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MediaStorm Workshops: Stanford and Berkeley

Bay Area friends! MediaStorm is coming to you for one-day workshops at Stanford University and UC Berkeley. 

Brian will be at Stanford on February 7 and Berkeley on March 27. Register here

The MediaStorm One Day Master Class provides an overview of documentary video and multimedia storytelling approaches. Brian will walk you through specific examples of our work, share his business experience, and teach you proven tips to improve your interviewing, shooting and editing techniques.

The One Day Master Class is designed for anyone interested in learning about the ins and outs of producing and distributing documentary video and multimedia content.

If California is not in the stars this year, you’ll have an opportunity to catch him in Houston this summer June 1. More info here

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2020 CatchLight Visual Leadership Fellowship

CatchLight is now accepting applications for the 2020 CatchLight Visual Leadership Fellowship. Now in its fourth year, CatchLight continues to search for innovative visual storytellers and leaders committed to advancing and growing the field of visual storytelling. The grant applications are due before midnight PST on February 4, 2020.

Image by 2019 Fellow Tasneem Alsultan

Last year CatchLight supported a large-scale peace-building VR project led by Sparsh Ahuja, Alexandra Bell’s exploration of what a solutions journalism framework could look like in a futuristic newspaper, Tasneem Alsultan’s collaborative storytelling approach to connect women and their stories throughout Saudi Arabia and Pierre Terdjiman’s innovative education and engagement model.  

The CatchLight Visual Leadership Fellowship Applications can be submitted here. The selected Fellows will receive $30,000 and winners will be announced in April 2020. Fellowship jury to be announced soon.

More information and the full press release can be found here

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MediaStorm Master Class Coming to DC!

Hey D.C. folks! Coming to the National Geographic Storytelling Summit? We’ll be there too and we’re going host a Master Class while we’re at it.

Catch Brian Storm in Washington D.C. for a One-Day Master Class on January 14th.

The workshop runs from 10am to 6pm and will take place at:

Auditorium
500 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20006

Register here.

The MediaStorm One Day Master Class provides an overview of documentary video and multimedia storytelling approaches. Brian will walk you through specific examples of our work, share his business experience, and teach you proven tips to improve your interviewing, shooting and editing techniques.

The One Day Master Class is designed for anyone interested in learning about the ins and outs of producing and distributing documentary video and multimedia content.

Register here

Can’t make it to DC? Catch us here:

  • Stanford, CA: February 7, 2020 *Apply by January 10, 2020
  • Berkeley, CA: March 27, 2020 *Apply by March 2, 2020
  • Houston, TX: June 1, 2020 *Apply by May 4, 2020

To apply and learn more, click here

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Reel Impact Festival: December 5

The 4th annual Reel Impact Festival (RIF) celebrates how social impact companies and non-profit organizations use storytelling to share and grow their impact. Join the vibrant impact community on Dec 5 at the Impact Hub in Oakland to connect with entrepreneurs, change-makers and media professionals around the power of film and story.  

New for 2019, RIF will be preceded by the Reel Impact Workshops. Through hands-on training, Bay Area experts in media and communications will help participants identify their organization’s message, understand how to create clear, compelling video content, and develop their marketing strategy. The workshops will be followed by the Reel Impact Festival, an evening of curated video reels, inspiration and networking with local change-makers. Tickets at bit.ly/2019RIF. Use promo code SOCENT for a workshop discount!

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Catchlight: Democracy in Focus

Join CatchLight next Friday, November 1st for a reception celebrating the launch of its Democracy in Focus print sale. Hear from artist Alexandra Bell, organizer Aimee Allison, and collector Wayee Chuto, and discover how they consider aspects of democracy— like justice, freedom, legitimacy, and power—through photography.

The reception will be held from 6-8pm, at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, at 1150 25th St., San Francisco.

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