Video Webinar: The Visual Griot: Storytelling That Moves People – FREE

Activity Details

Free Webinar

1 hour

Unlimited Participants


19 September 2020 19.00 – 20.00 (UTC + 2)


Storytelling is one of humanity’s most ancient art forms. Besides helping us make sense of life, stories have the ability to shape the values of our cultures, and help us to forge connections between people and ideas. It’s essential to our human identity, and to know how to build one is key for undertaking many artistic endeavors. As we’ve moved into a more electronically capable world, telling visual stories to a wide audience has become more easily done than ever before. But now that certain former levels of difficulty are lifted, it is important that we focus even more on how to tell visual stories: what stories are important to choose? How do we decide what scene or moment is key to include, highlight, or exclude entirely? Who is the audience I am trying to reach? In this 45 minute online meeting I hope to discuss the importance of visual storytelling and how having the building blocks to effectively construct stories can help our artistic work and our human relationships.

The webinar is free and open for everybody. Zoom link for the webinar is HERE.

Instructor Details

Jennifer Humphrey (Director, Story Producer, Chief Editor) has always had a strong desire to help create a more beautifully compassionate world through documenting the authentic human experience and shaping the stories born from it. Her 15-year television career began in Knoxville, Tennessee and brought her to New York City 10 years ago. She has worked in all areas of production, but when she found a home in the dark recesses of the editing bay, she didn’t look back. She has spent the past 8 years with one of the United States’ highest rated cable shows doing post-production on the kind of human stories that originally inspired her to enter the field. After connecting with the Open Program of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards in 2011, she documented several performance pieces in Brazil and NYC, and their international encounter in Sirince, Turkey, Constellations Summer Camp 2019.