Telling Stories Powerfully

story

What fuels our work is “story.”  At the core of what we have been living out and doing is storytelling.   How we actually do it has evolved.  

Stories invite connection and engagement.

Though stories are now just fingertips away from being heard, we are asking, “what stories really matter?” AND “which ones are not being told?” OR “why are they not being heard?”    

Good stories deserve to be heard.  

Powerful stories have a natural momentum.   We all know it and have experienced it.   They have shaped and shaken the world.   Stories make waves.  

leadership

Storytellers have a long history moving their tribes to action.  Helping storytellers answer the “why,” “how,” and “where” involves leadership in the process.

Tipping points do not happen overnight.    It requires torchbearers to lead the way in holding up stories to shape an ethos.  

Process is a necessity for change.   Leadership with our clients in this process empowers us to help them reach their goals.   

We listen and pay attention.   We solidify what is being envisioned and find the story that leads all stories to follow.

 

Process is a necessity

 

Design, Delivery, and Connection Matter

Some stories spread like wildfire and need to be canned in a spam folder.   Some of the greatest stories never land or “have their day” because it was lost in the delivery. 

Our visual storytelling continues to evolve but what is constant revolves around the need for impeccable delivery and deep connection.  

We help groups, individuals, and teams connect their mission, vision, and purpose to their story.  We find what gels so that “storytelling meets branding.”   

Good stories delivered well is where we stoke the flame of that fire.   These stories build tribes.

design

storytelling it is

“Design is storytelling” writes Ellen Upton.

Intentional story design produces sustainability, accessibility, and sticktoitiveness.

Everything says something; Words, visuals, symbols, lines, movement, and the light and absence of it… they all matter.  

Through design, we storyboard and message with the aim for “story sense” in every project.

ideate

Ideation is an invitation to imagine.   

We love being invited into this space with the people we work with.

“If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” 

― Albert Einstein

create

We bring creativity to the table.   Each of us, big or small in the collective, bring linear, circular, cloud brainstorming, out-of-the box, and seasoned thinking to our work and it is fun. 

We love the creative tools and mediums we use as they are our instruments for orchestration.   

inspire

We call the “digital assets” we co-create, “good stories – stories that connect.”   Our resident pun master calls them “special *affects.”    It’s what we love doing.

Having “affective” stories inspires action and it does the world good. 

They start like a buzz in one’s ear and become that song that never leaves your head.

We know of those stories that strike a chord so deep, we just have to respond in a profound and meaningful way. We not only share it but live by it.

Powerful stories can start like a small ripple then build and create a wave washes over and touches everyone.   They carry a message far far away then back and they do that again and again.    Sometimes they become a welcomed tsunami where landscapes need to be transformed or the perpetual surf for rocks to become sand.

 

minutia

fun stats and on the burner

mi·nu·ti·ae

noun
plural noun: minutia
  1. the small, precise, or trivial details of something.
    “the minutiae of everyday life”

    synonyms: details, niceties, finer points, particulars, trivia, trivialities

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GREAT IDEAS A DAY RUMINATING - NAMASTE!
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ASSORTED BLACK TEAS WITH MILK CONSUMED
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VIDEOS | FILM SHORTS STORIES CREATED THUS FAR
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OLD PHOTOGRAPHS TO SCAN + SHARE WITH FRIENDS
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ENCOURAGEMENT A DAY TO SOMEONE WOULD BE NICE
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SITES DEVELOPED, STORIED, LAUNCHED, REFRAMED
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CALLS TO MAKE TO WISH FRIENDS "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"
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REMINDERS TO PRINT PHOTOS FOR GRANDMA

af·fect

af·fect1   /əˈfekt/    verb  3rd person present: affects
  • have an effect on; make a difference to.     
  • touch the feelings of (someone); move emotionally.
  • synonyms: influence, exert influence on, have an effect on, act on, work on, condition, touch, have an impact on, impact on, take hold of, attack, infect, strike, strike at, hit;
    change, alter, modify, transform, form, shape, control, govern, determine, decide, guide, sway, bias

projects

stuff we love making

STAY TUNED, MORE GOOD STORIES ON IT’S WAY…

inspiritment

in·spir·it /inˈspirit/  verb
verb: inspirit; 3rd person present: inspirits; past tense: inspirited; past participle: inspirited; gerund or present participle: inspiriting
  1. encourage and enliven (someone).

