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Fulbright Now Accepting Applications for Storytelling and Public Sector Fellowships

The call for applications for the Fulbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship and the Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship is now open. Deadline for both awards is October 14th, 2014. Visit the Fulbright website for more information.

Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship was launched in 2013 as a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. It provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society.

J. William Fulbright – Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowships

Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship also includes an independent academic study/research component.

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Coming Soon: The War Comes Home

MediaStorm is proud to announce The War Comes Home, our first collaboration with Soledad O’Brien’s Starfish Media Group, will debut on CNN on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at 9 p.m. EST and will encore at 12:00 a.m. EST, and on Sunday, August 17th at 7:00 p.m. EST.

A recent study found that one in five veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan suffers from post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, or severe depression. Our film follows two of these men – Delon Beckett and Garrett Combs. Both suffer from post-traumatic stress, and both have decided they need a drastic change in their life, one that they can’t address on their own. Their hope for change comes from an organization called Save a Warrior. Founded by retired veteran Jake Clark, this five-and-half-day program claims it has found an answer.

With families and communities hanging in the balance, The War Comes Home, is an intimate look at the search for relief thousands of veterans face everyday.

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MediaStorm Guide to Using Adobe Lightroom with Premiere Pro

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.

Adiós Aperture

Apple recently announced its plans to retire both Aperture and iPhoto. The company will create one unified application, titled Photos, that will be part of OS X Yosemite.

While Yosemite will continue to support Aperture, as well as provide an upgrade path for Photos compatibility, development of Aperture will cease. (It’s worth noting that the last major upgrade to Aperture was version 3.5, released in October 2013.)

Aperture users are left with three basic options:

  • Continue to work in Aperture, in the same manner that some still use Final Cut Pro 7.
  • Adopt Photos in to their workflows when it becomes available.
  • Use an alternative application like Adobe’s Lightroom.

While some suggest that Photos will be a powerful replacement for iPhoto and Aperture, Macworld author David Sparks states, “The desktop Photos app likely won’t offer all the power that currently exists in Aperture; I’m certain its photo-alteration tools will take a hit.”

I hope that’s not the case. Nevertheless, MediaStorm is now considering adopting Lightroom in to our post-production workflow.

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Worth Watching #161: Verschleif

Who knew industrial sanders could be so beautiful. – Eric Maierson

Verschleif from Laurin Döpfner on Vimeo.

See what else we think is Worth Watching.

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MediaStorm Accepting Fall Internship Applications Through July 15th

We’re currently accepting applications for our Fall 2014 internship. If you’re motivated, highly organized, and passionate about multimedia, we’d love to hear from you. The internship generally runs from September to December, 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 July 15, 2014.

Frequently Asked Questions

Trying to decide if you should apply? Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions we get from applicants.

What will I be doing as a Mediastorm intern?

This is a production internship. You will be working closely with the MediaStorm team to produce multimedia projects. This means full days in front of Premiere Pro, doing picture research, organizing images, transcribing, or doing whatever else needs to be done to complete a project. You will most likely not be gathering content or taking pictures as part of the internship.

We expect you to be proficient in an OSX operating environment and experience in Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro and Aperture will help immensely. Our interns don’t do anything we don’t do ourselves—if you’re a coffee drinker, we’d love for you to grab us a cup if you run out, but we’ll return the favor another day, we promise.

What skills do I need for a successful internship?

In general, applicants should have familiarity with the following (or comparable) skills:

  • Multimedia Producers: Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Aperture
  • Interactive Designers: Flash, After Effects, Motion, CSS, and XML PHP
  • Developers: programming languages and MySQL
  • Motion Graphics: typography, After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator; Premiere Pro and Cinema 4D a plus

See more on our Intern page.

What are the hours like?

We’re pretty flexible—a typical day is 10am-6pm, sometimes a little earlier, sometimes a little later. We work hard, but if you’re coming from out of town, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the city as well. Weekend work is rare (except during workshops).

Who will I be working with?

You’ll be working mostly with our producers, but depending on the internship, you may work with our interactive designers and developers. Either way, we’re a small team, so you’ll get to know the whole staff.

Who is this internship good for?

This is an advanced level internship. Applicants should feel comfortable in their skills as a photographer, producer, designer or developer and be looking for an opportunity to refine and advance those skills with an award-winning team.

Our interns must be self-motivated and proactive—we will work closely with you, but there will be times we’ll expect you to work on your own too.

When will I know if I’m chosen for the internship?

The application deadline for our Fall 2014 internship is July 15, 2014. We will be in touch with all qualified applicants by the end of August.

Ready to apply?

Applications are due July 15, 2014. All applications must be submitted through our online application form.

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