Telling A Memorable Story

One Minute Promo for 50th West Texas Jazz Party

What is Storytelling?

Storytelling is the conveying of events in words, and images, often by improvisation or embellishment. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation, and to instill moral values. Crucial elements of stories and storytelling include plot, characters, and narrative point of view. (from wikipedia)

Digital Storytelling – Essential Geography – Imus Geographics

Geography Minutes

The final project for David Leonnig’s Master of Fine Arts degree was to interpret a United States map in 51 one-minute vignettes in a print booklet, with the idea of voicing them to accompany the map. The project is ongoing. Here are three of the Geography Minutes, done in collaboration with my friend, the world-famous and award winning map maker, Dave Imus of Imus Geographics. His map was also the inspiration behind the Geography of Jazz radio series, which is still heard on KRTS & KXWT in West Texas.

Longer West Texas Jazz Party Documentary Trailer

Welcome to Jazzville USA: The West Texas Jazz Party at 50 Trailer from David Leonnig on Vimeo.

Responsible Works has several decades of integrated media experience that has morphed into a specialty in digital audio and video production. Projects include work for artist organizations, museums, independent artists and business owners, plussmall businesses and public media organizations. Organizations served include Print Arts Northwest, Waterstone Gallery, The Washington County Museum, The West Texas Jazz Society, Marfa Public Radio (KRTS), West Texas Public Radio (KXWT), Career Design Associates and Tuffkids.

David Leonnig, MFA, principal in Responsible Works, has been on the cusp of many technology trends and social upheavals. He promoted the first cell phones, participated in the public telephone network’s last hurrah in the early 1990s, had a web site and an e-mail by 1993, and built e-commerce websites and digital documents throughout the 2000s. He also had one of the earliest smart phones – a Nokia Communicator 9000 – and sent SMS messages before the new millennium, when 140 characters was a real limitation. He likes the 21st century a lot more.