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MediaStorm Guide to Adding Quick Audio Dissolves in Premiere Pro 2014

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.

Note: This tip only works on the most recent update to Premiere Pro 2014.

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Now Hiring at MediaStorm: Motion Design Intern

We are looking for a highly motivated motion designer to collaborate with our motion graphics and design team on projects for MediaStorm’s clients, workshops and publication. The ideal candidate will be able to assist in conceptualizing and executing stand-alone motion graphics, as well as graphics packages that integrate into multimedia projects.

An overview of motion design in past projects. See the project at http://mediastorm.com/clients/2013-motion-design-reel


The ideal internship start is April 2015, but we are flexible on the exact start date. The Motion Design Intern will assist in creating animation assets, design and animate motion graphics as well as work with lead designers and producers to create production timelines. While this position is an internship it is our goal to add a full time staff position to the motion graphics team in 2015.

Applications are due February 2nd, 2015.


The Motion Graphics Design Intern should have:

  • Advanced Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator skills
  • Strong typography skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently
  • Working knowledge of Premiere Pro and Cinema 4D a huge plus

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted through our online application form. Applicants should be prepared to supply:

  • Links to pieces produced/collaborated on (please indicate role in each)
  • Available start/end dates
  • Hours/week available

Visit our Careers page for more information.

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‘Hungry Horse’ Is an Offical Selection of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

We are pleased to announce that Hungry Horse: Legends of the Everyday has been chosen as an official selection of the 2015 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. The film series and photography project, created by internationally acclaimed photographer Pieter ten Hoopen in collaboration with MediaStorm, is based on over ten years of work in and around the small Montana town of Hungry Horse, and was made possible in part by the MediaStorm community’s amazing show of support on Kickstarter.

Hungry Horse will screen as a part of Big Sky’s official lineup on February 6th – 16th, 2015 in Missoula, Montana. Visit BigSkyFilmFest.org for more information.


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Worth Watching #169: My Mum is an Airplane

A joyful story about a boy and his mum, driven by a wonderful musical score, whimsical animation and few words. A children’s book in short film form. Thanks to Mika Chance for sharing the link. – Ligaiya Romero

My Mum is an Airplane ENGLISH VERS from Yulya Aronova on Vimeo.

See what else we think is Worth Watching.

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MediaStorm Year in Review

MediaStorm staff left to right – Brian (executive producer), Shameel (developer), Tim (interactive design), Joe (motion graphics), Samia (partnership development), David (interactive design), Cortney (operations and social media), Eric (producer), Ligaiya (producer), Tim (producer), Andrew (director of photography)

2014 has been a year full of milestones that strengthened our commitment to telling stories that matter with the depth they deserve.




Hungry Horse transported us to Montana where we captured a small town’s tenacious spirit.




For The Long Night, Tim Matsui took to the streets of Seattle to chronicle the bravery of young girls’ battling the grips of sexual exploitation.




As always, we had the opportunity to work with amazing collaborators:

The incomparable Soledad O’Brien shared stories of service, sacrifice and renewal that took us all the way to primetime CNN.



The International Center of Photography went behind the lens to reveal what drives some of the most talented photographers of our time.



Shiho Fukada and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting gave voice to the plight of Japanese workers.



Renowned photographer Rick Smolan reflected on the transformative journey that jumpstarted his career and turned into a Hollywood movie.



GAIA showed us compassion and community can revolutionize healthcare in Malawi.




Neighborhood Centers taught us all the value of work.




USAID’s Food For Peace program harnessed innovation to continue its long legacy of feeding the world’s hungry.




Our band of Storytelling Workshop participants invaded the boardwalk of Coney Island.



None of this would be possible without the support of our community. To you, we wish a wonderful new year brimming with good stories.

-Team MediaStorm


Upcoming MediaStorm Workshops

MediaStorm provides intensive, hands-on educational experiences through our One-day, Methodology, Storytelling and Traveling Workshops. In 2015, we are offering the following courses:

February 7

One-day Workshop

March 7

One-day Workshop

April 11

One-day Workshop

May 23-29

Storytelling Workshop

June 22-26

Methodology Workshop

July 11-17

Storytelling Workshop

September 19

One-day Workshop

October 17

One-day Workshop

November 21

One-day Workshop

December 7-11

Methodology Workshop


Don’t miss a thing.

2015 is already showing itself to be an amazing year. Follow us wherever you are online for the latest stories and developments in online video plus tools and techniques to take your storytelling to the next level.

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