by Eric on May 2, 2013
It’s been my honor to produce this project on a such an awesome subject. And I count it as one of the greatest moments of my life that Bridges said we did a “cool job.”
From the project description:
Jeff Bridges is an Academy Award-winning actor. He is also an accomplished photographer. He’s been taking pictures on the set of his movies for more than 30 years, capturing intimate and surprising behind-the-scenes moments.
To watch videos for the other seven honorees please see the MediaStorm blog.
Congrats to all the winners.
by Eric on April 18, 2013
Rick Gershon did most of the heavy lifting on this project. He shot some stunning video in Peru and did most of the post. I added a touch here and there, cleaning up when Rick had to hit the road again.
Watch 480 Votes here.
by Eric on April 13, 2013
They are the following;
- Finishing is the Hard Part: The Details
- MediaStorm Guide to Installing Missing Final Cut Pro Codecs for Premiere Pro
- MediaStorm Guide to the Adobe Premiere Pro Media Cache Database
- MediaStorm Guide to Dynamic Linking in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
- MediaStorm Guide to Cropping Stills in Adobe Premiere Pro
- MediaStorm Guide to the Warp Stabilizer Effect in Adobe Premiere Pro
- MediaStorm Guide to Creating Freeze Frames in Adobe Premiere Pro
- MediaStorm Guide to Rendering in Adobe Premiere Pro
by Eric on March 31, 2013
I couldn’t be more proud of the MediaStorm family.
Check out the MediaStorm blog for more details.
by Eric on March 2, 2013
Pretty good company, I’d say.
Congratulations to all the winners. Check out the MediaStorm blog for more information.
by Eric on March 2, 2013
I’ve written a number Adobe Premiere Pro tutorials this year.
Additional Premiere Pro tutorials can be found on the MediaStorm blog.
by Eric on February 3, 2013
And what was that reason?
It’s a combination of wanting a change personally and of feeling like I’ve hit a wall in my development that I don’t know how to break through. The tyranny of narrative is beginning to frustrate me, or at least narrative as we’re currently defining it. I’m convinced there’s a new grammar out there somewhere. But that could just be my form of theism.
by Eric on January 20, 2013
First a confession. I have a bit of a man crush on Andrew Hida. A bit. He’s one of the most talented interns with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working.
I remember a particular screening with him, when we were showing Brian a piece we’d been working on for weeks. Andrew had helped organize thousands of images and hours of video. He’d also edited one of the sections in the project. Brian watched the piece silently, then he said, this section is really great. It was, of course, Andrew’s. He didn’t cop to the truth so I did for him.
So that’s Andrew. And Follow My Steps is his thesis.
It’s everything I like about the guy. It’s honest and intimate and funny and just good.
One last confession: I sat on his thesis committee along with Bruce Strong and Seth Gitner. It was one of the best decisions I made this year.
Watch it. And watch out for Andrew. You’ll be seeing a lot of him.
by Eric on January 13, 2013
Eddie Van Halen once described his guitar playing as falling down a flight of stairs and landing on his feet.
This project feels about the same, though I’m still not sure exactly how we landed.
The American-Made Benny consists of the feature plus a two-part epilogue: Benny Watches in Split Screen and Benny Responds.
Also check out my essay Unanswered Questions: On the Limits of the Single-Subject Interview for a full account of this production’s challenges.
by Eric on January 5, 2013
Last week I published an essay on the challenges of finishing a project.
I think it turned out pretty well. You can read it on the MediaStorm blog.