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Now Playing: The Distance Between Us, a new feature length documentary by MediaStorm

In 2010, inspired by photojournalist Chris Capozziello’s powerful photographs of his sibling, MediaStorm started covering Chris and his twin brother Nick’s life and relationship, during a particularly challenging time in their lives. Seven years years later, we are excited to finally share this special film of sibling bonding with all of you.

Nick has cerebral palsy. He is an adult, living with his parents, who is often treated as a child but physically feels like an old man. His brother Chris has spent his whole life dealing with the reality of having a twin brother that struggles through life in ways he does not. To help him work through this chronic guilt, Chris, who is a professional photojournalist, has been photographing and documenting Nick’s life for nearly two decades. Now, at age 35, Nick finally has the opportunity to take his first steps towards independence, a change that is both desired and scary to all members of the family, and which they will each deal with in their own way.

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2018 MediaStorm Master Class Dates in Brooklyn, NY & Stanford, CA Announced

 MediaStorm Methodology Workshop Staff & Participants

2018 marks our 11th year of training at MediaStorm. Each year our courses attract leading industry professionals looking to advance their storytelling skills. Over 200 participants have come through our professional workshops and we continue to be humbled by how much they take away from the experience.

Documentary filmmaker Mariana Keller said, “Attending the Methodology workshop was an incredibly catalytic experience. My biggest takeaway was demystifying MediaStorm’s entire production and brand positioning process. These guys are not wizards. They are regular people with insane talent and an unspeakable drive.”

In 2018 we’ll be offering two Methodology as well as five One-Day master classes. We hope you’ll be able to join us.

2018 MediaStorm Master Class Dates

Stanford, CA: Feb 9, 2018   One day master class 
Brooklyn, NY: April 7, 2018   One day master class
Brooklyn, NY: May 26, 2018   One day master class 
Brooklyn, NY: Aug 13-17, 2018   Five day Methodology master class
Brooklyn, NY: Oct 20, 2018   One day master class
Brooklyn, NY: Nov 10, 2018   One day master class
Brooklyn, NY: Dec. 17-21, 2018   Five day Methodology master class


Applications are now open. Apply now.

Online Training

If you’re not able to join us in person, consider signing up for a one-year subscription to our Online Training. Pay just one fee for more than six hours of video tutorials with MediaStorm staff on reporting and post-production.

We hope you can join us for another great year of workshops in 2018!

Learn more about our upcoming workshops at mediastorm.com/train.

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MediaStorm invites you to the New York premiere of The Distance Between Us

We are hosting an exclusive Brooklyn screening of our new feature length doc The Distance Between Us on Thursday, October 19th, followed by a discussion with the MediaStorm team, and would like to invite you to join us! We only have a few seats left, so RSVP as soon as possible.



Screening, followed by a discussion with Chris Capozziello and MediaStorm team

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

6:45 p.m.

IFP Media Center

30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY




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Patrick Wellever joins MediaStorm as a Full Stack Developer

We are thrilled to welcome Patrick Wellever, our new Full Stack Developer, to the MediaStorm family.

During the past decade, Patrick has worked in various roles at the intersection of journalism and technology. Before joining MediaStorm, he was a digital producer at National Geographic, where he worked on a major digital overhaul of the Out of Eden Walk project — a decade-long storytelling odyssey tracing the pathways of ancient human migration out of Africa and across the globe.

Prior to that, he spent four years with the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, where he organized training opportunities in digital media production and web technologies for visiting fellows, in addition to overseeing the program’s web presence and internal technology needs. Patrick’s background also includes stints at a daily newspaper in Michigan and a small software company offering a hosted publishing platform and other services for news media outlets.

After starting his career in photojournalism, Patrick has steadily shifted his focus toward harnessing technology in the service of impactful storytelling. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, Natsumi.

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The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund presents its 38th annual grants

MediaStorm is proud to be a supporter of W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund and its annual grants in humanistic photography.

Join us at their 38th annual ceremony, on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:15 p.m.) at The School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theatre, 333 West 23rd St. (between 8th and 9th Ave.), New York, NY 10011

Admission is free, first come, first served, but seating is limited. You can RSVP here

The program includes presentations of photo essays by this year’s grant and fellowship recipients, plus finalists, including:

The 2017 W. Eugene Smith Grant of $35,000

The 2017 jurors’ discretionary Smith Fellowship(s) of $5,000

The 2017 Howard Chapnick Grant of $5,000

There will be a keynote presentation by Lynsey Addario, photojournalist awarded the Pulitzer Prize as part of the New York Times team for International Reporting, and recipient of a MacArthur fellowship and author of “It’s What I do”.

There will be a reception to follow.

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Grant, selected from over 300 worldwide submissions, is presented annually to photographers whose work carries forward the tradition practiced by Eugene Smith during his 45-year photojournalism career. The grant enables recipients to undertake and complete worthy photojournalistic projects.

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund is supported by generous contributions from The Incite Project, Herb Ritts Foundation, Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation and Canon USA.

Additional support is provided by Aperture, Brilliant Graphics, Center for Creative Photography (CCP), the International Center of Photography (ICP), MediaStorm, Photo District News (PDN),  the School of Visual Arts BFA Photography, MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department, and Synergy Communications Inc.

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