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July 01 2013


Kick-start ‘Upstate Girls’

For nearly a decade, photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally has followed the lives of a group of young women living in Upstate New York. The stories of the women of Troy, NY are an intimate and powerful look at the cycle of class separation and economic inequality facing many Americans today.

Working in collaboration with students at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the Visual Studies Workshop (VSW), Kenneally has been building a multi-platform documentary titled Upstate Girls to tell these stories. The project has now reached a point where its contributors’ hard work and good intentions need financial support. You can help them complete their work on Kickstarter.


According to the 2010 census approximately 20% of the households in Troy are headed by single females. Their jobs have evolved from the factory work of the industrial revolution that earned Troy the name “Collar City” to the post industrial service sector jobs like Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonalds, and other big box food chains that are now cemented in the American landscape. What has remained constant is the women of Troy’s ability to draw on their maternal skills to power them through long days at work and huge family demands when they return home.

The Upstate Girls project is not only a document of the America that we all share with these women, but more importantly a story of the emotional connections that are universal to being human.

The Project

The project’s goal is to create a platform for deep exploration of the complex issues inherent to Upstate Girls‘ stories through an interactive web documentary. Visitors will be able to discover the lives of the women of Troy through videos, photographs, letters, historical documents and scrapbooks and tie the pieces of the stories together in their own way.

The second phase of this work will be to open the database of information Kenneally has gathered over the past 9 years to those people who can activate change. It is the photographer’s hope that this project will reach beyond the traditional audience of documentary photography and news to support research and change.

How to Help

Your donation will help access the resources needed to bring Upstate Girls to its full potential. The students at both RIT and VSW will benefit greatly from collaboration with professional web designers, web programmers, and video editors.

Donate to the campaign by July 24, 2013 to help finance these expenses. Visit the Upstate Girls Kickstarter, Facebook, and Twitter page for more information.

June 27 2013


Introducing the Newest MediaStorm Workshop: Editing Workflows

MediaStorm is proud to announce our newest workshop, Editing Workflows. This one day workshop is a deep dive into the 200-plus step workflow that MediaStorm producers use every day to organize and create our films.

Led by producers Eric Maierson and Tim McLaughlin, participants will learn the keys to organizing and working with large scale projects.

While some editing techniques will be discussed, this workshop is primarily focused on methodology. We’ll be sharing the editing workflow we’ve refined over 7 years to produce more than 200 projects.

This workshop uses Premiere Pro and Aperture, though the principles apply to Final Cut 7 as well.

Applications are now being accepted online.

Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, August 10, 2013 – Apply by July 10, 2013
  • Saturday, September 7, 2013 – Apply by August 7, 2013

Workshop Details

  • Tuition for selected participants is $500
  • Workshops will be held at MediaStorm’s office and will start at 10 am and end at 6 pm with an hour for lunch
  • Attendees are responsible for their own room and board during the workshop.

Topics covered include:

  • Creating paper and radio cuts
  • Efficient logging
  • Techniques for quickly locating b-roll
  • Syncing two camera interviews
  • Working with large picture archives
  • Exporting and encoding
  • Archiving

Workflow Resources

June 19 2013


Learn to Connect With Your Subjects In New Les Rencontres d’Arles Workshop

Jonathan Torgovnik, photographer and MediaStorm contributor, will teach “An emphasis on the ‘other,’” during the 2013 international festival of photography, Les Rencontres d’Arles. The week-long workshop will dive into the unspoken language and emotional connections between photographer, subject, and environment.

Participants will navigate through the intimate and, at times, intense process of creating a successful portrait, with an emphasis on photographing people in their personal environments, in and around their homes, workplaces, or on the street.

Registration is available online.

