Participate in the Video Storytelling Project!
Vision, create, and promote videos that change the story of the world.
The world is built on stories. If you want to understand any human behavior, make the attempt to understand the story they are telling themselves. Stories help us to make sense of the events in our lives. And these stories have consequences in terms of our behavior and impacts in the world.
Our current way of life is unsustainable because it is based on an unsustainable story. This story is based on the ideas of human superiority, a hostile natural world and a desire to control it, the belief in the idea that life is inherently purposeless, and a denial of the emotional in favor of the rational.
We are in desperate need for new stories that help us to live more sustainably on this planet. This website is dedicated to crowd-creating videos that offer a more sustainable story from which to live.
Why Video Stories?
Video stories have the power to create an experience that can change our story.
Our stories have an opportunity to change whenever we have an resonating experience that our old story or world view can’t explain. We know when an experience resonates when those little hairs stand up on the back of our necks. This new experience broadens our understanding of the world and ourselves. While real life experiences are always the most effective agents of change, most people today are trapped by their story of rent, bills, and family obligations that leaves them very little time to engage in new experiences.
Video stories combine audio and visual elements with the spoken word to tell a story in multiple languages. Words speak to us through our minds but the music and images have the ability to bypass our brains and engage our hearts as well. They stimulate our mirror neurons which turns on our inherent, empathic nature, helping us to feel our connection to the world around us. We, as a species, need to reconnect and fall back in love with the environment which sustains us and video remixes are a tool to help us do it.
How Do You Create a Video Remix?
Its easy – by working together!
Greater Yellowstone Coalition – WOLVES
Primordial —- Yellowstone / Grand Tetons
Timelapse: Yellowstone National Park
Producers create the story ideas and manage the production to completion.
Film editors will receive periodic e-mails with story-changing video ideas looking for a volunteer editor.
Each video landing page has the ability for writers to tell stories that help to promote the video widely.
Help share the content to your network of friends and family or help negotiate distribution partners for the videos.
Help translate future video remixes into non-English languages so the videos can reach the entire world.
Volunteer to edit one of these story ideas
Sign up to volunteer to be a film editor for Sustainable Human. You’ll work with the producer of the story idea to gather and combine b-roll and music to create a video experience that can help to change the story of the world.
Submit your own idea for a video story
Have you seen a great video with an important message that you feel could be dramatically enhanced by adding video and music? Please talk about your idea in the video storytelling forum and submit an idea once you have a recorded final script.
Our Most Recent Video Releases
Watch, share, and promote these video stories.
Frequently Asked Questions…
What is a video remix?
Video remixes copy, transform, and combine existing video and audio to create a new experience, one that can change our understanding of the world. The powerful moving images stimulate our mirror neurons, turning on our inherent, empathetic nature. Video remixes create experiences that provide opportunities to choose a different story to live by. Here are a few examples:
How do we change the story?
Our stories have an opportunity to change whenever we have an experience that our old story can’t explain. While real life experiences are always the most effective agents of change, most people today are trapped by their story of rent, bills, and family obligations that leaves them very little time to engage in new experiences. There is another way to create this kind of experience through the video remix.