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Frederic Menou

MMW 12: Mar 2012

Frederic Menou was born in France and moved to the US when he was 19. He is an award-winning and Emmy-nominated cinematographer with 15 years of experience. His clients include National Geographic, PBS, BBC, CBS, NBC, France 2 and many others. He is passionate about storytelling and social justice.

Frederic participated in the March 2012 MediaStorm Storytelling Workshop. He had the following to say about his experience:

How often do you get to learn directly from people whose work you admire? How often do you get to work side by side with some of the best in their field? The MediaStorm multimedia workshop gave me those opportunities.

On the first day, Brian and then Rick gave us an intense full day lecture on the interview, video, photo and audio techniques necessary to make a good multimedia piece. The following days we went out in the field and did our best to mix our own style of storytelling with what we had learned on that first day. It was challenging, it opened new horizons. The last few days we spent in the editing room watching and learning from the maestro Eric Maierson.

More than anything else the workshop reminded me that good team work is priceless. Each participant had different skills and when brought together under the leadership of the MediaStorm players, the result was exhilarating. Watching our project on the final night, the quote;"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts," kept ringing in my ears.

I would definitely recommend the workshop to anybody who wants to perfect their multimedia skills.

Remember These Days by Frederic Menou, Galen Clarke and Marian Liu

For Walter Backerman, seltzer is more than a drink. It’s the embodiment of his family. As a third generation seltzer man, he follows the same route as his grandfather. But after 90 years of business, Walter may be the last seltzer man.