About the Workshop

Date: July 8-13, 2013
Location: Arles (Provence, France)
Fee: 780€
Summary: Participants will learn how to meet the challenges of establishing a deep connection with subjects in a relatively short period of time. The workshop addresses the different approaches required when photographing a personal project, or on assignment, exploring a range of light sources, but always with emphasis on keeping it simple and personal. Course content includes:

  • Introduction to photography as a profession
  • One-to-one interview and definition of a photographic project
  • Analysis of the participant’s earlier work and assessment of his/her level
  • Daily photography sessions
  • Individual and group analysis of the previous day’s work
  • Selection of photos with a view to creating a series
  • Discussion of possible outlets
  • One-to-one final interview

About Les Rencontres d’Arles

Les Recontres d’Arles is a summer festival of photography, founded in 1970 by photographer Lucien Clergue, writer Michael Tournier and historian Jean-Maurice Rouquette. The festival shows mostly unseen materials and features over 60 exhibitions, often co-produced with French and foreign museums and institutions. It’s objectives are to come up with new photographic processes, to be aware of the use of new techniques and to offer new concepts in photographic exhibition and a genuine connection with the image.

More information is available on Rencontres-Arles.com.

June 18 2013


New MediaStorm Position: Motion Design Intern

For Fall 2013, our internship program will expand to include a new position in motion design. We are looking for a highly motivated motion designer to collaborate with our motion graphics and design team on projects for MediaStorm’s clients, workshops and publication. The ideal candidate will be able to assist in conceptualizing and executing stand-alone motion graphics, as well as graphics packages that integrate into multimedia projects.


The internship generally runs from September to December, but start dates are flexible. The Motion Design Intern will design and animate motion graphics as well as work with lead designers and producers to create production timelines.

Applications are due July 15, 2013.


The Motion Graphics Design Intern should have:

  • Advanced Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator skills
  • Strong typography skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently
  • Working knowledge of Premiere Pro and Cinema 4D a huge plus

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted through our online application form. Applicants should be prepared to supply:

  • Links to pieces produced/collaborated on (please indicate role in each)
  • Available start/end dates
  • Hours/week available

Visit our Careers page for more information.

June 17 2013


Create More Advanced Stories at Maine Media Intermediate Multimedia Workshop

In a week-long workshop, instructors Brad Horn, video journalist at The Washington Post, and Coburn Dukehart, picture and multimedia editor at NPR.org, will build on introductory principles to explore multimedia storytelling’s most common tools in greater depth. Under their expert supervision students will find, shoot and produce multimedia stories using still and video cameras during a week that includes intense daily critiques, lectures and demonstrations.

Register for the workshop on the Maine Media Workshops + College website.

About the Workshop

Date: August 18-24, 2013
Location: Rockport, ME; lodging available
Tuition: $1,095
Class Size: 15
Course Summary: Students learn the basics of shooting video interviews and setting up audio for those interviews. Principals of integrating stills and audio with video are also discussed in detail. Additionally, students are introduced to Apple’s Final Cut Pro as a means to edit and produce the stories they shoot.

Visit workshop page for more information.

About Maine Media

The mission of Maine Media Workshops and Maine Media College is to build dynamic educational communities that foster creative vision, craftsmanship and expression in the media arts. Over the last 40 years, the Workshops has influenced thousands of people – allowing them to remove themselves from the demands of everyday life and join a passionate community committed to learning a new skill or improving one’s work. Visit MaineMedia.edu for more information.

June 11 2013


MediaStorm Now Accepting Fall Internship Applications

We’re currently accepting applications for our Fall 2013 internship. If you’re motivated, highly organized, and passionate about multimedia, we’d love to hear from you. The internship generally runs from September to December, but start dates are flexible. We’re looking for applicants with experience in multimedia production, design, motion graphics, and/or web development. Internships are paid.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted through our online application form. Applicants should be prepared to supply:

  • Links to pieces produced/collaborated on (please indicate role in each)
  • Available start/end dates
  • Hours/week available

Applications are due July 15, 2013.

Frequently Asked Questions

Trying to decide if you should apply? Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions we get from applicants.

What will I be doing as a Mediastorm intern?

This is a production internship. You will be working closely with the MediaStorm team to produce multimedia projects. This means full days in front of Premiere Pro, doing picture research, organizing images, transcribing, or doing whatever else needs to be done to complete a project. You will most likely not be gathering content or taking pictures as part of the internship.

We expect you to be proficient in an OSX operating environment and experience in Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro and Aperture will help immensely. Our interns don’t do anything we don’t do ourselves—if you’re a coffee drinker, we’d love for you to grab us a cup if you run out, but we’ll return the favor another day, we promise.

