Storm on the horizon

Håvard Ferstad


Ronald E. Hole


We recently met Brian Storm of the multimedia production company MediaStorm. The company started in 2005, and is focused on making high quality visual stories.

"If you're a still photographer today, this idea of going into a story and taking someone's photography as opposed to taking the time to giving someone a voice - interviewing them so they can give a narrative context to your photography. I don't see why you wouldn't do it at this stage. There are so many terrific outlets for your work if you have that narrative element to your photography. You can reach a much larger audience," says Storm.

The thing I find interesting is that the revolution is not really happening in storytelling. A good story is a good story

The tools for creating multimedia stories have become more easily available for everyone.

"The thing I find interesting is that the revolution is not really happening in storytelling. A good story is a good story," Storm continues. The real revolution is in terms of technology and cost.

MediaStorm

"MediaStorm is a production studio working with top visual storytellers, interactive designers and global organizations to create cinematic narratives that speak to the heart of the human condition."

Interview by Håvard Ferstad, photo by Ola Haram, photo and editing by Ronald E. Hole. Thanks to fotojournalisten.no and Bilder Nordic School Of Photography.

Virginia Gandee's brilliant red hair and dozen tattoos belie the reality of this 22-year-old's life. Inside her family's Staten Island trailer her caregiving goes far beyond the love she has for her daughter. See the project at http://mediastorm.com/training/take-care

About the production Take Care offers a glimpse into the life of Virginia Gandee, a 22-year-old woman who lives in Staten Island, New York. At first glance one is struck by Virgina's bold appearance; her bright red hair and the dozen tattoos that canvas her body. When she was 15, Gin left home to marry a 20-year-old she met online. Two years later, she was a teenage mother. Today, Gin is raising her daughter as a single mother and pursuing her dream to become a nurse.

Inside her family's trailer, her caregiving goes beyond the love she has for her daughter.

Take Care is a story about family, choices and reconciliation.

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