AN EMPATHY AGENCY

Your Brain is a Story Compass

StoryUP can create a custom, data-driven VR experience based on EEG measurement. Brainwaves are a story's compass that gently guide the viewer to find their true north.

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WHY VR VIDEO

WHY STORY UP

International social following of 3 million to amplify your project
International social following of 3 million to amplify your project
Award winning Journalists, cinematographers and digital creatives
Award winning Journalists, cinematographers and digital creatives
We know how to use empathy to activate audiences.
We know how to use empathy to activate audiences.
Female owned business. Our creatives come from diverse cultures.
Female owned business. Our creatives come from diverse cultures.
Largest VR video content library in the Midwest
Largest VR video content library in the Midwest
Access to latest betas and storytelling tech
Access to latest betas and storytelling tech

AWARDS

12 Mid America Emmys
Edward R. Murrow Award
NAB Service to America Award
Dubai International Film Festival

OUR TEAM

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Scott Schaefer
VIDEOGRAPHER

15 time mid-America Emmy award winning videographer and national Edward R. Murrow award recipient. You've seen Scott's work on Bloomberg News, E!, NBCsports.com and ESPN. As adjunct faculty at the Missouri school of Journalism, Scott taught visual storytelling in China. He's also a pianist, cake decorator and chain saw sculptor.

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Jim Spencer
Executive Board Chair

Jim Spencer is a media entrepreneur. In 2008, he founded Newsy, which was acquired by Scripps in 2014. Jim's led content and partnerships as VP and GM positions at NBC News, Ask Jeeves and AOL.

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Sarah Hill
CEO & CHIEF STORYTELLER

Sarah is a 20 year veteran of the interactive journalism industry. She started StoryUP as a way for aging veterans to be able to experience their memorials. Before VR, she built a successful TV feature franchise and the world's first interactive news program based on Google Hangouts. An alum of the Missouri School of journalism and former adjunct faculty, Sarah's reporting has taken her team around the world covering stories about the human spirit in Vietnam, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Zambia. Sarah is a national Edward R. Murrow, national Sigma Delta Chi, NAB service to America and 12 time mid-america Emmy award winning storyteller. A professional prankster, do not eat her powdered donuts.

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Dr. Jeff Tarrant
Chief Psychologist

Dr. Jeff Tarrant's work utilizes several forms of technology-based therapies including neurotherapy, audio visual entrainment, brain blood flow biofeedback (HEG), and Heart Rate Variability (HRV). Dr. Tarrant creates VR experiences in real video environments and is an expert on mindfulness interventions to rewire the brain at the Neuromeditation Institute which he founded. Check out Jeff's book on Amazon: Meditation Interventions to Rewire the Brain

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Angie Mutz
Virtual Communications Coordinator

Angie hails from the insurance industry where she led communications virtually across 6 states. An avid foodie & Star Wars fan, ask her about her "death star waffle maker".  

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Kyle Perry
CINEMATOGRAPHER

Kyle's 360 cinematography has captured everything from Mount Elbert to the jungles in northern Haiti. An award winning fixed frame filmmaker, on clear nights you'll find Kyle exploring the night sky with his telescope.