What skills do I need for a successful internship?

In general, applicants should have familiarity with the following (or comparable) skills:

  • Multimedia Producers: Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, SoundTrack Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Aperture
  • Interactive Designers: Photoshop/Illustrator, HTML5/CSS/Javascript, Flash/AS3, After Effects, Motion
  • Developers: HTML5/CSS/Javascript (including jQuery and Backbone.js), PHP (including CodeIgniter)

What are the hours like?

We’re pretty flexible—a typical day is 10am-6pm, sometimes a little earlier, sometimes a little later. We work hard, but if you’re coming from out of town, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the city as well. Weekend work is rare (except during workshops).

Who will I be working with?

You’ll be working mostly with our producers, but depending on the internship, you may work with our interactive designers and developers. Either way, we’re a small team, so you’ll get to know the whole staff.

Who is this internship good for?

This is an advanced level internship. Applicants should feel comfortable in their skills as a photographer, producer, designer or developer and be looking for an opportunity to refine and advance those skills with an award-winning team.

Our interns must be self-motivated and proactive—we will work closely with you, but there will be times we’ll expect you to work on your own too.

When will I know if I’m chosen for the internship?

The application deadline for our Fall 2013 internship is July 15, 2013. We will be in touch with all qualified applicants by the end of August.

Ready to apply?

Applications are due July 15, 2013. All applications must be submitted through our online application form.

May 21 2013


Eddie Adams Workshop Now Accepting Applications

The Eddie Adams Workshop has announced that the 26th Workshop, which will be held October 11th – 14th, 2013 in Jeffersonville, New York, is now accepting applications.

The Workshop is one of the premier photojournalism events for students and young professionals. It’s a weekend that offers an excellent opportunity to meet the top photojournalists in the world, and to work alongside the best photo editors in the business.


Apply online by May 31st, 2013.

Workshop Details

The Eddie Adams Workshop is an intense four-day gathering of the top photography professionals, along with 100 carefully selected students. The photography workshop is tuition-free, and the 100 students are chosen based on the merit of their portfolios.

May 20 2013


MediaStorm Welcomes Director of Partnership Development, Samia Khan

MediaStorm is excited to welcome Samia Khan to our team as the Director of Partnership Development.

Samia Khan is dedicated to using the power of collective action and storytelling to build a more just world. She has spent the past decade working on human rights and development issues in Kenya, Pakistan, and the United States; with organizations like the UNDP, UNCDF, the World Bank, and Ashoka. Most recently, Samia worked as a strategic planning and fundraising consultant, where she helped organizations clarify their missions and programs and execute successful fundraising campaigns. Samia is also a founding Board Member of the Nur Project, an organization that seeks to shine a light on stories of hope and change in Pakistan.

Samia holds a Master’s in Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her dog.

April 04 2013


MediaStorm Introduces Asset Parser for Final Cut Pro 7 and Premiere Pro 6

Today we are releasing our Asset Parser for public use. This free online tool created by the MediaStorm production and development staff generates a list of all image, video and audio files used in a project.

When it’s time to color correct photography, rather than scanning the timeline for image names, we use the Asset Parser to create a quick list. These file names can then be copy-and-pasted into Apple’s Aperture or a similar application to locate the necessary photographs.

Here’s an example of an asset list generated by the parser.

In addition to speeding up your color correction workflow, this list can be used as a guide for other tasks, such as manually archiving your work.

The Asset Parser works with both Final Cut Pro 7 and Premiere Pro 6.

Try using the Asset Parser with your project at tools.mediastorm.com/asset_parser.

April 03 2013


New from MediaStorm–480 Votes for Care

MediaStorm is pleased to announce 480 Votes, a new client project for CARE.

This project was produced in collaboration with Ripple Effect Images and support from the Harbers Family Foundation.

The project is a short, character-driven video piece that shows the life-changing impact CARE’s programs have had on the life of a woman in rural Peru. The piece extends beyond the surface of what the organization provided and speaks to the psychological effects of empowerment.

Project Synopsis: Lourdes Pilco is a middle-aged woman who’s spent most of her life working backbreaking jobs for little money. With the help of CARE, Lourdes was able to send her children to school while setting a new standard for women in her community.

