The Story Board

The Story Board We are a creative production studio and collective of professional film artists. The Story Board is a creative production studio and filmmaking collective dedicated to mutual creative success, economic sustainability, and good karma.

We are fueled by the excitement of creation, the passion for story, the beauty of pictures and sound. Founded in 2015 with headquarters in Portland, Maine, The Story Board (StoBo, for short) offers creative video solutions for marketing campaigns, commercials, and branded content as well as innovative and engaging content for museums and tradeshows. Add a little filmmaking in the mix and we couldn’t be happier. Interested in collaborating? Call or visit us anytime!

Operating as usual

Congratulations to Chris MacKenzie and STARC Systems for their win in Greenlight Maine! Not only are they reducing their...
07/05/2021
Two Brunswick-based businesses win cash prize from Greenlight Maine

Congratulations to Chris MacKenzie and STARC Systems for their win in Greenlight Maine! Not only are they reducing their impact on the environment with their reusable wall systems, they are a blast to work with. Kudos to you, Chris!

Both Brunswick-based companies, STARC Systems won $10,000 coming in second place, and bluShift Aerospace was awarded $5,000, coming in third. Bixby Chocolate, a Rockland-based company, took first place and the $25,000 prize.

Any day filming at High Output with these peeps is a good day.
10/30/2020

Any day filming at High Output with these peeps is a good day.

09/11/2020
That Day: When We Were One

Working with the poet, Richard Blanco, we created this piece to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 and the unity of our Country. We are ONE. Never Forget. PLEASE SHARE THIS MESSAGE OF UNITY AND HOPE.
Client: Grab the Torch, Horace Mann Institute
#September11, #neverforget, #grabthetorch, #poetrichardblanco, #cantorrelief, #storyboard, #stobo

We look forward to sharing this special project very soon. #stobo
09/09/2020

We look forward to sharing this special project very soon. #stobo

09/09/2020

The fastest dolly pit crew in the studio! #stobofilm

The great Samuel James shares his thoughts on the passing of another great man. RIP Chadwick Boseman."In a country teari...
09/02/2020
Legacy, honor and loss: Chadwick Boseman

The great Samuel James shares his thoughts on the passing of another great man. RIP Chadwick Boseman.

"In a country tearing itself apart during a time of Black liberation, Boseman not only portrayed iconoclastic icons that helped us get as far as we have, but also the Afro-futurist hero we wish we had. He represented who we were, are and aspire to be. He was a living embodiment of Black joy, struggle and hope. And because his own fight for his life was private, his death was sudden for us."

My friend Junious and I were in a barn on top of a mountain in West Virginia. The barn was filled with Black people dancing to traditional Black music being played by Black musicians. It was a beautiful and wonderful moment. We weren’t dancing, though. I could tell he wanted to, but I hadn’t mad...

Directing in the New Normal- crew in Miami, client in Italy, and we’re in the office in Maine.
08/10/2020

Directing in the New Normal- crew in Miami, client in Italy, and we’re in the office in Maine.

08/07/2020
Neptune on Apple TV

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Neptune is now available on iTunes! This beautifully crafted Maine-made movie can now be seen in 63 countries in 3 languages (French and German subtitles). Along with iTunes, Neptune can be seen on Prime Video, Google Play, Vimeo, Youtube, and Microsoft. Basically, look for it where you rent online videos. Of course, if you’re one of those classic cinephiles that prefers your films hard-pressed and laser-burned, DVDs and BluRays are available at www.stobo.film/neptune. Happy viewing! https://tv.apple.com/us/movie/neptune/umc.cmc.6yab0ixuq6g3j2qylr8mg8iij

Set in the late 1980s on an island off the coast of Maine, an orphan girl raised by the church becomes obsessed by the disappearance of a classmate, a…

Happy Friday! On the good news front, the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum is open to visitors and they are taking every pre...
07/17/2020

Happy Friday! On the good news front, the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum is open to visitors and they are taking every precaution to make sure everyone stays safe. Enjoy!

Got tickets?? If you purchased tickets online before June 15, they are still valid.

Before we reopened to the public, we switched to timed entrances, so for those who purchased tickets through our website prior to June 15, please call to reserve your entrance times; your ticket codes are still valid.

Please remember that we are following the guidance from the state of Maine and the CDC; face masks and social distancing are required. Face masks are available at the entrance.

Anyone looking for some good news? We have some! Neptune Blu-rays and DVDs are now available on our website. Get yours w...
07/14/2020
NEPTUNE MOVIE | The Story Board | Maine Film

Anyone looking for some good news? We have some! Neptune Blu-rays and DVDs are now available on our website. Get yours while supplies last! Just click on the link to go to the shop. (IF any issues with the purchase process, send us a note at [email protected].) https://www.stobo.film/neptune/

Neptune paints an eerie portrait of a young girl's last summer of adolescence with Jane Ackermann in a breakthrough performance. Directed by Derek Kimball.

