Behind the Story: Editing Film

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 I used to think that being an editor who is really involved in production gave me a head start in the editing process and allowed me to really dive into the story more, but it turns out the opposite is actually true. Gabe Cox is the editor of Jacob Chen: An Adoption Story and served with Story Team for several years. We recently …

Why Courageous Storytelling Matters

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Everyone loves stories. In the United States, we spend billions of dollars creating and consuming movies, music, and books each year. It’s not just Americans that are interested in stories, every culture on Earth passes along knowledge through storytelling traditions. We are wired to love and appreciate the past, present, and future through the experiences of others. The gospel drips with this same inspiration. We are …

Behind the Story: Bitia Buenrostro

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When my mom was finally able to hold back her tears for a bit, for the first time in my life I heard her say these words, “Yes, I do struggle with the shame. Sharing private things is something that is so against how I grew up and what our culture says, but this story is too great to not …

Tell the Stories of Your People

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Every year on Good Friday, there’s an open-air performance of the Passion of Jesus in London’s Trafalgar Square. Thousands of spectators line the steps of the National Gallery to watch actors in period costumes retell the greatest story, with Big Ben in the background. Forty minutes into the play, a Roman soldier grabs an audience member sitting on the steps …

Winners of the Story Team Boot Camp Giveaway

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Congratulations to Evan Woods for winning two free tickets to the Story Team Boot Camp and Austin Stone Worship Conference! The winners of the Story Team Hoodies are: Jefté Campos Amy Brown Mike Kresnik Nik Maldonado Chris Moseley Alvan Morales office susan kedroski Colton Holmes susan scace The winners of the Story Team Journals are: John Sorrell Luke Zimbelman Austin …

Behind the Story: If Not for You

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“When we first heard about Janice’s story, I knew her film would have an incredible ending.” Tim Chew is a documentary filmmaker on staff with The Austin Stone Story Team, and the lead filmmaker for our latest film, If Not for You. Tim talked to us about the film and his experience making it. Story Team: What were your initial thoughts …

Behind the Story: Janice Moody

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“I would tell someone that is thinking about sharing their story to be patient. There is so much emotion involved in sharing your story on film, I think our natural tendency is to hurry the process.” Janice Moody is the subject of our latest film, If Not for You. In the film she shares her story of placing a child …