Watch it now button

April 01 2013


MediaStorm Welcomes Summer Intern Arkasha Stevenson

MediaStorm is excited to welcome Arkasha Stevenson to our team as our Summer 2013.

Arkasha Stevenson is a photojournalist currently based in Los Angeles. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina in December 2010. While attending school, she documented issues in the rural South, such as drug addiction and prostitution in Durham, N.C., and child care in Elizabethtown, Ky.

For the last year and a half Stevenson has worked as a photography and video intern at the Los Angeles Times. During her internship she has had the opportunity to photograph a wide variety of subjects, including the Occupy movement, the remote desert squatter camp of Slab City and the Coachella Music Festival, and has been sent internationally to follow the Stanley Cup. For six months, Stevenson had the privilege of documenting 19-year-old Jesus Garcia’s battle with terminal cancer.

In 2011 Stevenson won first place in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program National Photojournalism Championship. She was named the 2011 College Photographer of the Year by the North Carolina Press Photographers Association and was awarded first place for multimedia in the College Photographer of the Year competition.

Are you interested in an internship at MediaStorm? We are currently hiring a social media and operations intern for Summer 2013 and production interns for the fall. Learn more and apply at mediastorm.com/about/careers.

September 05 2012


MediaStorm 2013 Workshop Dates Announced

Methodology photo

We are excited to be entering into our sixth training year at MediaStorm. Each year our workshops attract leading industry professionals looking to advance their multimedia and storytelling skills. We’ve now had more than 100 participants come through our professional workshops and we continue to be humbled by how much they take away from the experience.

John Temple, now managing editor at the Washington Post, told us that our Methodology Workshop gave him, “time to stop and step into a different way of seeing journalism.” He said, “I came away inspired by what’s possible if we commit to a different way of thinking about stories.”

After taking our Storytelling Workshop, Simon Schorno, head of media relations for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in North America, had the following to say, “The passion of the entire MediaStorm crew for documentary storytelling, their professionalism, their willingness to share what they know and their commitment to help the team produce something we could all be proud of were outstanding.”

Each year our workshop participants remind us what an exciting time it is for our industry and how important it is to keep learning and innovating.

In 2013 we’ll be offering three Methodology, three Storytelling, and four One-day workshops at our studio in Brooklyn, NY. We are looking forward to another exciting, innovative and challenging training year. We hope you’ll be able to join us.

MediaStorm Workshop Dates 2013

MediaStorm provides intensive, hands-on educational experiences through our One-day, Methodology, Storytelling and Traveling Workshops. We’ll be offering the following courses in 2013:

January 12 One-day Workshop January 14-18 Methodology Workshop March 23-29 Storytelling Workshop April 20 One-day Workshop July 20-26 Storytelling Workshop August 12-16 Methodology Workshop September 21 One-day Workshop October 19 One-day Workshop November 2-8 Storytelling Workshop December 9-13 Methodology Workshop

Applications are now open. Apply now.

About Our Workshops

MediaStorm offers an array of in-person workshops and online training opportunities to meet your learning needs.

MediaStorm One-day Workshop
One-day overview session focused on the art of digital storytelling.

MediaStorm Methodology Workshop
This workshop is tailored to professionals who want to integrate MediaStorm methods into their curriculum or approach to storytelling.

MediaStorm Storytelling Workshop
Collaborate with a team to research, shoot and produce a documentary project in just one week. Work as a field reporter, editor or observer as part of crew dedicated to the telling of one story. See products from previous MediaStorm Storytelling Workshops.

Online Training
If you’re not able to join us in Brooklyn this year, consider signing up for a one-year subscription to our Online Training. Pay just one fee for more than six hours of video tutorials with MediaStorm staff on reporting and post-production.

We hope you can join us for another great year of workshops in 2013!

Fall 2012 Workshops

We have three remaining workshops in 2012:

October 20 One-day Workshop *Apply by Sept. 28 November 3-9 Storytelling Workshop *Apply by Sept. 12 December 10-14 Methodology Workshop *Apply by Nov. 9

Fall 2012 applications deadlines are approaching. Apply now.

Learn more about our upcoming 2012 and 2013 workshops at mediastorm.com/train.

