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The Ending of Stillmotionblog

Read all about our new journey and what's behind it all.

You are not a tripod.

Your perspective is the strongest lens you’ll ever attach to a camera. And we’d like to help you in developing that perspective. We’re Stillmotion, a team of kind and curious storytellers. Thanks for being here.


Breaking Down 3 of Our Favorite Scenes from Our Journey Home

By | Camera, Featured, Gear, Storytelling | 26 Comments

Last week we shared our latest documentary, Our Journey Home. It explores just how huge a role home has in shaping who we are.

Now that the film is done we wanted to take a moment to share some technical notes regarding the piece with all of you.

First we’ll share an overview of the gear we used and briefly go over how and why we used them. From there we’ll break down a few of the key scenes that we enjoyed the most, and share some insights about what we learned in the process.

Ready to nerd out with me on this tech talk? Let’s do it.

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Announcing “Our Journey Home” A Stillmotion Originals Documentary

By | Featured, Storytelling | 6 Comments

As some of you may recall, last year Stillmotion put out its first feature-length documentary #standwithme. That film followed the journey of a 9-year-old who believed she could use lemonade to combat child slavery. It was quite the experience to make our own feature-length film from start to finish, and that’s actually why we picked up a camera and learned about story in the first place (over a decade ago while in University for psychology).

#standwithme taught us many things. One of the largest challenges however is in financing and distributing your own movie. It’s not an easy thing by any means and something we are still trying to improve on (and learn more about).

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Warning! How to build an engaging video by leveraging conflict

By | Featured, Storytelling | 14 Comments

We all want people to watch our stories, right?

When our team launches a new film I’m sure I’m not the only one who logs into our Vimeo account a little too much to see if people are watching it.

But hitting the play button is only half the journey we wish for our audience. We also want them to stick with our story and watch it all the way through. After all, we can spend MONTHS working on just one piece, and it can be rather heartbreaking if it’s turned off after a few a few frames. If they get bored and don’t make it all the way through.

So when we get people to click play, when they start watching our video, there is one single ingredient that, without it, your story is going nowhere. Without it, you’ll lose them.

Without this one thing, your story goes nowhere. Let’s explore what that ingredient is—and why it is so powerful. And how it it works to hold your audience until the very last frame. More than that, we’ll offer proof too.

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Patrick Moreau (P.)

Director + Educator

Amina Moreau

Creative Director

Joyce Tsang

Creative Director + DP