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Top Ten TED Talks on Storytelling and Filmmaking

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From JJ Abrams to James Cameron, some of the world’s most celebrated storytellers and filmmakers have given their “TED Talk.” Topics range from viral videos to the secret source of creativity. Our favorite, hands down, is Andrew Stanton’s talk on storytelling. We’d love to know if we’re missing any of YOUR favorite videos. Here are our 10 favorite TED Talks that all filmmakers, screenwriters and storytellers should watch:

10. Kevin Alloca: Why Videos Go Viral

9. Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Creative Genius

8. Rob Legato: The Art of Creating Awe

7. The Mystery of Storytelling: Julian Friedmann at TEDxEaling

6. Julie Burstein: 4 Lessons in Creativity

5. Don Levy: A Cinematic Journey Through Visual Effects

4. Joe Sabia: The Technology of Storytelling

3. James Cameron: Before Avatar… a Curious Boy

2. JJ Abrams: The Mystery Box

1. Andrew Stanton: The Clues to a Great Story

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