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Worth Watching #165: Tuck Me In

What??? – Eric Maierson

Tuck Me In from FILMINUTE on YouTube.

See what else we think is Worth Watching.

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MediaStorm Accepting Spring Internship Applications Through November 1st

We’re currently accepting applications for our Spring 2015 internship. If you’re motivated, highly organized, and passionate about multimedia, we’d love to hear from you. The internship generally runs from January to April, but start dates are flexible. We’re looking for applicants with experience in multimedia production, design, motion graphics, and/or web development. Internships are paid.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted through our online application form. Applicants should be prepared to supply:

  • Links to pieces produced/collaborated on (please indicate role in each)
  • Available start/end dates
  • Hours/week available

Applications are due November 1, 2014.

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Summer Internship Opportunity: Los Angeles Times Visual Journalism

The Los Angeles Times offers a 10-week paid summer internship in photojournalism. Interns will work side by side with photography / multimedia staff and editors. This is an advanced internship in which you will be working on multimedia stories and daily photojournalism for all sections of the newspaper including news, features and sports. Applications must be received by November 14th, 2014.


Applicants must be actively working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree. Graduates may be eligible if you’ve finished school within six months of the start of the internship. Internships are for students who have not worked professionally as staff photographers. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and access to a car in good working condition. Candidates should have 1-2 previous internships.


Email applications to photointern@latimes.com. Include:

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé
  • One-page autobiography
  • List of three references
  • A link to an online portfolio with 2-3 photo or multimedia stories and a selection of single images.
  • DVD portfolios can be mailed with completed packet to: Robert St. John, Photo Editor, Los Angeles Times  / *3rd floor editorial, 202 W. 1st St. , Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Congratulations to PDN and Rangefinder’s InMotion Honorees

PDN and Rangefinder identified 20 emerging artists to watch in film and video. The InMotion honorees are young artists that have been working at a professional level for five years or less and were nominated by respected industry creatives in commercial, editorial, documentary and wedding fields. There are a few familiar faces among them including MediaStorm’s director of photography Andrew Michael Ellis, Storytelling Workshop participant Gillian Laub and past interns Jon Kasbe and Maisie Crow.

Congratulations to our colleagues and friends! See their exceptional work here:

They Came At Night by Andrew Ellis

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MediaStorm Guide to Premiere Pro Search Bins

This article is part of a series of posts with tips and tricks from our producers’ experience working with Adobe Premiere Pro CC after years of working in Final Cut Pro. To read more about why we made the switch, check out this post.

A great new feature in the most recent update to Premiere Pro (2014.1) is the ability to create search bins.

Search bins act like smart folders, allowing you to filter your assets for specific criterion. This is enormously helpful for locating similar items that are otherwise scattered across your project.

There are three ways to create a smart bin:

  • Click the search bin icon at the top of a Project Window

  • Right-Click in the Project window and select New Search Bin…
  • Select the menu File > Search Bin

You will then be presented with the Edit Search Bin window where you can enter your search criterion.
They are 19 filtering options including name, codec, and comments. There’s also a boolean option of And and Or.

Enter your search request and click OK. A new search bin will be created.

In the example below I searched for any file or sequence that contained the name Three.

To change your search criteria, right click on the search bin and choose Edit Search Bin…

You’ll be presented again with Edit Search Bin window where you can alter your search parameters.

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