series on how to make a compelling story on film (you can see the 1st and 2nd one HERE, and the 3rd one HERE). This video walks you through each step of the four P's of storytelling (People, Places, Plot and Purpose) and gives you their story as they follow the people at Coava Coffee...and a challenge.  It's your turn to tell your story.

Your challenge is to take all of the techniques that you've learned from the series and create a 1-2 minute film following someone or a group of people doing what they love.

Some dates you need to know:

  • Monday, May 6 - Challenge closes to all participants at 11:59pm EST
  • Thursday, May 9 - Vimeo selects the top 10 contestants (each will receive a $99 license from With Etiquette)
  • Friday, May 10 - Cinevate selects final 3 winners
  • Saturday, May 11 - Prize winners will be announced on this blog!

Please take the time to download this HANDBOOK to help you select your People, Places, Plot and Purpose.

To enter the contest, join the "Storytelling the Stillmotion Way Challenge" group on Vimeo.  Looking forward to seeing what you create!