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Author Archives: Eric Maierson

A Decade of Learning – 10 Years at MediaStorm

Today I celebrate my 10 year anniversary at MediaStorm; ten years of working with some of the finest people in the industry. To commemorate, here’s a list of ten things I’ve learned and relearned during the last decade. The only way to make a great film is to obsessively care about every single detail from [...]

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MediaStorm Guide to Using the MediaStorm Asset Parser


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. Knowing exactly what images and videos are used in the production [...]

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MediaStorm Guide to Quickly Deleting Through Edits in Premiere Pro

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As I explained in an earlier post, a through edit is a marker that indicates where you’ve sliced an asset but no frames have actually been omitted. To turn on this functionality, from the Sequence menu select Show Through Edits. Now, when you make a cut (Command-Shift-K), you’ll see the through edit icon. Adobe has [...]

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Eight Things I (Re)Learned Editing Travel Anonymous


Sometimes having no limitations is the hardest obstruction. * To paraphrase the late novelist E.L. Doctorow., “[Making a movie] is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights but you can make the whole trip that way.” * In other words, the only way out is through. [...]

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Travel Anonymous: Lessons Learned, Again


I’m a big proponent of working within a set of limitations. I’ve purposefully done this numerous times both at MediaStorm and in my own work: from setting out to make a film that’s exactly one-minute long to creating a fictional movie with the attributes of a documentary. Setting yourself up against restrictions can be a [...]

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