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Our Social Purpose

StoryUP is a tribe of immersive journalists, developers, game designers, filmmakers, graphic artists and other digital creatives who use Virtual Reality storytelling to create a sense of empathy that affects change. In 2016, StoryUP partnered with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation & Empowered by Light to tell the stories of the Munduruku tribe in the Amazon and the Virunga National Park Rangers in Congo.

Our Honor Everywhere program provides aging Veterans with virtual tours of Washington, DC memorials they’re not physically able to visit in person. Our stories brought awareness to the mobility crisis in Zambia and raised money for a Veterans Homeless Shelter in Missouri. If you’re a brand that wants to sponsor a cause with story, let’s Story Up!

ABOUT US

Let's Story UP

StoryUP began with a group of Journalists trying to find a solution for terminally ill World War II Veterans who were not able to physically travel to see their memorials. More than just beautiful images, StoryUPTM is an independent, VR native media company that combines story with immersive media that people can feel. We believe story is a verb that can provide hope, affect change and shift brain wave patterns. With 360-degree video, we ‘storyup’ brands, news outlets, practitioners, hospitals, people with disabilities, life coaches, Veterans, survivors and others who need a lift.

With our Honor Everywhere program, we also share the magic of virtual reality with people who aren’t able to physically travel. StoryUP operates a Journalism studio and a separate brand studio where we create sponsored content for devices including Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, Google Daydream, HTC Vive, Sony Playstation & the Hololens.

OUR TEAM

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Matt Best
PARTNERSHIP MANAGER

Matt's roots are in programmatic advertising and Journalism. When he's not securing partnerships, he's hiking Missouri trails or trying to formulate a response to awkward puns involving his last name.

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Scott Schaeffer
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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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 is StoryUP's Chief Psychologist. His 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. Read his case study about how VR affects 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.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Where We Hangout

Check out our interactive Google Hangouts for VR story tips and tricks.
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HUMAN MEDIA

Media is media involving the senses where we no longer communicate solely in a text-based, flat world. At KOMU-TV, StoryUP's founder Sarah Hill was the first broadcaster to use a Google Hangout on TV to communicate with the audience live on-air.

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