MediaStorm celebrates 10-years in the making as an independent media company that gives voice and meaning to the most important stories of our time.
Presenters: Eric Maierson Tim McLaughlin
Moderators: Brian Storm
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
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MediaStorm celebrates 10-years in the making as an independent media company that gives voice and meaning to the most important stories of our time. In this retrospective panel, we’ll be showing a short reel of the highlights of our work and a teaser from our newest film currently in production, Fight Hate with Love. We’ll then facilitate a discussion with our Producers of our insights over ten years of digital storytelling in the MediaStorm ethos.
Eric Maierson is a writer, producer, and editor. He’s worked at MediaStorm since 2006, where he’s collaborated with some of the world’s greatest photographers. Eric is the recipient of two Emmy Awards, the Alfred I. Dupont Award, as well as numerous accolades from Pictures of the Year International and NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism competitions. Additionally, he helped develop and produce the Peabody Award–winning show “A Walk in Your Shoes” and served as head writer for VH1’s hit series “Where Are They Now?” His short films have played at film festivals across the country and his writing has appeared in Playboy magazine and the McSweeney’s book Mountain Man Dance Moves.
Tim McLaughlin is an editor and producer of documentaries at the award-winning production studio MediaStorm. He has worked on over 25 films since 2010, including MediaStorm’s first feature film, The Long Night, as well as their first prime-time television broadcast, The War Comes Home: Soledad O’Brien Reports for CNN. His work has received recognition from the National Press Photographers Association (Best Documentary Multimedia Story) as well as the Webby Awards (Honorable Mention).
Brian Storm is founder and executive producer of the award-winning multimedia production studio MediaStorm based in Brooklyn, New York. MediaStorm publishes diverse narratives on the human condition, offers advanced multimedia training seminars and collaborates with a diverse group of clientsranging from international corporations to individual photojournalists and artists. MediaStorm’s stories and interactive applications have received numerous honors, including five Webby Awards, four Emmys, five Online Journalism Awards and the first-ever duPont Award for a Web-based production. Prior to launching MediaStorm in 2005, Storm spent two years as vice president of News, Multimedia & Assignment Services for Corbis, a digital media agency founded and owned by Bill Gates. Storm led Corbis’ global strategy for the news, sports, entertainment and historical collections and he directed the representation of world-class photographers for assignment work with a focus on creating in-depth multimedia products. From 1995 to 2002, Storm was the first director of multimedia at MSNBC.com, a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC News, where he was responsible for the audio, photography and video elements of the site.
MediaStorm is an award-winning film production and interactive design studio whose work gives voice and meaning to the most pressing issues of our time. Our stories demystify complex issues, humanize statistics, and inspire audiences to take action on issues that matter.
MediaStorm has led a paradigm shift in digital storytelling. Our in-depth reporting and original use of audio, video, and interactive graphics create compelling stories that get noticed. In the past five years alone, we have been nominated for 15 Emmy Awards and won two Alfred Dupont Awards. Our films connect with audiences, spread through social media, and are picked up by major media outlets, such as AP, NBC, New York Times, and the Washington Post.
As industry leaders, we are committed to preparing the next generation of journalists to harness the craft of digital storytelling. Our trainings teach storytellers how to engage and inspire viewers.