Brian Storm will present on digital storytelling and the cinematic narrative. Citing work by his production company, Storm will emphasize how storytelling continues to evolve as a result of technological innovations and an expanding media universe. The digital age gives filmmakers, documentary photographers and photojournalists extraordinary and unprecedented new ways to tell stories.
Presenters: Brian Storm
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
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.