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Aids and resources for creators and teachers of writing, interactive fiction, digital stories, and transmedia
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5 Groundbreaking Ways to Tell Stories in the Future of Filmmaking

5 Groundbreaking Ways to Tell Stories in the Future of Filmmaking | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Creators from Tribeca 2016's interactive showcases offer insights from the edge of modern storytelling.

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Susan Cardillo's curator insight, April 29, 11:14 AM
This is great stuff.
Jérémy Pradier's curator insight, May 4, 8:14 AM
Inspiring
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Produce Effective Video Testimonials with These Storytelling Principles

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Patrick Moreau spends his days telling stories through his filmmaking at Stillmotion and helping others learn the power of story through their ...

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Excellent article and sample video that illustrate the effective use of story in a business/commercial type of environment. In other words, how to tell a story in a documentary fashion. Really great video and explanatory article. I have long searched for something that would explain these concepts to me so I could internalize them and this is the best I have come across.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, March 12, 1:31 AM

Excellent article and sample video that illustrate the effective use of story in a business/commercial type of environment. In other words, how to tell a story in a documentary fashion. Really great video and explanatory article. I have long searched for something that would explain these concepts to me so I could internalize them well and this is the best I have come across.

N'Quavah Velazquez, EdD's curator insight, March 12, 2:40 AM

Excellent article and sample video that illustrate the effective use of story in a business/commercial type of environment. In other words, how to tell a story in a documentary fashion. Really great video and explanatory article. I have long searched for something that would explain these concepts to me so I could internalize them well and this is the best I have come across.

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A New Method and Tool to Create Storyboards

A New Method and Tool to Create Storyboards | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
"Scenes" is a tool and a method that was created to empower business leaders and professionals of all industries to shape their ideas and scenarios in the form of fun illustrative storyboards without the need of refined drawing skills. Learn how you can use it.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, February 16, 8:52 AM

Cool for collaborative story planning and designing.

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We Learn Through Stories

Slides to support a workshop at the Building Learning Communities Conference in Boston, MA. 15 July 2015. How can we make learning sticky using powerful storyt…

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 15, 2015 3:53 PM

#Storytelling #STEM #STEAM #Learning

Hanne Alsen's curator insight, August 17, 2015 5:52 AM

Make it personal - tell your story - make it matter

Carlos Silva's curator insight, October 25, 2015 10:07 AM

añada su visión ...

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Neil Gaiman on How Stories Last

Neil Gaiman on How Stories Last | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
"Stories ... are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance."

Stories have shapes, as Vonnegut b

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Karen B Wehner's curator insight, June 22, 2015 8:00 AM

Moving accounts of how stories enrich and shape our lives, through good times and bad.

Brandi Rogers's curator insight, July 27, 2:26 PM

To share when discussing fiction... traditional literature... writing fiction.

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Excellent Chart Comparing The Best Digital Storytelling Tools of 2014

Excellent Chart Comparing The Best Digital Storytelling Tools of 2014 | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

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Dominique Taste's curator insight, January 21, 2015 4:41 AM

Cette liste pratique présente de manière synoptique les principales fonctionnalités des meilleurs outils de storytelling  digital dans le domaine de l'éducation et en général. Une liste utile sous réserve d'avoir conçu en amont un storytelling créatif, attachant ...et d'y faire correspondre le ou les "medias" qui le valorisent le plus.

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Google Earth Now Provides Tour builder to Create and Tell Stories

Google Earth Now Provides Tour builder to Create and Tell Stories | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

by Med Kharbach


"Tour Builder is a cool web tool that allows users to create narrative stories using text, graphics, pictures, videos and Google Maps.Tour Builder lets you pick the locations right on the map, add in photos, text, and video, and then share your creation. Currently, Tour builder is still in beta version and it requires  the Google Earth plugin which is only available for Windows and Mac OS X 10.6+"


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Immersive Storytelling and Presentation Tools for Journalists

Immersive Storytelling and Presentation Tools for Journalists | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
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Here is a good collection of nine web tools that allow you to create multimedia-rich, visual story-telling, immersive stories and reports alongside some impressive examples.


My comments: Great tools list showcasing a nice array of visual presentation tools that can be effectively for journalistic reporting.


Useful. Resourceful. Great examples. 8/10


Original article: http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/9-tools-for-journalists-to-produce-immersive-stories/s2/a554425/ 


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Moses B. Tambason's curator insight, November 15, 2013 10:21 PM

Watch this video to help the special needs in Africa this thanks giving holiday http://www.africatube.net/video/932/Neglected-people-of-Africa-need-your-help ;

Gianfranco Marini's curator insight, November 17, 2013 1:21 PM

Da http://www.journalism.co.uk 9 strumenti web based per lo storytelling. Si tratta di strumenti che consentono di realizzare storie visuali con elementi multimediali e interattivi.

