If you haven’t already, check out StoryCorps. Brilliant animated shorts of real life stories told by those who lived them.
Great animation about Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath overcoming adversity.
In a 1966 interview cut to new footage, jazz great Bill Evans talks about the creative process. There are some great insights in this short piece. It’s also an interesting example of how disparate elements can come together to create a unified final product. Very nice work by William Meier.
Can You Evolve?
Awesome stop motion video.
As a devotee of the art of storytelling I am a big fan of Joseph Campbell’s work in comparative mythology. He had a gift for revealing the fundamental elements common in stories across cultures and exploring how they can (and do) work in our daily lives.
I recently came across this blog by James Baquet which provides a solid overview of Campbell’s major themes. If you are unfamiliar with Campbell’s work this is a perfect place to start the journey.
As wonderful as Campbell’s writing is, (The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Myths to Live By , etc…) listening to him share his passion and insight in conversation is where I find him most inspiring. If you’ve never seen/heard The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers I strongly urge you to do so. The Wisdom of Joseph Campbell with Michael Toms is not as well known but is also worth hearing.
Interesting Lifehacker article about how storytelling activates brain.