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.
by Eric on December 31, 2012
MediaStorm: Projects Completed
Remember These Days, MediaStorm Storytelling Workshop
Finding Balance: Out Future, Our Forests, The United Nations Forum on Forests
I Know Where I’m Going, International Committee of the Red Cross
Starbucks, internal project for 10,000-partner event
MediaStorm: Projects Started in 2012 But Still In Progress
Fuck the Fear, a blog about creativity and fear.
@PrProshortcuts, one Premiere Pro shortcuts per day.
I Am an Usher at Tim McLaughlin’s Wedding and This is What I’m Wearing
Number of New Tattoos
Best Thing I Said Yes To
Advising Andrew Hida on his wonderful thesis. (Not yet public.)
27 inch iMac with 32GB of mother jumpin’ RAM
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, by Candice Millard
by Eric on December 24, 2012
This one is special.
I Know Where I’m Going follows Mr. Saleh, who was born and raised in southern Yemen, as he networks and visits with the Yemeni government and the leaders of the armed groups that control large swath of territory. It captures Mr. Saleh and the ICRC Aden team as they prepare for the first visit ever to detainees held by a Jihadist group, a significant operational milestone for the organization in the country and globally.
Mr. Saleh’s efforts were critical to the protection and assistance operations of ICRC Aden. Working closely with his colleagues, he made significant contributions to the development of a neutral and impartial humanitarian operation in this volatile and dangerous region.
Mr. Saleh was born in 1977. He died on June 20, 2012 in his native Abyan Province. He is survived by four young children and a wife who is pregnant.
Watch the project on the MediaStorm web site.
by Eric on December 16, 2012
The first explains how to use OS X Mountain Lion’s built-in dictation.
The other explains how to enhance Adobe Premiere Pro’s Auto-save functionality.
More to follow.
by Eric on December 3, 2012
The first explains how to create custom keyboard shortcuts.
The second explores the fundamentals of the Project Bin.