For the fourth consecutive year, MediaStorm will provide our 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners with a tuition fee waiver for a MediaStorm Multimedia One-Day Workshop and free access to MediaStorm’s Online Training Videos, and our Honourable Mentions (x2) with free access to MediaStorm’s Online Training Videos.

MediaStorm is an award-winning film production and interactive design studio whose work gives voice and meaning to the most pressing issues today. Their stories aim to demystify complex problems, humanise statistics and inspire audiences to take action on what matters most.

MediaStorm has led a paradigm shift in digital storytelling through their in-depth reporting and original use of audio, video, and interactive graphics to create compelling stories that get noticed. In the past eight years, they have been nominated for 17 Emmy Awards and won two Alfred Dupont Awards. Their 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.

We thank MediaStorm for their continued commitment to supporting and nurturing the careers of young and emerging documentary photographers and photojournalists.

About MediaStorm’s Online Training Videos

MediaStorm Online Training Videos provide essential tools and techniques proven to enhance multimedia production quality. MediaStorm’s award-winning team of producers and cinematographers lead the online training videos with lessons learned from their experience producing multimedia publications and training groups and organisations around the world.

Created from years of live training experience, the online training videos provide useful tips no matter what your role in today’s multimedia industry.

About MediaStorm’s One Day Workshops

The MediaStorm One Day Master Class provides a general, yet precise, overview of documentary video and multimedia storytelling approaches. MediaStorm founder Brian Storm will walk you through specific examples, and share his business experience, as well as proven tips to improve your interviewing, shooting and editing techniques. Although this is not a hands-on workshop, active discussion is both encouraged and expected from all participants. Theory is backed up by real world examples using MediaStorm’s award winning work. The One Day Master Class is designed for anyone interested in learning about the ins and outs of producing and distributing documentary and multimedia content.

Note: Attendees are responsible for their own transportation, room and board during the workshop.

Image by Isadora Kosofsky | 2016 Second Place Winner

Posted by Thaddeus Pope

Thaddeus Pope is the Director of Visual Communications for The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and the Creative Director of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award.