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Subscription Access to MediaStorm’s Publication Now Available

We believe that quality storytelling can change the way you see the world. That’s why we help the world’s finest filmmakers and photographers tell stories that matter with the depth they deserve. These stories make up the MediaStorm’s Publication – a destination for long-form video journalism and cutting-edge film.

Today, we are proud to announce the MediaStorm community can now “sub to the pub” with an annual subscription that gives you full-access to all the stories in our Publication, for just $23.95.

Why subscribe to MediaStorm’s Publication? Because you believe in quality storytelling. Because you believe that the really special stories are developed over months and years, not moments. And perhaps most importantly, because you support independent storytellers.

Your subscription to MediaStorm’s Publication is a vote of confidence that voice and meaning needs to be given to the most pressing issues of our time and that the creatives on the frontlines of this work deserve to be compensated. For less than $2 per month you can help us share more stories and tell them better. Join us.

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Rest in Peace, Benny

Benny Villanova, the subject of our workshop story The American-Made Benny, passed away on Sunday, October 26th, 2014. He was 65.

A resident of Woodhaven, Queens, he was born in Sicily and immigrated to this country as young boy.

He began working at the New York Sanitation Department in 1979 and later worked out of his garage, selling discarded goods as a self-styled “garbologist.”

Benny was a Vietnam veteran, a husband, a father, and a grandfather.

Benny was a complicated man and we at MediaStorm hope that he has found peace.

We share our condolences with the Villanova family.

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Eric’s Travel Bag for Presentations

Last week, I traveled to Norway to discuss the MediaStorm workflow and methodology. Here’s what I brought:


Tom Bihn Brain Bag

Tom Bihn Brain Bag – A really large and comfortable backpack with two main compartments and lots of outside room. I love this bag and can’t say enough good things about it.

Vertical Freudian Slip – This is an insert for the Tom Bihn bag that has 12 pockets and compartments. Great for cables.

Cargo Works 11″ MacBook Air + iPad Sleeve – A small pouch that snugly holds my Air and iPad inside the Tom Bihn and keeps them from rattling around.


11’’ MacBook Air – My Air is the second generation so it lacks USB 3 and thunderbolt connectivity. Still, the size is perfect for traveling.

iPad Air – I don’t really need to bring an iPad, but what the hell, the screen is great for watching movies on the plane or in the hotel.

G-Technology Portable Drive – I feel safer traveling with a backup of my Keynote presentations and G-Tech makes durable, reliable drives.

mophine Juice Pack Powerstation Duo External Battery – External battery power to recharge an iPhone or iPad up to four times. Read More »

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MediaStorm Guide to Automatic File Renaming with Mac Yosemite (10.10)

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.

The new free release of the Mac operating system, Yosemite (10.10) offers an easy way to automate file renaming straight from the Finder.

Previously, you needed to write an Automator script or purchase an additional application.

To begin, simply right-click the Finder files you’d like to rename and then select Rename [x] Items… from the contextual menu. X represents the number of files you have selected.

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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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