This is the website of Mediastorm New Design. The short documentary filmmaking class is a design class at New Design High School (NDHS) located in the Lower East Side of New York City. Students in the course design one multimedia narrative that focuses on bringing attention to critical issues facing their local community, New York City, the United States and/or the world. Students choose one issue that they would like to deeply understand and make sense of. They research the issue in hopes of bringing more complex and deeper understanding and awareness of the issue. Students will have to make sense of the complex issues they study and present their understandings in a multimedia narrative through the use of video, audio, photography, statistics and text.