The Stories continue

With the posting of this story…scratch that…with the release of this shameless, self-congratulatory, video attempt at associating the Stories of Atlanta brand with long-cherished American ideals such as freedom of speech and the right to assembly…we’d like to acknowledge the start of the 3rd season of the Stories of Atlanta.

Last week marked the end of two years of weekly video postings and, with the start of the coming 3rd year, we want to acknowledge how lucky we feel to live at a time when anyone anywhere can speak their mind, make their art and express their opinions, all on a platform capable of being viewed by most of the free world.

It is, at the same time, humbling and uplifting to be even a small part of the global community of voices that everyday reflects the thoughts, the cares and the aspirations of the community of earth. If that sounds a tad grandiose, perhaps it will look less-so when viewed through the lens of a future time when someone else controls the flow of information from your computer and the audience that it reaches. So, on that happy note, while you can, please enjoy this week’s Stories of Atlanta.

Lance Russell is an Atlanta-based filmmaker and media communicator who, for over three decades, has been entrusted by clients to tell their stories. A seasoned producer with an innate ability to cut to the heart of the matter, Lance’s instincts are tailor-made for today’s “media bite” culture. Brief, poignant and always entertaining, Lance’s current passion is bringing Atlanta’s colorful and inspiring past to life with his “rest of the story” style video series, Stories of Atlanta. “History’s best communicators,” says Lance, “have always been storytellers. It’s in our DNA. ‘Once upon a time’ is how we got to where we are now.”

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