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.

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

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.

Jim Spencer
Executive 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.

Sarah Hill
CEO & CHIEF STORYTELLER

Sarah is a 20 year veteran of the interactive media industry. She got into virtual reality trying to find a solution for a group of terminally-ill Veterans who weren't able to physically travel. She is a national Edward R. Murrow, Sigma Delta Chi, and 12-time mid-America Emmy award-winning storyteller with VR work that spans 5 continents. Sarah started using augmented reality in 2011 to interact with TV viewers behind the scenes of a newscast.

Dr. Jeff Tarrant
Neurofeedback Specialist

Dr. Jeff Tarrant's clinical work at the Neuromeditation Institute has focused on technology-based interventions including Quantitative EEG, neurofeedback, biofeedback, low power repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), and audio visual entrainment (AVE). Check out Dr. Tarrant's book: Meditation Interventions to Rewire the Brain

Ricky Rockley
VR Design Lead

Ricky Rockley is 3D Artist who builds virtual worlds controlled by the user's biometrics. Ricky has a BA of Game Art and Design from the Art Institutes International in Kansas City. Ask him about his time working in subfreezing temperatures on an oil rig.
 

Kyle Perry
CINEMATOGRAPHER

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