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Internships, Sales, Development & Storytelling job openings at MediaStorm

MediaStorm is looking for fierce, talented, and eager people to join our team in Los Gatos, CA. We are seeking Interns, a Sales Representative and a Full Stack Developer for the MediaStorm Platform. An Editor and a Cinematographer to work on client, workshop and publication projects. An Operations and Social Media Manager. We are also offering internships in early 2022.

Application deadline is December 17, 2021.
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2022 MediaStorm Master Classes Announced

Rosalind Fox Solomon

In these challenging and uncertain times, MediaStorm is committed to continuing our educational efforts in a safe and responsible manner. For the foreseeable future, we will be holding all master classes via Zoom video conference.

We are excited to announce dates for the first half of 2022 and are offering 50% off the following upcoming courses via video conference:

Methodology Master Class:

• December 14-17, 2021 *Apply Now
• August 9-12, 2022 *Apply by June 30, 2022

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One Day Master Class:

• Sunday, April 24, 2022
• Saturday, May 7, 2022
• Saturday, June 25, 2022

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Here’s what people say about our master classes:

“MediaStorm’s class broke down storytelling theory in a way that challenged me to think about my past projects and better prepared me for those that I am currently working on. Brian is a charismatic instructor who loves sharing the knowledge he has gathered with anyone willing to learn. His anecdotes and projects serve as his syllabus and he teaches with an authenticity that cannot be faked.”   McArdle Hankin, Co-Founder Back Pocket

“As a longtime reporter and editor looking to start a new media venture, I found Brian’s one-day master class both practical and inspirational. In an age of click-bait “journalism,” Brian’s unwavering commitment to quality storytelling resonated with me deeply, and has motivated me to keep pursuing my entrepreneurial journey.” Julie Makinen, JSK Stanford Fellow

“My week at the Methodology Workshop with Brian Storm and his team has been life changing. All of my questions about MediaStorm’s quality documentary filmmaking were answered as we went deeper than I expected into the storytelling secrets that make them who they are. Now the blanks are filled in, and I’m looking forward to increasing the quality of my own multimedia projects with renewed passion. Clearly compassion rules the way MediaStorm tells people’s stories, but they also make sure to get the stories in front of people who can benefit from them the most. Thank you Brian and all the team at MediaStorm for your inspiring generosity. I will make it count.” Carla Adelmann

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Join Storyhunter and Make Amazing Videos. Again and Again.

Storyhunter is a global marketplace of freelancers and leading video production companies who empower brands to create original content with efficiency, scale and speed.

The platform offers everything you need to find, hire, and pay professional freelance creators and video production teams all over the world. Their freelancer management system also allows you to quickly onboard, manage, and pay your  own workforce.

  • 190+ countries
  • 34k freelancers
  • 50+ creative services

Storyhunter’s clients include brands, media companies, creative agencies, full service production companies and NGOs. Check out how these companies are using Storyhunter to produce massive amounts of content all over the world.

Instagram 

The social media giant, whose own Instagram account has the most followers on its platform (435 million), uses Storyhunter to find crews and pay creative talent. The talent produces content for @creators and @instagram. 

 

 

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Airbnb

The vacation rental company needed a way to tell its uniquely local and far flung stories, especially with the launch of Airbnb Experiences. The company’s San Francisco-based media production teams used Storyhunter to quickly find, hire, and pay crews from Asia to Europe to Latin America.

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Starbucks

Starbucks wanted to experiment with new brand concepts. They used Storyhunter to hire vetted talent in remote locations and scale video production while maintaining a stylistic consistency. Eventually, both internal and external communication teams were using the platform for content services that included social-frst video, writing and photography. 

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Ready to join the world’s leading brands to make amazing content? Get started on Storyhunter today.

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Upcoming MediaStorm Platform Presentations

MediaStorm founder Brian Storm will be giving several presentations about the MediaStorm Platform.

October 15, 2021: College Media Association – Storytelling with the MediaStorm Platform

VII Insider

MediaStorm recently launched a powerful toolset for packaging video and interactive experiences. It includes a unique player with a robust back end for managing various storytelling approaches including slideshows, playlists, timelines, maps and podcasts. The toolset creates a framework for asking the important question, what is the best way to tell this story? In this session, founder Brian Storm will dive a demonstration of what this toolkit is a perfect fit for multimedia capstone classes.

October 28, 2021: VII Insider: Brian Storm – A Guide to Online Storytelling

VII Insider

Digital technology and the rise of the internet has transformed the way visual stories can be told. In this presentation MediaStorm founder Brian Storm will discuss the need to embrace new modes of storytelling and how to package video and interactive experiences online. Storm will showcase the MediaStorm Platform, a tool that enables storytellers to create and publish sophisticated digital packages using video, images, audio, maps, timelines, and slideshows. He will detail his strategy for how creators and  publishers can take back control of their audience relationship and create a sustainable publishing strategy by leveraging the power of interactive storytelling.

