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MediaStorm Guide to Adding EQ Presence

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 few weeks ago at a family function, I started chatting with the guy running the soundboard. I asked how could I make the vocal audio sound better.

He said, all things being equal, the trick was to add 3 or 4 dB at about 3500 kHz.

I’ll walk you through how to do that in Premiere Pro.

First, from the Effects window, search for EQ.

Drag the effect on to the audio clip you’d like to change. Then, double click the audio selection so that it opens in the Source window.

In the Effects Control window you’ll see all of the EQ options.

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Cardiff University Now Offering Computational Journalism Masters Program

In September, Cardiff University will introduce a new Computational Journalism Master’s degree in an effort to supply the industry with more journalists with coding abilities. The United Kingdom-based school was motivated to offer the new program after various professionals in the digital journalism field expressed a need for graduates with skill sets that straddle the fields of journalism and computing.

Cardiff joins US colleges, like Columbia University, who have launched similar programs. This area “doesn’t replace traditional journalism,” Richard Sambrook, a professor of journalism at Cardiff University told Journalism.co.uk. “But there is a market now for people able to code and understand core principles of journalism as well.”

And for those with an entrepreneurial edge, gaining such skills can support their quest to explore new ideas or ventures, he added, as “the industry is wide open to that at the moment”.

Cardiff’s course will begin by covering the foundation skills of both journalism and coding, exposing students to the basics of computing languages like Python and web app development.

For more information on the  new Masters program visit Cardiff.ac.uk.

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MediaStorm Mini-Lesson #003: Settings & Formats for Perfect Audio

In our third audio mini-lesson for the month of April learn audio formats and settings that will keep your editor happy  from MediaStorm’s executive producer Brian Storm and producer Tim McLaughlin‘s 101: Reporting Track.

A new lesson will be posted next Monday, April 28st. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be first in line to see it.

Can’t wait? Access our full training video catalogue with an all access subscription.

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UnionDocs Kicks Off Documentary Fundamentals Workshop Series

Still image from Cutie and the Boxer

Beginning Sunday, April 27th, 2014, UnionDocs will present a nuts-and-bolts professional development series designed for the beginning or intermediate documentary filmmaker. Documentary Fundamentals @ UnionDocs is a six-week course culminating in a certificate of completion. Registrants can also attend individual sessions. Series passes are available now in limited supply at the discounted price of $125 on UnionDocs.org.

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Join Brian Storm at Imprimatur: Unbinding the Book

Imprimatur, a joint effort between indie publishing platform Blurb and the visual arts studio Jotta, is a new global book arts project. Artists and designers are challenged to redefine the concept of what a book can be by creating original books and installations that push the boundaries of how books are experienced. Blurb will be hosting a launch event for the project in New York City on Monday, April 21st, 2014.

Event Details

The New York event will provide an evening of talks celebrating books, book-making, and illustrated storytelling alongside a set of inspirational installations and film. The evening’s speakers will include:

  • Yolanda Cuomo, book designer extraordinaire and founder of Yolanda Cuomo Design
  • Brian Dettmer, renowned artist specializing in detailed and innovative sculptures with books and other forms of pre-existing media
  • Sto Len, a painter, sculptor, and sound and performance artist based in NY and part of Booklyn
  • Brian Storm, founder and executive producer of MediaStorm

How to Attend

  • When: April 21, 2014, 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Where: Glass Houses, 545 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001
  • RSVP to secure your spot now.

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