Magic happens when we work together.
The combined wealth of knowledge and talent that we share as a community inspires us beyond belief. Currently, there’s nothing out there to facilitate this type of collaboration easily — to enable filmmakers to collaborate together, share ideas, and challenge each other.
For us, that’s frustrating.
So we’re building something. Together.
Story & Heart — a safe harbor for our captured moments and a place to see them become something more.
Story & Heart is one part filmmaking community, one part video licensing platform. We’re building this our own way — crafting a place that celebrates the unique individual, while supporting a community of like-minded filmmakers.
It’s a place to learn, collaborate and encourage.
A destination for authentic stories.
A new home.
And this is only the beginning.
One part filmmaking community.
We’ve honestly been wishing for a community like this for quite some time…it is just pure creative stimulation for me. It stimulates us to grow our own craft, and it gives so much of the footage that was just sitting on archive drives — a newly purposed life.
— Aaron at Film Lab Creative
Story & Heart is a platform that allows us to push our stories further. We’ll come together as a community, bounce ideas off of one another, and collaborate in a completely new way.
If you believe in this idea and want to be a part of a story-driven community, please visit the website and sign up with the Build With Us button.
One part video licensing platform.
Halt. Right there.
Story & Heart is the antithesis of the big box behemoths of the stock footage game…it is a downtown boutique store…complete with the friendly bell when you open the creaky, old-timey door to explore the digital goodies. Bohemian not Bohemoth. :)
- Dan at Gnarly Bay
Let’s be honest: previous stock footage companies are generic, greedy, giant abysses of largely unusable footage (piles of clips, virtually useless to a story-driven filmmaker).
The thought of our footage — the blood, sweat and tears that have been poured into it — being available on any of those stock video platforms has never sat well with us.
Story & Heart creates a viable platform to launch and sell your content without selling your soul.
For filmmakers, licensing footage creates a passive income stream. This means they don’t have to be entirely dependent on clients’ expectations in order to make a living. It offers a new reason to go out and shoot — knowing that one beautiful captured moment could become something so much more through the Story & Heart community.
Go. Out. And. Shoot.
Go out there and shoot something you’ve always wanted to.
Use your creative freedom, let go of expectations, don’t worry about clients. Test, try, experiment, fail, succeed — and share your footage at Story & Heart where you can make money telling only the stories you love.
We’re doing this because there are thousands of us out there. Thousands of passionate, story-driven filmmakers; each with different ideas, talents, and experiences.
If you feel the same way, visit StoryandHeart.com and click the Build With Us button. We will be sharing even more in the coming weeks as we raise this new baby.
Once you join the community, you’ll get a unique link to share. For those of you who spread the love, we have something spectacular planned just for you. Start creating the pitch for the film you’ve always wanted to make.
In the comments below, we’d love to hear what’s racing through your mind.
Excited to have a passive income stream that helps you focus on the stories you believe in most?
Excited to become a part of this community?
Tell us about it! :)