November 9, 2021: Kalish 2021 Fall Webinar Series

Kalish

To help support visual storytellers, the advisory board and faculty have put together a free webinar series open to 100 attendees per session via registration. The conversations that will take place during these sessions are just the beginning of what we are planning for the in-person June 2022 workshop. We hope you join us, and feel heard, supported, and ready to grow.

 

Upcoming MediaStorm Master Classes

MediaStorm Workshop

MediaStorm provides intensive, master class educational experiences through our One Day and Methodology master classes. We are offering 50% off the following upcoming courses via video conference:

Nov. 13, 2021 One day Master Class

Dec. 14-17, 2021

Methodology Master Class

 

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How Pictures of the Year and College Photographer of the Year elevated their presentation using the MediaStorm Platform

I have a long history with the Pictures of the Year and College Photographer of the Year contests. 

They have been guiding pillars throughout my 27-year career as they set the standard for quality visual storytelling. I took a walk down memory lane and put together the back story.

It is fitting—as MediaStorm enters our next chapter, with the MediaStorm Platform as a central element of our strategy—that these two contests are some of our first public implementations of this powerful new toolset.

I sat down with the directors of each contest, CPOY’s Jackie Bell and POY’s Lynden Steele, to discuss how the MediaStorm Platform supports their vision for the future.

Challenges

POY & CPOY were running custom, hand-built sites that were maintained by student volunteers. Of course, those students eventually graduate and the custom code that required unique knowledge to maintain was hard to transfer from one semester to the next.

Both POY and CPOY wanted to:

  • Find an easy to use and modern toolset to present the best photography in the world.
  • Solve inefficiencies created by high student turnover and custom code
  • Create synergies between POY and CPOY offering
  • Support future integrations with POY Latam and POY Asia

Solution

For CPOY, the entire hand-built site was replaced with a single responsive website release using the MediaStorm Platform.

POY utilized a series of embeddable players to showcase the winning images. Locator maps, related links and direct links to license images have been added to many of the images to provide greater context and transactional benefits to the photographers.

Results

  • Improved image size and site responsiveness
  • Related information and context or each image
  • Consistent top-level branding and promotion of sponsors and partners
  • Improved site-wide navigation created a path for showcasing over 75 years of results
  • Entire site is embeddable with deep linking
  • A more inspired and unified team

Covers

The MediaStorm Platform supports covers, in a variety of layouts, to provide compelling visual entry points to content. CPOY’s homepage and Winners Gallery have grid covers to position the overall offering. POY used covers for each of the story and portfolio categories.

Slideshows

Photographers and organizations are linked to help drive more awareness to their work.

In some cases, the location of the image, the judges’ commentary and links to license the image are shown in the sidebar.

Screencasts Playlist

Over 25 hours of screencast video of the judging process is available in a playlist.

New Features added

Ability to batch edit metadata: A major component of both organizations’ publishing workflows involves adding related metadata for each image. In some cases, that metadata is the same across multiple images. To help accelerate this task, we added the ability to Copy Metadata Between Items.

Ability to customize site navigation: By default, a Website Release will display a navigation that is generated automatically based on the structure of the “Content” panel in the release. However, you may choose to enable custom navigation via the “Navigation” panel of a release for finer-grained control.

Lynden Steele, Director, Pictures of the Year

“So many platforms treat visual stories as an afterthought, or as something to be attached like a decoration. With the MediaStorm Platform, the visuals are the story. It recognizes and honors the needs of visual storytelling.

Since its beginning in 1944, POY has been staffed by students. They learn about photojournalism through the competition. The MediaStorm Platform equips our students with cutting edge skills. I’m excited that they can use the toolset because it will equip them with a sophisticated skill set as they start their careers. It’s even intuitive enough that I can teach it to new students every year.

The MediaStorm Platform will allow POY to focus more of our future effort on the photographers’ work. We can add an incredible amount of context to the photographers’ work that will make visiting the POY site much more valuable.

In some systems I feel like you have to create work around techniques in order to present visual content well. With the MediaStorm Platform, it’s a straight-forward process. The toolset is really responsive. I can see my changes quickly and I feel like my effort is rewarded.”

Jackie Bell, Director, College Photographer of the Year

“It is an incredible platform for visual storytellers. The visuals are treated well and look fantastic.

I use the platform as a website because I needed a new, modern site to display our award-winning images.

I’m able to attach related content to the Winners Gallery in a way I’ve never done. Now, after posting videos, screencasts and graphics on social media, I can permanently place them next to the winning entries as related content. 

The covers look beautiful and offer another level of navigation. One of my favorite new features is linking the photographers’ websites to their winning work to give them greater recognition. 

The tools are easy to use. I can control my website myself, and for the first time I don’t need a coder on staff. 

I also look forward to adding tools as we continue to add content. I’m excited about timelines and maps, which we will begin adding in the fall.”

You can learn more about how Pictures of the Year and College Photographer of the Year have been guiding pillars of my career.

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