EF Interview w/ Brian Storm: How To Start a Media Production Company With Your Bare Hands





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Published on Oct 20, 2014

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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?

People who inspire Brian

Ira Glass (Producer) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ira_Glass
Aron Morris (Director of “The Fog of War”) - http://errolmorris.com
Bruce Springsteen - http://brucespringsteen.net
Tutorials for filmmakers and media freelancers - http://www.Linda.com
Andrew Ellis (Director of Photography at MediaStorm) - http://nomadique.com
Eric Maierson (Producer at MediaStorm) - http://fthef.com
Media Storm Methodology Workshop - http://mediastorm.com/train
Coupon Code for EF members: EF2014


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