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Author Archives: Tim McLaughlin

‘She Looks Back’ Subjects Tina & Rose Safe After Liberia’s Ebola Outbreak

In 2012, Rick Gershon and I traveled to Liberia to document a girls’ education program funded by the American Institutes for Research (A.I.R.). We spent a week following two amazing young women, Rose Kollie and Tina Tyron, both of whom were beneficiaries of A.I.R’s program in the Gokai and Golai school systems. The Ebola outbreak […]

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MediaStorm Guide to Organizing Assets with Color Labels

This article is part of a new series of posts with tips and tricks from our producers’ experience working with Adobe Production Pro after years of working in Final Cut Pro. To read more about why we made the switch, check out this post. Today’s post was written by MediaStorm producer Tim McLaughlin. At MediaStorm, […]

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Standard Three-Camera Interview Setup

MediaStorm’s standard interview setup is meant to provide a clean, focused environment for the viewer. It can be used both in a studio or in the field. We typically use at least two cameras, usually three, both for visual variety and for editing on-camera sequences. This is by no means the only way to conduct […]

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‘Surviving the Peace: Angola’ Launch, A Great Event for a Worthy Cause

The Mines Advisory Group launched a major fundraising initiative, Angola100K, last Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Goethe-Institut in Washington, D.C. The initiative uses MAG and MediaStorm’s latest collaboration, Surviving the Peace: Angola, as a centerpiece to raise $100,000 for landmine education in Angola. As the editor and producer of the piece, I was honored to […]

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Adobe Premiere, It’s Damn Good

Editor’s note: After seven years working with Apple’s Final Cut Pro, we have decided to begin using the Adobe Production Suite. We were early adopters of FCP 7 and considered making the switch to FCP X. In the end, we felt more comfortable with Adobe’s product than Apple’s FCP X. We know that many people […]

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