    Synonyms: bear up, buck up, buoy (up), cheer (up), chirk (up), embolden, encourage, hearten,inspire, steel

So Grateful

  • Wow, It met the goal of bringing out many emotions in me. I think this will be very successful for helping people realize how important this school is to so many children. I will have to watch it again, without the tears in my eyes. – Eva

    With in a few minutes after the video was shown in our gala we exceeded our fundraising goals and so much more. It was amazing. Thanks you Kenton! – Tracey

    I love it! It is terrific and really tells the story. Thanks Kenton. – Dr. James R. Christopher

    Gala Co-Chairs and Principal, Kenneth Gordon Maplewood & Maplewood Alternative High School and Head of School
  • kenton media productions | kenton studios understands our business, our needs, and our brand. They have helped us able to helped us develop our site and marketing materials and we continue to call upon Kenton and his team. Amazing!

    SHIFT Dance Academy
  • Thank you so very much for the beautiful videos and stills (stock photography). You helped create and tell our story and real client stories and so much more. It was great working with you… I have to share the video of the clients (son and mother) you created, he is going to love. It was so special.

    Fiona Kelly
    Owner, Retire-At-Home North Shore
  • I’ve worked with Kenton many times over the years. He’s a hard working, dedicated creative, videographer, and photographer who always delivers professional, ultra high-quality results. He’s personable and easy to talk to, and in this industry, that’s a very unique, highly sought after quality. I can’t wait to work with Kenton again

    Anthony Bortolussi
    BMPA, Video Producer & Marketer at Absolute & Create Video
  • Kenton took the time to listen to what I wanted for my branding imagery. He then not only produced the images I wanted, he brought creativity, intuition and expertise to the shoot in a personable and professional manner.

    Karen Bresler
    Lawyer and Notaries at KBL Law, Coach
  • kenton media productions helped craft our story from when we transitioned from an old platform to new. He and his team has been integral to in helping us with shape and understand our missional identity over the years and much more. Kenton help develop not only our websites, marketing materials, and design, he helped us catch up with technology and train our staff and team in digital media communications and more. He understood our students, our college, our facility (conference and short stay rental), and our growing needs and worked with us patiently to help us as we dreamed about what we hope to be as a non-profit and college. Thank you.

    Jocelyn Melder, Sam Nakai
  • Everything we need for web, communications, and making it work, that’s Kenton. I highly recommend him and his company.

    The Ducklows
  • Kenton and his team worked to help create a great brand and stock imagery and identity for us that represent our company’s core. I enjoy his great ideas and professionalism.

    Robert Hannah
    Co-Founder BUR-HAN Garden & Lawn Care
  • We needed to update our site and brand and got so much more from videos, imagery, headshots, and consistent advice and support to help us continue to grow.

    Jennifer Hammersmark
    the Counselling Group, White Rock
  • When leading British Columbia’s leading publication dedicated to small-business success, our editorial standards were very high. Make It Business magazine, as with any publication, has tight deadlines and great shots. In the time we’ve been working with Kenton, he has delivered on all fronts.

    Victor Chew Wong
    Marketing and Sales Manager at HaiCo | Haida Enterprise Corporation | Former President Make It Business magazine
  • Kenton and his team is a trusted resource. They helped us tell our story and brand. We were able to share our company story through video, imagery, and testimonials.

    On the Edge Fitness Educators (Nominated for Top Best Businesses in North Vancouver)
  • Kenton has an outstanding eye for composition as well as the technical skills to capture the moment. His personable yet professional manner keeps his subjects comfortable making the process fun and easy with beautiful results.

    Tim Hardy
    Producer/Director at Great Pacific Television
  • I love what kenton media productions | kenton studios created for www.edgemontvillage.ca. The movie trailer has played at our annual event and they created and captured what we needed.

    Bree Gallager
    Past Edgemont Village Business Association Event Organizer