rewrite your narrative
change the world
We all take different paths to learn our craft so you may have the odd gap in information, or pressure to be further along than you are...but in this course, we work from where you are today.

Whether I’m guiding you through your first steps into the craft of original storytelling or helping you elevate your skills, I provide a structured process in a shame-free, inquisitive, and open-minded environment so you can focus your energy on what matters most...expressing your story.
THE PARALLAX METHOD
a transformative storytelling approach
STORY MINE
find your story
STUDY 9 ARCHETYPAL STORY ARCS USING ENNEAGRAM

ANALYZE FILMS AND TV TO ELEVATE YOUR TECHNIQUE

CREATE A 24 BEAT OUTLINE OF AN ORIGINAL NARRATIVE


April - July 2023


$2080
STORY MEDIUM
fictionalize your story
LEARN RESEARCH TECHNIQUES TO TRANSFORM YOUR STORY

ANALYZE DESIGN AND SYMBOLS TO DEVELOP A LOOK AND FEEL

VISUALIZE MAJOR LOCATIONS AND CHARACTERS


Aug - Nov 2023

$2080
STORY MAGICK
rewrite your narrative
LEVERAGE YOUR STORY TO EMPOWER YOUR LIFE AND WORK

ANALYZE PITCHES & VISUAL BRANDING TO IMPROVE IMPACT

CREATE A CUSTOM PROCESS TO ENCOURAGE FLOW STATE


Jan - Mar 2024

$2080
12 weeks of lessons will be complimented by group meetings to practice presenting your ideas and results. With one on one feedback sessions to debug process issues, workshop complex story and art direction problems, and customize exercises to fit your unique needs.
Starting with Story mine, each 12 week mentorship leads into the next, equipping you in new ways to rewrite your narrative with confidence and clarity.

STORY MINE
Transform personal experiences into authentic thematic arcs and believable fictional worlds.

Using Dan Harmon's Story Circle (based on the Hero’s Journey) and Enneagram as a guide, we will refine your ability to form clear character’s arcs, and build a strong relationship between characters and their world.

By the end of the mentorship you will have created: 

  • 9 archetypal stories that explore a variety of shame, fear, and anger motivations
  • A 24 beat outline of one chosen tale

Along the way you will learn:

  • Efficiency tactics for using Enneagram resources
  • Story analysis tips to improve your use of the story circle
  • Research tips to improve your creation of fictional worlds
  • New ways to reset your mindset to encourage flow state
JOIN WAITING LIST
You may have grown up with limited resources...you may be a chronic overthinker...or you may just feel like you aren’t interesting enough to have a story to tell.

I can relate. 

And I can guide you through the process that finally helped me overcome those limitations, all while customizing it to suit your needs as they arise. 

STORY MEDIUM

Set an art direction for your project that will compliment and amplify your story's theme.

Moving forward with your 24 beat outline, we will combine Enneagram with visual research techniques with to discover your story's visual tone and style. Using costume and interior design concepts we will refine your your character's emotional evolution through visual insights.

By the end of the mentorship you will have created: 

  • Refined visual research boards
  • Breakdowns of characters, locations, and props
  • Loose concepts for your background characters
  • A style guide to present your art direction concept

Along the way you will learn:

  • How to pull from art history, fashion history, current events, and conceptual inspiration to clarify your vision.
  • Research tips to improve your speed
  • Tactics for curating visual reference
  • New ways to reset your mindset to encourage flow state
JOIN WAITING LIST
When I saw a void in costume design education in animation,
I gathered a team and filled it by creating Talking Threads.
Your journey, strengths, and weaknesses are unique to you, and they also serve to reveal a void that your story or talents can fill. By using psychology tools and strong design principles, we can give you a strong foundation to articulate your vision and fill that void.
STORY MAGICK

Share and amplify your creative voice with the world in ways that are healthy and sustainable.

Our last 12 weeks will focus on leveraging what you’ve created to achieve your personal goals.

By the end of the mentorship you will have: 

  • More in depth feedback workshopping your project's story, visual direction, and positioning.
  • A custom process so you are equipped to continue your project or create new stories with stability and flow.
  • A personal brand story for use in social media, websites, and presentation.
  • A mission-driven strategy for sharing your project with the world.

Along the way you will learn:

  • How to analyze pitches and visual branding for inspiration
  • Tactics for finishing what you start
  • Purpose-driven time management tactics
  • How to revise strategies quickly when life throws you curveballs
  • How to turn your home and closet into a source of creative energy
  • New ways to reset your mindset to encourage flow state
JOIN WAITING LIST
Would you believe me if I told you I moved more than 20 times in my life? Growing up, my dad was self-employed and we moved, a lot. To this day I am constantly flummoxed when I need to remember an old address for any reason. On the bright side, it made me pretty resilient, recovering from curveballs in life.

And along the way, my education ranged from unschooling, homeschool, public school, community college, university, online courses and teaching myself...all before youtube was a convenient option. I learned to be resourceful, approaching problems from many different angles, learning how to learn, and customizing approaches on the fly to adapt to new needs. 
MENTEE GALLERY
MADELINE ABATEMARCO
CHARACTER DESIGNER
"I've never actually had a class that guided me through the very beginning of stumbling upon and developing an idea to the ending portions where things become more and more refined, and it's more about just adding the little finishing touches. To me, that has been so, so, SO very valuable and cherished, and it's showed me not only how to actually conceptualize costume, but environments, characters, painting methods, color, and so much more."
COURSE STRUCTURE

Discovery Call

I’ll get to know you a little better, like an informal interview. A bit of your history, strengths, weaknesses, and goals. Then we’ll explore an aha moment in your life that you can use to form your signature narrative.

After our chat, if the mentorship seems like a good fit on both ends, we’ll set up your one on one meeting times. Once you confirm your times and pay your tuition, I’ll give you access to the class hub. 

1:1 Meetings

Over the course of the mentorship, you will have 6 one on one Feedback sessions. In these, I'll help you workshop your story, discuss your progress on assignments, and troubleshoot your unique struggles. Sessions last 45 Mins each.

Group Calls

6 Group Meetings to practice presenting your work to the group for feedback and confidence building. Sessions last 45 Mins each. Each group is limited to 3 mentees to allow for ample feedback time.

You’ll also be added to the class discord where you can introduce yourself and meet past alumni. You can also participate in scheduled Chat Q&As with the instructor.

Plan of Action

Once the 12 weeks are up, we’ll meet in our last one on one to discuss your progress over the course and update any refreshed goals so I can help you finesse your plan of action moving forward.

NATALIA FALCIGLIA
CHARACTER & COSTUME

"As someone who enjoys research, Jessie really taught me the value of being intentional and specific with it to help bring a bigger picture together. I can take what I’ve learned and not only use it for costume design but also for characters or environments or props, and from that can feel like I’m creating a world grounded in something solid."
Already have a story but need to brand yourself for pitches?
CHECK OUT STORY MINE!