by Eric on December 25, 2013

If there was ever a doubt that keeping killer whales in captivity for entertainment purposes was cruel and inhumane, this documentary closes that question.

Recent Posts on the MediaStorm Blog

by Eric on September 1, 2013

I’ve been a bit quite here but there’s been a maelstrom of posts on the MediaStorm blog.

Premiere Pro
MediaStorm Guide to Creating Multi-camera Sequences in Premiere Pro, Part 1
MediaStorm Guide to Quickly Replacing Files in Premiere Pro
MediaStorm Guide to Copy and Pasting a Clip Range in Premiere Pro

MediaStorm Guide to Setting Up Shots
Time Lapse: The Making of Darkness Visible
In Praise of Tim McLaughlin
Thoughts on Going Further

MediaStorm Website Receives 2013 Edward R. Murrow Award

by Eric on July 6, 2013


A bit of old news, but I’m nonetheless still thrilled to announce that MediaStorm received a 2013 National Edward R. Murrow Award in the category of Website by a National Online News Organization.

Congrats to my colleagues.

For more information see the MediaStorm blog.

I Hate ‘Multimedia’

by Eric on July 6, 2013

I went off on a bit of a tear about the misnomer that is ‘multimedia.’

You can read the gory details at the MediaStorm blog.

This Is What Editing Feels Like

by Eric on June 9, 2013

I wrote a short piece for the MediaStorm blog about the emotional experience of editing, and all its associated turmoil. It turned out pretty well, I think.

You can read it here.

Two New Posts on Premiere Pro CC

by Eric on June 9, 2013

Adobe Premiere Pro CC, the followup to Creative Suite 6, will be released later this month.

In preparation, here are two new tutorials on the forthcoming release:

MediaStorm Guide to Nudging in Premiere Pro CC

MediaStorm Guide to Through Edits in Premiere Pro CC

I Know Where I’m Going Shortlisted for AnthropoGraphia

by Eric on June 1, 2013

From the MediaStorm blog:

MediaStorm’s film “I Know Where I’m Going,” created for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) with Simon Schorno, Leandro Badalotti, Tara Todras-Whitehill, and Eric Maierson was selected for the Multimedia Shortlist. All Honorary Mentions and Shortlist entries can be viewed at

The Dude on Photography

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.”

Details: The Project was made in collaboration with the International Center of Photography with support from the Harbers Family Foundation.

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.

New Project: 480 Votes

by Eric on April 18, 2013

I’m pleased to announce the release of 480 Votes produced for CARE in conjunction with Ripple Effect Images.

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.

Eight New Tutorials on the MediaStorm Blog

by Eric on April 13, 2013

I’ve written a slew of new tutorials for the MediaStorm blog .

They are the following;