Thank you MMGM for a fun day! The seagulls hope you come back soon 😊
07/09/2020

Thank you MMGM for a fun day! The seagulls hope you come back soon 😊

So great to be back in the studio with @stobofilm ! We've got a few tricks up our sleeve, so stay tuned because we'll be taking you on a super stellar tour soon! #mmgm #stobofilm #studiosession #specialguest #staytuned #staysafe #thisisgoongtobegood

Have you seen the fabulous, Maine-made Neptune Movie? Here’s your chance! We’re thrilled to announce that The Story Boar...
06/26/2020
Watch Neptune online - Prime Video

Have you seen the fabulous, Maine-made Neptune Movie? Here’s your chance! We’re thrilled to announce that The Story Board is distributing Derek Kimball’s critically acclaimed first feature film which is Now on Prime Video available to buy, rent, or stream! If you love NEPTUNE as much as we do, then help new audiences find it by adding a review and rating here: https://bit.ly/neptune-prime and here: https://bit.ly/neptune-imdb

Blu-ray and DVD copies available soon!
#PrimeVideo #neptunemovie #stobofilm

Set in the late 1980s on an island off the coast of Maine, an orphan girl raised by the church becomes obsessed by the disappearance of a classmate, and her haunted dreams and visions propel her to push past her sheltered life. Jane Ackermann, in a stunning debut performance, brings innocence and cu...

It’s been such a pleasure to meet so many hardworking, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic members of the Maine mining commu...
05/12/2020
Maine Mineral & Gem Museum

It’s been such a pleasure to meet so many hardworking, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic members of the Maine mining community and to hear hundreds of exciting and fascinating tales about mining for minerals and gems. The thrill of the hunt is alive and well in the mineral-rich pegmatites of Maine. What’s a pegmatite, you ask? Well, it’s a complicated answer, but just know they may be full of treasure!

Just ask these folks and look for more oral histories to be added throughout the month

Seven years ago MMGM launched an extensive oral history project to bring life to the incredible gem discoveries in Maine. We partnered with The Story Board and set out to chronicle and archive as many oral histories as possible to ensure accuracy and to highlight the people responsible for every aspect of Maine minerals. Meet them here:

https://vimeo.com/showcase/7004440

Monday morning staff meetings include 'show & tell' at STOBO.
04/13/2020

Monday morning staff meetings include 'show & tell' at STOBO.

Hello Facebook Family– We hope everyone is staying healthy and sane out there. We've been doing a lot of research on SBA...
04/08/2020
What Is Even Going On With Those SBA Loans? | One Mile at a Time

Hello Facebook Family– We hope everyone is staying healthy and sane out there. We've been doing a lot of research on SBA loans and other ways to bridge these trying times and discovered this article from a travel-related site. Lots of good info here on govt offerings and other $$ resources (plus a quick virtual escape to other lands). Be well!

The CARES Act provides for a series of grants and loans to small businesses, along with expanded unemployment benefits. Supposedly.

03/19/2020

"We are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is.” – Mark Vonnegut

Colleagues, friends, and family – we want you all to know that STOBO is here for you, and we aren’t going anywhere.

Sure, we’ve all run away to our homes for the time being. We’re watching the news like you are, and we’re worried for our families and friends who might be in the path of this, biologically and economically. But we are at work, editing, animating, writing. We are working.

But we aren’t going anywhere.

Literally, we aren’t going anywhere. Not for a couple of weeks anyway.

But we’re here for you.

We’re here for our clients – ready to look for responsible solutions to get your videos done and your ideas communicated. We’ve got crews to work with all over, and animators on speed dial. There are plenty of ways to make videos that can work with social distancing. Some editors even prefer it that way 🙂

And we’re here for our colleagues – the film and video artists of our community. We will be donating to a soon-to-be-announced artist relief fund, and working hard to make sure that all of our collaborators stay solvent. And we will be organizing a group chat to discuss industry concerns as well. Contact us if you would like to be involved.

But most of all – PLEASE – if you need help, call us. Really. We mean that.

No one is in this alone.

03/12/2020

Great fun hanging with our friends from #KNAPP in Atlanta this week at #modex 2020.

Any shoot day that can end with a trip to the L.C Bates Museum of Natural History is a damn fine shoot day.
02/28/2020

Any shoot day that can end with a trip to the L.C Bates Museum of Natural History is a damn fine shoot day.

