How to Tell a 6 Second Video Story

Some relevant insights from the filmmakers and creatives who participated in YouTube’s challenge to create a six-second video story at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. YouTube started offering advertiser the six-second format, named bumper ads, in 2016. . Make It Relatable So Your Audience’s Imagination Can Fill In the Blanks “Like with all storytelling, I wanted to start…

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Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH)

A delightful initiative that nurtures acceptance of diversity and encourages children to embrace the fullness of their individuality and imagination through story time: Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of…

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Tilt at windmills

Tilt at windmills: attack imaginary enemies or evils. [with allusion to the story of Don Quixote tilting at windmills, believing they were giants.] Source: New Oxford American Dictionary

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Our unique ability to imagine collectively allows us to cooperate flexibly and in very large numbers – Yuval Noah Harari on Why Humans Control the World

“The real difference between humans and all other animals is not on the individual level; it’s on the collective level. Humans control the planet because they are the only animals that can cooperate both flexibly and in very large numbers. […] What enables us alone, of all the animals, to cooperate in such a way? The…

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