You Don’t Need Video to Tell Stories

Alright, so right out of the gate the title to this blog seems a bit out of sorts, right? The Story Guide helps train you to tell stories ON VIDEO in your local church. But it’s the truth, you don’t need video to tell stories in your church. What if you don’t have a video team, just yet, though? What…
The Best Interview Question | The Story Guide

The Best Interview Question | The Story Guide

Ever get your interview footage back into the edit room and thought, “These answers are too short and lack emotion!” Chances are the problem isn’t with your story lead, it’s with the way you’re phrasing your questions. I’ll explain. Your number one job, as the interviewer, for the on-camera interview is gathering the story. So, you sit down, roll tape…

3 Tips for Editing with No B-Roll | The Story Guide

One of the beautiful aspects of editing a story is just that: you get to edit the story. Capitalizing on the ability to cut out your interviewees’ pauses and stumbles and ultimately structure the story in the appropriate way can transform a long and sometimes boring interview into a piece of art. To edit your story accordingly, though, you need…
Free Series Art & Videos | The Story Guide

Free Series Art & Videos | The Story Guide

One of the key elements that makes The Story Guide unique is how it’s driven by church workers for church workers. Daily we’re in the trenches, making it happen within our own local churches. That’s why we started The Story Guide, to help those of you who are leading people closer to Jesus by doing the work you’re called to…
Get Your Story UNSTUCK | The Story Guide

Get Your Story UNSTUCK | The Story Guide

We’ve all hit that wall. You know what I’m talking about – you’ve been working on your edit and it’s not coming together. The anxiety is starting to move in as your deadline is eerily creeping closer and closer. You keep getting stuck. The story has some nice parts but you can’t get it to flow together and you’re not…
Thinking Outside of the Box | The Story Guide

Thinking Outside of the Box | The Story Guide

We’ve all been there. Your pastor or supervisor asks for a new or specific story to be told on such and such date for the weekend experience and you think, ‘That’s great. We can just tell that story the way we always do!" Well, there’s good and bad in that response. First, kudos to you for jumping in, being a…