We are seeking established and emerging filmmakers, performers, artists, artisans, strategists, designers, gamers, programmers and all visual thinkers looking to push the boundaries of what a story can be.



Story Of/ is a weekend-long storytelling workshop intensive and ongoing research project, where makers & thinkers from all walks of life and creative backgrounds come together to challenge their communication skills. Curated teams will work together to produce narrative prototypes in any media under creative constraints and a guiding theme.

 

How it All Works

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Application & Fees

Applications will close on 11/28 at 12:01AM EST.
Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis, and then will need to confirm by paying a registration fee to secure their spot. 

REGISTRATION – $150

Judges

Mentors

Jemma Rose Brown

Jemma is Senior Producer, work x work and On Air Fest curator of On Air Fest.

Tim Szetela

Tim Szetela is a Designer, Animator, Digital Artist and Faculty, MFA Visual Narrative, SVA.

John Benton

  Adjunct Professor Design Digital Art & Film, NYU Faculty, MFA Computer Arts, SVA 

December 2017 Event Testimonials

"This experience was a chance to go deeply into the process of telling a story along with how other people tell their stories and blend the ideas together to discover a more universal layer to the narrative. The way this experience was organized enabled me to get out of my own way and see my own attitude to working with the creative process with a team from a fresh perspective."

"This experience was a chance to go deeply into the process of telling a story along with how other people tell their stories and blend the ideas together to discover a more universal layer to the narrative. The way this experience was organized enabled me to get out of my own way and see my own attitude to working with the creative process with a team from a fresh perspective."

John, Painter & Graphic Designer
"Story of/ is a great opportunity to let your hair down and have fun making and telling good stories. The risk is low and the reward is high. I got such a clear experience of putting a story together and making a presentation for it. It was a eureka moment and I'm still thinking about it."

"Story of/ is a great opportunity to let your hair down and have fun making and telling good stories. The risk is low and the reward is high. I got such a clear experience of putting a story together and making a presentation for it. It was a eureka moment and I'm still thinking about it."

Carol, Set Decorator
"The mix of skills in our group was really balanced so it was enjoyable to play to people’s strengths and work efficiently. I rediscovered how much I like collaboration. The skills of the group led to the format which Influenced the story"

"The mix of skills in our group was really balanced so it was enjoyable to play to people’s strengths and work efficiently. I rediscovered how much I like collaboration. The skills of the group led to the format which Influenced the story"

Thomas, Writer & Storyboard Artist
"Working with a team doesn't always suck. It's interesting to think about levels of different communication that are happening in a collaboration all at the same time, the way people communicate verbally but also through expressions and efforts and all sorts of different feedback."

"Working with a team doesn't always suck. It's interesting to think about levels of different communication that are happening in a collaboration all at the same time, the way people communicate verbally but also through expressions and efforts and all sorts of different feedback."

Owen, Programmer & Writer

Story Of/ offers a valuable cross-industry networking opportunity as well as an interdisciplinary framework for approaching visual narrative.

Story Of/ Mediators

Additional guests and mentors to be announced soon!...
Nathan Fox

Nathan Fox

Story Development Artist & Graphic Novelist, Illustrator | Chair, SVA MFA Visual Narrative

Nathan Fox is an award-winning illustrator, Eisner nominated comic book artist and chair of the MFA Visual Narrative Program at the School of Visual Arts. Nathan is the co-creator and artist on The Weatherman comic book series through Image Comics. His clients include Rolling Stone, The NY Times, EW, Nike, Marvel, Nickelodeon, Scholastic Graphix, GQ, Rockstar Games and more.

Jenny Goldstick

Jenny Goldstick

Designer & Illustrator

Jenny Goldstick is an artist, designer,
and educator. She is the creator of the acclaimed interactive graphic memoir, This is My Memory of First Heartbreak, Which I Can’t Quite Piece Back Together. In addition to creating graphics for a wide range of clients, including Penguin Books, the NYC Mayor’s Office, and the Environmental Defense Fund, she is an MFA Instructor at the School of Visual Arts.

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