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MediaStorm at Next Level NYC

We’re so excited to join our friends and artists at Next Level NYC!

Join Samia Khan, Director of Partnerships at MediaStorm, at Next Level NYC on May 22 at 4:30 in New York, at 718 Broadway.

Samia will be screening films MediaStorm has produced in collaboration with Harbers Studio for ICP, showcasing the artists who develop narratives that change perceptions. Here’s a description of her talk:

We live in a world saturated with images, yet too many of our stories go unnoticed. Now more than ever, the world needs to hear from artists: what motivates us, what stories we choose to tell, and how we choose to tell them. Samia Khan, Director of Partnerships at MediaStorm, will screen films she’s co-created with artists from diverse backgrounds to demonstrate the power of storytelling.

Hope to see you there!

More about Next Level:

Next Level NYC evolves its cooperative approach to designer-led exhibition through an expanded roster and daily programming rooted in community.

Launched in 2018 as an ephemeral design gallery, Next Level challenges traditional profit-led trade show formats and conventional gallery curation, blurring the line between art and design. Instead, it operates as a benevolent ecosystem in which over 40 premier independent designers and artists collectively display their work, showcasing community’s role in creation and acknowledging their connection to each other and to the larger world.

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2019 ICP Infinity Award Films by MediaStorm


It’s that time of year again and we are so excited to share, in partnership with the ICP and Harbers Studio, this year’s Infinity Award series. This year’s winners are: Lifetime Achievement: Rosalind Fox Solomon; Critical Writing and Research: Zadie Smith, “Deana Lawson’s Kingdom of Restored Glory” for the New Yorker; excerpted from Deana Lawson: an Aperture Monograph (September 2018); Art: Dawoud Bey; Emerging Photographer: Jess T. Dugan; and Special Presentation: Shahidul Alam.

Each year, the ICP recognizes these outstanding artists at a fundraiser that supports a full range of programs, including exhibitions, collections, community outreach, scholarships, and the ICP School.

MediaStorm’s films have been highlighted as the signature moment of the event. Since the first presentation of the films at the 2013 gala, ICP has skyrocketed its fundraising goals and achievements. MediaStorm is humbled to have played a role in catalyzing that effort. Our work with ICP and Harbers Studios affirms that storytelling moves people to action.

For MediaStorm, creating these films pays homage to our roots in photography and our aspiration for the field, that it continue being a force for change.

Congratulations to all the winners, you inspire us to keep using storytelling to provoke conversation and reflect the world as we see it.

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We’re Hiring: Editor/Producer and Social Media/Ops Manager

MediaStorm is hiring! We’re looking for fierce, talented, and eager people to join our bi-coastal team. We’re seeking an Editor/Producer and Social Media and Operations Manager. Deadline to apply is May 20.

For the past fourteen years, MediaStorm has worked with filmmakers, interactive designers, technologists. and a diverse range of clients to create short films with big impact. We are leaders in the field of interactive design and storytelling, and our success is all about our community. We are driven by a desire to create the best stories and to work with partners who share our values. Whether it’s in our client work or our collaborations with other artists, we dedicate ourselves fully to the art of the story.  

Our filmmaking and editing curriculum, which we developed based on our own process, is now used at dozens of universities. Our goal is to continue to develop curriculum that advances our knowledge — and our new producer/editor will be integral to that process.

If this sounds like a challenge you’re up to, we encourage you to apply. MediaStorm is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace. We welcome applications from all.  


MediaStorm is looking for a passionate and motivated Editor & Producer to create compelling films for our publication, workshops and clients.

The ideal candidate will have experience in editing and producing visually sophisticated films. Strong narrative storytelling skills as well as technical proficiency with editing software is required.

This position is based in Los Gatos, CA and will work directly with MediaStorm founder & Executive producer Brian Storm.


