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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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MediaStorm Guide to Downloading from YouTube and Vimeo


Last week I started a project that incorporates previously produced material. The client stores this footage on YouTube and Vimeo. Once I’ve selected the clips I’d like to use, they will send me the Final Cut Projects and raw assets so I can use their material accordingly. But it takes time to procure these files [...]

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Software Inventory 2014


I thought the start of the new year would be a good time to review the software I use most frequently at MediaStorm. The Essentials Adobe Premiere Pro CC (starting at $19.99 a month) – Back in October of 2012 MediaStorm announced our decision to use Premiere Pro, not FCP X. With the advent of CC, [...]

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OS X Mavericks Brings the MediaStorm Field Guide to Your Desktop


One of the most common questions we get at MediaStorm is, “how can I read your Field Guide if I don’t have an iPad!?!” Thanks to the good folks at Apple, we finally have an alternative for tablet-less storytellers. The MediaStorm Field Guide joins 1.8 million book titles that are now available on your desktop [...]

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Meet Me in the Swamp: Structure, Motivation and Vulnerability in the Classroom

Beatriz Wallace

Today’s guest post is from Beatriz Wallace, Visiting Professor of Journalism and Multimedia Arts at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on her experience blending online tools like MediaStorm’s Online Training into her curriculum. Beatriz Wallace is from New Orleans, Louisiana. She has an undergraduate degree in English from Amherst College and a master’s degree in [...]

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