 

Utili per la content curation e per realizzare presentazioni.

 

Possono essere utilizzati senza problemi nelal didattica per realizzare raccolte e/o narrazioni di eventi e/o problemi di carattere disciplinare e interdisciplinare.

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 28, 11:35 PM



Here is a good collection of nine web tools that allow you to create multimedia-rich, visual story-telling, immersive stories and reports alongside some impressive examples.


My comments: Great tools list showcasing a nice array of visual presentation tools that can be effectively for journalistic reporting.


Useful. Resourceful. Great examples. 8/10


Original article: http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/9-tools-for-journalists-to-produce-immersive-stories/s2/a554425/ ;







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5 Brilliant Tools for Student Storytelling

5 Brilliant Tools for Student Storytelling | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Five fantastic online tools educators can use to encourage student storytelling. Start telling vibrant and exciting stories and have fun doing it!

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Maria Eva Blaiotta's curator insight, October 5, 2013 9:04 PM

Storytelling can contribute to academic success. It reminds us that the spoken word is powerful and that telling stories and listening to them can enhance our students’ ability to communicate their thoughts and feelings. Here are some digotal storytelling tools we can use in the classroom. 

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, October 11, 2013 9:50 AM

Tools that can be used for storytelling at elementary/middle school or for students of EFL: Storykit, Educreations, Comic Life, Storybird, and Kerpoof

Thea Phillips's curator insight, October 15, 2013 8:06 AM

These are some great tools to get you into the heart of story telling . They help you to create the book of your dreams 

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TED Talks for Writers and the Writing Classroom ~ Learnist

TED Talks for Writers and the Writing Classroom ~ Learnist | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

by Maggie Messitt



"TED Talks are outstanding for the classroom and I'm always on the lookout for talks specifically applicable to writers, storytelling, research, and my writing classroom / workshops. Here is just a small collection to get you started."

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Marty Roddy's curator insight, December 19, 2015 10:43 PM
#writing #writers #speaking #speakers
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Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
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No url for the poster above, but thanks to Niels Schuddeboom, the rules are listed in plain text at this site:

http://aerogrammestudio.com/2013/03/07/pixars-22-rules-of-storytelling/ 

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Niels Schuddeboom's comment, September 12, 2013 5:51 AM
No poster, but the Rules in plain text: http://aerogrammestudio.com/2013/03/07/pixars-22-rules-of-storytelling/
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How to tell a story | TED Playlists | TED

How to tell a story | TED Playlists | TED | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Why do we love our favorite stories? Do they need a beginning, middle and end, and a character who changes by the conclusion? Masters of storytelling explore new answers to age-old questions of the craft.
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6 TED talks given by masters of storytelling:

 

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story

Isabel Allende: Tales of passion

Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story

Elif Shafak: The politics of fiction

J.J. Abrams: The mystery box

Scott McCloud: The visual magic of comics

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The future of storytelling: People want to befriend characters and influence their decisions

The future of storytelling: People want to befriend characters and influence their decisions | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

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malek's curator insight, August 9, 2013 8:22 AM

Technology can make the ultimate fantasy come true: we live in the stories we watch on the screen. That will re-invent the way we think about brands.

Lindsay Wilson's curator insight, August 15, 2013 1:10 PM

How would you feel to listen to stories that interact with the GPS of your smartphone/tablet/computer to include appropriate sound cues and character introductions?

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, August 17, 2013 2:00 AM

Bonjour,

 

L'article montre ici comment aller plus loin dans l'interaction et c'est sans doute un modèle inspirant pour l'engagement de followers sur les réseaux sociaux.

Tous les ingrédients sont présents : des personnages et une histoire qui nous accrochent et qui nous rappellent l'enfance qui n'est pas si loin, un dispositif d'interaction simple par le mobile, une prise en compte rapide du retour des utilisateurs.

Recette qui semble gagnante mais qui demande un contenu de valeur, une stratégie sans faille de l'organisation qui accompagne l'opération. Pas si simple !

 

Bonne semaine,

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Storytelling in VR: Ambiguity and Implication in 1st Person Narratives - Road to VR

Storytelling in VR: Ambiguity and Implication in 1st Person Narratives - Road to VR | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Rob Morgan is the writer of The Assembly, and he spoke last year at GDC about narrative design in VR and the

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Working With Story

Working With Story | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
The class I teach is called “Story,” and the first assignment was to give a “TEDette.” I defined the project as a five minute talk using a personal story to make an audience care about a scientific...

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How to Tell Stories with Numbers

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A guide to using the techniques of data mining and data journalism to create compelling, original content in the form of data visualizations


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Quite a valuable primer for how to locate, manage, display, and understand data. Lots of excellent links. Do not miss this.


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Carlos Silva's curator insight, September 16, 2015 10:40 AM

añada su visión ...