02/26/2020

Archiving projects today and this one makes me smile – We had the privilege of following Frank Perham around for the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum. As Frank says, “It’s the story, not the stuff.” Here’s to a humble Mainer with hundreds of amazing stories and sound advice. @paulusdesigngroupmaine @mainemineralmuseum

Oscar Monday at the office = popcorn + Parasite 🍿🎟
02/16/2020

Oscar Monday at the office = popcorn + Parasite 🍿🎟

01/09/2020
Maine Mineral & Gem Museum

Lots of fun interviewing these meteorite hunters in Tucson a few years back. It's a dangerous profession! Thanks to the Maine Mineral & Gem Museum for the opportunity and the fun trip!

Meet the Meteorite Hunters who are featured in the Space Rocks gallery here at #mmgm. A huge shout out to all these guys for their contribution to making it a stellar experience!

12/13/2019

Congrats to the Maine Mineral & Gem Museum on their opening day!

Opening day is here! Come see some cool videos at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum...oh and just a ‘few’ AMAZING gems an...
12/12/2019
World class display of lunar and Martian meteorites to be unveiled at Maine museum

Opening day is here! Come see some cool videos at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum...oh and just a ‘few’ AMAZING gems and meteorites...

BETHEL (WGME) -- After 12 years in the making, the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel is getting ready for its grand opening Thursday, and it's about to unveil one of the largest collections of meteorites on Earth. "This is the largest piece of the Moon that's ever been discovered on Earth," sai...

12/08/2019
MMGM: We're Ready

It's been an exciting 5 years of creating content for the exhibits at the Maine Mineral & Gem Museum. We're ready for opening day on 12.12.19!

Have you ever thought about the 'visual language of oppression'? Here's an eye-opener:https://intheirownleague.com/2019/...
11/16/2019
The Menkes List: 6 Camera Techniques That Objectify Women In Film

Have you ever thought about the 'visual language of oppression'? Here's an eye-opener:

https://intheirownleague.com/2019/11/05/the-menkes-list-6-camera-techniques-that-objectify-women-in-film/?fbclid=IwAR3H5Nhm9gVmRV0Hi7n1iVrwXKxaVd7-neoB-iOilB35_HZ9KVtKbAH09KA

Have you ever seen a film and found something just a bit distasteful about the way female actor came across but you couldn’t quite point to exactly why it didn’t sit right? And, maybe others have p…

Finally a day free for our end of summer extravaganza and we went back in time for this one. Of course our resident supe...
10/03/2019

Finally a day free for our end of summer extravaganza and we went back in time for this one. Of course our resident superstar beat us at EVERYTHING!! Thx to the team for a very productive summer! Charlotte, Maddy, Allen, Jen,(missing Ben and Rachel).

It's not often you're invited to record a show like Taylor Mac. Thanks so much to Portland Ovations for having us on boa...
09/23/2019

It's not often you're invited to record a show like Taylor Mac. Thanks so much to Portland Ovations for having us on board for this unique and memorable production.

We had two stellar interns this summer, Maddy Gaskill and Ben Rooker. It was trial by fire and they both jumped in witho...
09/19/2019

We had two stellar interns this summer, Maddy Gaskill and Ben Rooker. It was trial by fire and they both jumped in without hesitation. Ben is a talented and creative editor and knows his way around a camera. He has a great eye and a steady hand. We wish him the best as he continues his schooling at #SMCC and look forward to working with him more in the future.

Maddy continues to be an incredible post-production asset and we hope to keep her busy for as long as we can. She has a background in news editing so not only can she cut a good story, she does it fast. We are so grateful to them both for being a part of the StoBo family!

09/10/2019
Maine Mineral & Gem Museum

Thank YOU #MMGM for this opportunity! It's a real team effort so big thanks to Sputnik Animation and Michael McInnis Productions too! All of us are looking forward to sharing the big show with everyone.

If you think aligning the projectors looks cool, wait until you see the show in #MMGM’s incredible meteorite gallery. It won’t just knock your socks off, it will bring the wall down. A big thanks to all the folks The Story Board!

Saucey Sauce
07/25/2019

Saucey Sauce

07/17/2019

Kentucky pretty

Our favorite sign of the day - Kentucky rocks!!
07/16/2019

Our favorite sign of the day - Kentucky rocks!!

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The Story Board is a creative production studio and filmmaking collective dedicated to mutual creative success, economic sustainability, and good karma. We are fueled by the excitement of creation, the passion for story, the beauty of pictures and sound.

Founded in 2015 with headquarters in Portland, Maine, The Story Board (StoBo, for short) offers creative video solutions for marketing campaigns, commercials, and branded content as well as innovative and engaging content for museums and tradeshows. Add a little filmmaking in the mix and we couldn’t be happier. Interested in collaborating? Call or visit us anytime!

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