Editor & Producer will:

  • Edit visually sophisticated films
  • Transcribe interviews and write scripts
  • Collaborate with other photographers, filmmakers, audio reporters and musicians
  • Participate in client meetings and fulfill our client’s production needs
  • Write blog posts about the craft of filmmaking
  • Give presentations and instruction at MediaStorm Workshops
  • Conceive innovative storytelling approaches to further MediaStorm’s storytelling mission


The successful applicant will have:

  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse team
  • Ability to self-manage and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to work virtually and to travel as necessary
  • Knowledge of Premiere & Final Cut
  • Color correction skills a plus
  • Ability to run camera on interviews a plus
  • Ability to also act as lead cinematographer in limited scenarios a big plus



MediaStorm is looking for an organized and motivated Operations & Social Media Manager to oversee communications and keep productions running smoothly. The ideal candidate will be an adept communicator, have experience with documentary films, and be eager and interested in taking ownership of projects and supporting a growing production studio.

This position is based in Los Gatos, CA and will work directly with MediaStorm founder & Executive producer Brian Storm.


The Operations & Social Media Manager will:

  • Maintain and update website and digital channel content and other written communications
  • Manage and advance the MediaStorm blog
  • Strategically expand social media presence, evaluate new platforms and optimize content for different audiences online
  • Coordinate rollout and digital outreach campaigns for film/product launches and distribution in collaboration with production and web development teams
  • Organize and maintain digital assets archive
  • Troubleshoot and respond to customer service inquiries
  • Oversee award and festival submissions as well as company’s operational and customer service needs
  • Participate and contribute to strategic planning meetings
  • Provide support to production and business staff on projects as needed


A successful applicant will have:

  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Fast data entry skills
  • Familiarity with the social media landscape
  • Ability to manage and organize human and digital resources
  • Ability to multi-task and pay attention to detail

Familiarity with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro, HTML, and basic photo and multimedia editing skills are desired are a plus.

Apply Now

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Join us for a talk on Intersectional Feminism

Join Samia Khan, Director of Partnership Development at MediaStorm, for a conversation on intersectional feminism on International Women’s Day this Friday March 8 in NYC. This event features leaders from various industries talking about intersectional feminism and why we need this to integrate this lens to all of our work. The other incredible panelists include Erica Rose, Guru Jagat, Dr. Victoria Moran, Genevieve Roth, Mariam Al Qassimi and Latham Thomas.

The Deets:

Friday, March 8, 2019

7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Located at RA MA Institute New York

125 Stanton Street NY, NY, 10002  

And live on RAMA-TV.com 

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Methodology Workshop Dates: March 26-29

2019 marks our twelfth year of training at MediaStorm. Each year our masterclasses attract leading industry professionals looking to advance their multimedia and storytelling skills. Over 250 participants have come through our doors and we continue to be humbled by how much they take away from the experience.

Elliot Blumberg, a journalist and documentary storytellers, described our Methodology Workshop as an “awakening in how to approach documentary storytelling”.

The December 2018 Methodology Workshop Crew in DUMBO, Brooklyn 

In 2019 we’ll be offering three Methodology masterclasses as well as a One-Day Masterclass in Brooklyn, NY. Please note our new dates as we have added a Methodology Workshop to our schedule in March. We are looking forward to another exciting, innovative and challenging year. We hope you’ll be able to join us.

MediaStorm Masterclass Dates 2019

March 26-29 Methodology Masterclass
May 25 One-day Masterclass
June 18-21 Methodology Masterclass
Dec. 17-20 Methodology Masterclass

All classes will take place in Brooklyn, at POV Headquarters at 20 Jay St.

Applications are now open. Apply by February 15 for the next Methodology Workshop.

About Our Masterclasses

MediaStorm offers an array of in-person masterclasses and online training opportunities to meet your learning needs.

MediaStorm One-day Masterclass
One-day overview session focused on the art of digital storytelling.

MediaStorm Methodology Masterclass
This masterclass is tailored to professionals who want to integrate MediaStorm methods into their curriculum or approach to storytelling.

Online Training
If you’re not able to join us in Brooklyn this year, 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 masterclasses!

Application deadlines are approaching. Apply now.

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

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