You know, I was following Brian for over 8 years. The first time I noticed Brian when he was featured at the Apple Final Cut media page with his company MediaStorm. Apple chose him because of his enormous creativity in telling a story with photography, video and audio. It’s not really news or magazine coverage but rather under published topics in a tremendous visual and sonic artistic style. When I started my interview series here at EntreFilmmaker he was amongst my top three people that I wanted to interview and finally we got to meet and I got the privilege to ask him all those questions that have been piled up over those many years. Honestly, when I grow up I want to be a Brian Storm or having build a company like he did :) About Brian in a nutshell: - master's degree in photojournalism in 1995 from the University of Missouri School of Journalism - first director of multimedia at MSNBC.com - 2005 launch of MediaStorm - his company won 5 Webby Awards, 4 Emmys, the first-ever duPont Award for a Web-based production
Topics we will cover for you: 05:50 Can you introduce yourself in a nutshell? 08:45 Do you regret that you started so early? 11:00 If I want to work for someone like you what kind of qualities do I need to bring? 12:20 You said you should hire people that are better then yourself. Aren’t you afraid that they might take over one day? 13:15 What other aspects besides of talent are important for you when hiring? 14:15 Why is being a teacher so crucial in becoming the best in your field? 15:50 What kind of culture did you instill and create in your company and why? 17:35 Why is it so important to invest and “serve” your employees? 19:20 What do you tell a talented photographer of filmmaker to get started on the right foot? 23:20 How did you find your style your voice in this competitive field?
27:50 Who are your role models that you look up to? 30:20 What is your ultimate goal or purpose? 32:20 If you would train me today to become a better filmmaker, storyteller, what are the first steps you would do to guide me on the right path? 38:45 What are the benefits that I get out of a course that Media Storm offers? What am I leaving with?