Story Strategy & Consulting
Mistakes in storytelling are costly–ending up over-budget, not impressing the client, or missing out on a real opportunity for something special. We’ve designed our story strategy sessions to help give you additional confidence and clarity in your creative while also offering an additional perspective from our team of story experts.
Here are some of the ways folks are currently using Story Strategy with us.
- To develop a large pitch and help increase their odds of landing the gig
- For a large project, such as a feature documentary, where you're the creative and wants support in bringing the story to life
- For agencies or companies who do in-house production and want a story expert to help them develop a story that you'll produce yourself (or via another avenue)
- For small studios looking to accelerate their growth by getting consistent feedback on your work offering greatly increased clarity on weak spots to focus on moving forward
We offer several different levels of Story Strategy. Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you're looking for a custom solution for your project.
One-Time Strategy Session. This is an hour long consult where you can take the lead in sharing your project and goals. We'll offer feedback and direction and help you create an action plan to get there.
Project Story Strategy. This is a collection of three consults (beginning, middle, and ending) where we help you all the way through a project. We'll start with a survey to understand your goals and the broader context around your project to ensure that our advice is realistic.
Growth Hacking Bundle. This is a collection of 10 strategy consults with the larger goal of helping you greatly develop your own creative abilities. Here our focus is less on the individual projects and more on helping you get a baseline of where you're at and then developing a clear growth plan with aggressive milestones. Our check-ins then take a variety of forms where we'll review your portfolio, help as you develop new creative, and do general check-ins to ensure your goals are on track.
The Benefits of a Story Strategy Session
- Get A Mega-Mind behind Your Story. Over-deliver, blow them away, and make the most of your opportunity.
- More Clarity equals More Profits. More clarity means you can focus your time on production and streamline the post-production process.
- Long-Term Dividends. More than just the one story, getting pushed creatively will spark new ideas and approaches for your future projects. Help get visibility on your blind spots and biases.
How it works
Purchase your session right here. When you purchase a story strategy session your chosen strategist will get in touch to kick things off.
1-on-1 onboarding interview. We'll set up an initial Skype call to get to know you and your objectives for our time together. It's critical that we have a clear and tangible goal for our time together so that we can ensure we're constantly moving towards it.
- Book your time slot. After the onboarding call, we'll start setting up your different consults. If you're in and around Portland, OR we always love to meet in person, but most of our consulting clients are out of town and prefer Skype. We can do a recurring time every month, bi-monthly, or tackle the sessions as needed for you and your business.
Choose your story strategist when you book.
Patrick Moreau is the founder of Muse Storytelling and a Stillmotion partner. He's won 5 Emmy's for his work with Stillmotion, completed 4 feature-length documentaries (directing two of them), and delivered over 100 in-person workshops across a dozen countries worldwide. Check out his TEDx talk on How to Unleash Your Inner Superpower–Story.
Madeline Saporito is the Producer for Muse Film Production who cares about all things impact, actually helping filmmakers make enough money to keep creating their impact in the world. She’s produced internationally across Australia, New Zealand, The Middle East and the USA. Experienced at leading 7+ commercial projects at a time, managing 84 crew members and thousands of client expectations.
Kathryn Giroux is our lead Muse Guide and Story Coach. She's helped develop the curriculum for all of our courses and deeply understands the Muse Process and the science behind it. Her background is International Studies and she's spent a good deal of time teaching English overseas to help refugees. Kathryn is a true storyteller (not a filmmaker) so her story strategy focuses on character development and story structure over the technical filmmaking aspects.