3 BIGGEST Mistakes Interviewers Make | The Story Guide

3 BIGGEST Mistakes Interviewers Make | The Story Guide

Ever got a raw interview back to the editing suite and realized you just don’t have what you needed? There are a plethora of reasons this could happen. The story might not be as compelling as you felt before, maybe the interviewee ultimately didn’t communicate super well, OR the interview got hijacked by one of THREE huge mistakes I’ve made…

Story Inspiration | The Story Guide

Got a little story inspiration for you to keep your week a-moving. Today we’re looking at one of my favorite storytellers, Vox. These guys make INCREDIBLE stories about the most interesting topics. This one is specifically on the magic of the song, “All I Want For Christmas Is You”. Here’s why I love it. It Keeps Moving Forward This piece…

3 Keys to Interviewing for a Promo | The Story Guide

I love interviewing! It’s a real passion of mine to dive into someone’s story, dig out the most interesting parts and create a linear storyline. That STORY SPINE is what I use in my on-camera interviews, but what do you do when you’re interviewing for a promo video? In this blog, I talk about how to approach a promo-interview differently…
A Conversation with Pro Church Tools | The Story Guide

A Conversation with Pro Church Tools | The Story Guide

Storytelling is hard work, and sometimes it helps to just sit back and listen to how other people are working through this process. A few weeks ago I talked to Pro Church Media’s Brady Shearer about the SIX STEP STORYTELLING STRUCTURE. We also talk HOW TO PRESENT A BUDGET TO YOUR PASTOR and WHERE TO SPEND YOUR MONEY WHEN YOU’VE…

Choosing Your Shot | The Story Guide

Ever arrived on set and thought, “I know this will be a great place for our interview, but how do I pick the best shot?” In this blog (via The Story Guide), Adam and Gary take you behind the scenes of a recent story as they arrive to their shoot location and pick the shot on the spot, having never…
How to Edit Past Rabbit Trails | The Story Guide

How to Edit Past Rabbit Trails | The Story Guide

If you've been following this blog, or my Instagram, you know I've teamed up with a couple of storytelling / church buddies to create The Story Guide: an online, master-class style workshop to help you tell stories better in the local church. Click the link to learn more and check out the site. Part of the site includes a blog with…