When I was in college, I would spend hours each night looking at online videos and blogs in search for inspiration. To be honest, I think I was also trying to figure out my career goals along the way. I was dabbling in video work, but was far from understanding production value and process. At that point, I had given up hope on pursuing a career in film and felt myself navigating into marketing. My creative ideas were often poorly executed or limited by access to resources, collaboration, and storytelling knowledge. I stumbled across a small community of creatives called stillmotion; some of their earliest work was visual storytelling for weddings, and engagements. They would film the preparation and ceremony for couples from all over the world, promising a short video recap to display during the reception. The timely storytelling was a mind-blowing concept to me. I’ve followed stillmotion over the years and am continually impressed by their work, which transitioned into corporate and agency work along the way. They are inspired to believe that powerful stories can change the world, and have encouraged me to believe the same. Fast-forwarding to the present, I can now finally see the importance of storytelling in film; everything that I storyboard no longer has to include a marketing pitch or a punch line; dynamic content that makes your audience smarter is enough to be deemed “successful”. And it wasn’t until I developed and refined my writing, planning, and storytelling that I could really engage in content that was both visually appealing and dynamic by nature.
Vivienne Harr learned that there were over 29 million people enslaved around the world. She started selling lemonade to free some of the children held under the bondage of slavery. This is her story. I love seeing stillmotion continuing to do what they love with the same passion.This is a must-see documentary.