Creating websites, interactive media and video

About Us

We specialize in building websites, creating interactive content for the web, and producing short videos with an emphasis in documentary filmmaking.


FireStream Media is a full-service, client-focused studio located in downtown Durham. We specialize in web and interactive media development, as well as video production, paying attention to detail without missing the big picture.

FireStream Media is a sole-
proprietorship, but we often collaborate with others. We put together teams of experienced graphic designers, database and web developers, animators, writers, videographers and film editors whenever a project calls for it.


Carol Thomson launched FireStream Media in 2006 to further her passion for multimedia work. Carol has over 25 years of programming and multimedia experience. Her previous employers include Isotechnologies, Duke University Medical Center, BroadBand Technologies, Topsail Technologies, and Brisbane City Council.

Carol is a former instructor at the Duke Center for Documentary Studies and the Community Folklife Documentation Institute for the N.C. Arts Council.

Community Involvement

FireStream loves Durham and believes in giving back to the community. FireStream’s pro bono work includes the development of the Home Energy Share and Compare web application for Clean Energy Durham. Previously, Carol maintained websites for the Museum of Durham History and Patanjali's Place yoga studio.

FireStream is a Partner in Progress with Downtown Durham Inc. Carol currently serves on the Downtown Durham Inc. Clean & Safe Advisory Council. She served on the board at Urban Ministries Durham from 2009 to 2012.