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 16, 2015 1:20 PM

#BigData #Numbers #Analytics #ContentMarketing

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, September 16, 2015 2:04 PM

Unless the data tells a story, no one cares.

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Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling

Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling - ART & SCIENCE - Medium

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Fausto Cantu's curator insight, June 30, 2015 6:12 PM

Tecnología y la evolución del Storytelling

 

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Mike Donahue's curator insight, July 2, 2015 12:34 PM

This is my new must read for everyone. Lassiter's insights about computer graphics (CG) transcend his industry. They offer guidance for UX and web designers (any designer really) and businesses alike. His comments on storytelling and emotion connection are the key to success in design and business. I will be quoting this article for years to come.

 

I would absolutely recommend this to everyone.

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Strand and deliver: Amie Mills on the rise of transmedia storytelling

Strand and deliver: Amie Mills on the rise of transmedia storytelling | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"People have always loved participating in stories. Charles Dickens was one of the first to serialise his novels and take input from readers before the next chapter was released. But, increasingly, the audience wants to be part of the story and, for the rabid fans, to be given a more detailed back story, not just consume it passively. Accenture recently showed that 87 percent of individuals watch TV with their devices within arm's reach. And Mills says Australian murder mystery Secrets and Lies tapped into this very cleverly by offering those who downloaded a mobile app additional insight into the show, like letting them listen to a phone conversation that couldn't be heard on the live broadcast. Those who didn't have the app didn't miss out on anything, but those who did had their experience enhanced. And she says it's one of the best examples of dual-screen meshing she's ever seen. "


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 17, 2015 2:18 AM


Amie Mills:  "When we’re talking about transmedia, we’re starting to use terms like story world, where you have many stories told using multiple media forms, across many different channels and platforms … and how that content lives and breathes is uniquely tailored to the platform you’re viewing it on."  via Ben Fahy of StopPress

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Immersive Storytelling and Presentation Tools for Journalists

Immersive Storytelling and Presentation Tools for Journalists | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Robin Good's insight:



Here is a good collection of nine web tools that allow you to create multimedia-rich, visual story-telling, immersive stories and reports alongside some impressive examples.


My comments: Great tools list showcasing a nice array of visual presentation tools that can be effectively for journalistic reporting.


Useful. Resourceful. Great examples. 8/10


Original article: http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/9-tools-for-journalists-to-produce-immersive-stories/s2/a554425/ 


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Moses B. Tambason's curator insight, November 15, 2013 10:21 PM

Watch this video to help the special needs in Africa this thanks giving holiday http://www.africatube.net/video/932/Neglected-people-of-Africa-need-your-help ;

Gianfranco Marini's curator insight, November 17, 2013 1:21 PM

Da http://www.journalism.co.uk 9 strumenti web based per lo storytelling. Si tratta di strumenti che consentono di realizzare storie visuali con elementi multimediali e interattivi.

 

Utili per la content curation e per realizzare presentazioni.

 

Possono essere utilizzati senza problemi nelal didattica per realizzare raccolte e/o narrazioni di eventi e/o problemi di carattere disciplinare e interdisciplinare.

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 28, 11:35 PM



Here is a good collection of nine web tools that allow you to create multimedia-rich, visual story-telling, immersive stories and reports alongside some impressive examples.


My comments: Great tools list showcasing a nice array of visual presentation tools that can be effectively for journalistic reporting.


Useful. Resourceful. Great examples. 8/10


Original article: http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/9-tools-for-journalists-to-produce-immersive-stories/s2/a554425/ ;







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Once upon a timeline... [Facebook as a storytelling tool]

Once upon a timeline... [Facebook as a storytelling tool] | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
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A look at how creative practitioners are using familiar social media tools as either standalone story platforms or as part of a wider story world.


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CIM Academy's curator insight, November 20, 2013 3:21 AM

Great article about using Facebook as a storytelling tool.  Good advice too - use Facebook pages and not profiles.

Carmen Beatriz Fernández's curator insight, November 20, 2013 3:11 PM

FaceBook como herramienta del storytelling....

Jean-François Dubos's curator insight, November 21, 2013 4:43 AM

Excellents exemples d'usage des Facebook Pages pour faire du story telling

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Shadow Puppet: Digital Storytelling for iOS Devices

Shadow Puppet: Digital Storytelling for iOS Devices | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

review by Michael Karlin...rated Outstanding


And that's the app!  Yes, it's incredibly simple, but I think that's perfect for this application because it can be used at all ages without much difficulty.  It takes less than 30 seconds to figure out how the application works and it can be integrated in a huge variety of subjects.  

Students can narrate their understanding of virtually any topic and then share those narrations with the class or the teacher.  It's an excellent, easy way to get students talking and sharing what they understand about a particular idea.


My only suggestion would be for them to include a drawing tool (sort of like VoiceThread offers) so that students could add lines or shapes to the images as well.  

