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Author Archives: Eric Maierson

MediaStorm Guide to Google Docs Add-ons


At MediaStom, we edit all of our transcripts in Google Docs. It’s a great tool for real-time collaboration. When two people work on the same document, I can actually see my colleague’s edits as they happen. Recently, Google introduced a new feature, Add-ons. Think of them as extensions for Google Docs that work across all [...]

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User Questions on the MediaStorm Post-Production Workflow


Marius asks: I’ve previously bought your complete workflow and recently the Field Guide (so much good information guys!!). But I have a question. In the folder structure section you usually create an Z_Version folder and Z_Transcription. What do you put in these folders and why is it a Z? Let me begin by explaining the purpose of [...]

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Four Lessons in Filmmaking


I’m currently wrapping up editing on a new short film. Here are four lessons I’ve learned over the years from making movies. Crew Work with the best people you can afford. And if you can’t afford a great Director of Photography, call in favors and plan to trade services in return. You’ll have to work [...]

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Embracing The Gap


I bought my first copy of Adobe After Effects in 1999. I’ve also upgraded to versions 7, CS4, CS5, and CS6. I’ve spent dozens of hours watching all kinds of tutorials on lynda.com, tutsplus, and elsewhere. So how come after all these years, when it comes to motion graphics, I’m still such a novice? I [...]

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Reader Feedback: MediaStorm Guide to Downloading from YouTube and Vimeo


I received some important feedback regarding my post from several weeks ago, MediaStorm Guide to Downloading from YouTube and Vimeo. “JY” writes, “KeepVid actually doesn’t work great on Mavericks because it has Java disabled/uninstalled.” This is true. Because Java has been used to launch attacks on Macs in the past, Apple decide to not pre-install it [...]

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