Other than that, I love the simplicity, I think it's an excellent app for the classroom, it could be used in all subjects and grade levels, and to top it all off, it's completely free!


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Chrystine Cooper Mitchell's curator insight, February 14, 8:48 PM

It is an easy tool to help students create quick digital stories or informational videos to illustrate concepts and topics. 

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The Endangered Author – a species under threat, for good and for bad.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:55 AM


Simon Staffans:  "Today, we’re looking at not so much the death of the author as at the possible extinction of the author. And it’s all the fault of the audience!Keynote, X Media Lab 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Hans Heesterbeek's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:57 AM

Keynot from x media lab lausanne 2013 

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The Future Of Storytelling (Free MOOC) ~ iversity

The Future Of Storytelling (Free MOOC) ~ iversity | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"Together with a whole network of media researchers, creators and students we will:
- learn storytelling basics such as antagonist/protagonist relationships, narrative/narrated time, ...
- have a look at exciting current media projects
- analyze how they are designed and executed based on aforementioned basics
- and discuss how (and if) new online tools and formats change the way stories are told and perceived.

The 8-chapter course starts on October 25th, 2013 and ends on December 20th, 2013.

It will offer weekly video material, lessons, interviews and tasks on the following topics (not necessarily in this order):
- storytelling basics
- serial formats (on the TV, web and beyond)
- storytelling in role-playing games
- interactive storytelling in video games
- transmedia storytelling
- alternate-reality gaming
- augmented reality and location-based storytelling
- the role of tools, interfaces and information architectures in current storytelling.

Our first Storytelling-MOOC will focus on fictional formats.


"Our goal is to inspire and help understand. To broaden our horizon of what is and might be possible and what has already been attempted, and what has succeeded or even failed - and why.
In several little tasks you'll analyze and practice storytelling on your own and in teams."

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, September 15, 2013 8:17 PM

This MOOC will be led by a team based at the University of Potsdam, Germany

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Narrativs

Narrativs | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Stories that move us

Description by New Learning Times

 

"Everyone has a Story to Tell
Do you have a story you would like to share? Do you enjoy reading short stories?Narrativs believes that everyone has a story to tell and aims to connect people all over the world through storytelling. Narrativs has created a digital space where aspiring writers can gain support for their work and receive constructive criticism. On the Narrativs website everyone is invited to submit a poem or short story – fiction or non-fiction. The Narrativs editing team provides feedback on the submission and the author is encouraged to make the necessary changes. After the piece goes through the editing process the story is then published on the Narrativs site and readers can rate and write comments in reaction to the story. This new publishing format allows one to learn about the world from many different perspectives by reading this diverse collection of stories.

 

"Social Entrepreneurship 
Narrativs aims to give everyone a voice, not only by creating a platform for writers to share their work, but also by financially supporting non- profit projects that promote literacy. Founder, Rachel Ngoc Anh Bui was inspired to develop Narrativs after listening to a global responsibility-focused speech by the prince of Norway. Narrativs plans to gather the best stories from the site to publish in a book. The money that the book generates will be given to groups that aid education in developing countries. The Narrativs team hopes to inspire others to find ways to develop businesses that make the world a better place. The team has been visiting schools in the United States and motivating students to create businesses that are socially responsible. Narrativs is creating a valuable narrative around both digital authorship and global citizenship."

 

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Margaret Waage's comment, August 31, 2013 1:58 PM
I love this idea because it is true. What I love even more is the idea of sharing narratives because that experience is what connects us to each other.
mtmeme's curator insight, August 31, 2013 3:01 PM

Interesting type of support!

harish magan's comment, September 3, 2013 8:16 AM
It is indeed very powerful and wish to study deep on the subject.
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Storytelling That Moves People -- Harvard Business Review

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A Conversation with Screenwriting Coach Robert McKee by Bronwyn Fryer

 

"Why is persuasion so difficult, and what can you do to set people on fire? In search of answers to those questions, HBR senior editor Bronwyn Fryer paid a visit to Robert McKee, the world’s best-known and most respected screenwriting lecturer, at his home in Los Angeles. An award-winning writer and director, McKee moved to California after studying for his Ph.D. in cinema arts at the University of Michigan. He then taught at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema and Television before forming his own company, Two-Arts, to take his lectures on the art of storytelling worldwide to an audience of writers, directors, producers, actors, and entertainment executives.

 

"McKee believes that executives can engage listeners on a whole new level if they toss their PowerPoint slides and learn to tell good stories instead. In his best-selling book Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting, published in 1997 by Harper-Collins, McKee argues that stories “fulfill a profound human need to grasp the patterns of living—not merely as an intellectual exercise, but within a very personal, emotional experience.” What follows is an edited and abridged transcript of McKee’s conversation with HBR."

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