August 24 2012


charity: water September Campaign for Rwanda

This September, charity: water is celebrating its birthday by bringing water to everyone in one country–Rwanda. The Rwandan people overcame the darkest time in their history, and together, rebuilt their nation. Now, they’re working to give clean water to everyone. Help charity: water raise $1.7 million to give clean water to every community in the Shyorongi and Ngoma sectors of Rwanda.

The people of Rwanda are rewriting their story. And it starts with clean water for everyone. Learn more and donate at www.charitywater.org/september/.

Also, check out 5 Questions with Scott Harrison, Founder of charity: water on the Official YouTube Blog.

Smile at the Man Who Did This To You

Jonathon Torgovnik and Jules Shell co-founded Foundation Rwanda, an organization that brings support to woman who bore children as a result of rape during the 1994 genocide and their children.

Watch Jules Shell at TEDxScottAFB tell the remarkable stories of Annet and Agathe in Rwanda.

Learn more about Foundation Rwanda.

Intended Consequences

In 2008 MediaStorm produced Intended Consequences with photojournalist Jonathan Torgovnik on the plight and strength of women who bore children as a result of rape during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.

In Rwanda, in 1994, Hutu militia committed a bloody genocide, murdering one million Tutsis. Many of the Tutsi women were spared, only to be held captive and repeatedly raped. Many became pregnant. Intended Consequences tells their stories. See the project at http://mediastorm.com/publication/intended-consequences

Learn more about Foundation Rwanda.

Go to charity: water’s September Campaign on Rwanda.

August 21 2012


MediaStorm Presentation at FotoWeekEDU

foto-dc-logoMultimedia Storytelling @ MediaStorm with Brian Storm
Saturday Nov. 17, 10am – 5pm, Goethe Institut

Join Brian Storm, Founder and Executive Producer of MediaStorm, to see how some of the top photojournalists have redefined their storytelling capabilities to include audio reporting and an eye towards publication in multiple media. Their work is capturing acclaim around the world in a time when reader’s attention spans are running short. Storytelling opportunities continue to evolve as a result of technological innovations and an expanding media universe. The digital age is giving documentary photographers and photojournalists extraordinary new ways to tell stories. With this new ability, you can also exercise a greater level of authorship with your work. How can the long-form, in-depth visual storyteller satisfy both their journalistic and financial needs in this environment? Learn how to disseminate your work to create an impact on the subject, issue and hopefully society.

Learn more and register.

FotoWeekDC Festival 2012, November 9-18

FotoWeek DC Image Image: Alessandro Belgiojoso, First Place, FotoDC, Fine Art Single Image

The FotoWeekDC Festival is organized by FotoDC/FotoWeekDC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing exposure for photographers and to make diverse, high-quality photography accessible to audiences through the exhibition of inspiring and provocative images, dynamic programming, and collaborations with the local and international community.

Expect to see the very best in art photography, photojournalism, commercial photography, and all new programming at the 5th Annual FotoWeekDC. In addition to a selection of outstanding exhibitions, FotoWeekDC is comprised of a variety of lectures, workshops, portfolio reviews, photo book displays, special events, and receptions, including over 100 partner events throughout Washington, D.C.

Submissions to FotoWeekDC

FotoWeekDC’s International Awards Competition is looking for extraordinary work.

This year’s competition honors professional and emerging photographers from the DC area and around the world.

FotoWeekDC is now accepting entries in the single image, series, multimedia categories, and two new categories for 2012: Photo Book Competition and
Modern-Vintage Category, Photo Competition (Images captured with Brownie, Polaroid, Holga, Diana, Lomography, pinhole cameras and mobile devices).

Winning Entries Receive:

  • Cash prizes totaling $26,000
  • Exhibition during the FotoWeekDC Festival
  • Great online exposure

Also, the People’s Choice Award is back by popular demand. Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of industry experts, who will select the top three winners in each category. In the People’s Choice Category, the 20 images with the highest number of votes across all categories will receive one subscription to FotoPage Annual Subscription and online exposure through a top 20 feature on FotoDC.org’s People’s Choice Gallery.

Applications due by September 17. Apply now.


FotoDC and the Goethe Institut are partnering this year to bring educational programming to the FotoWeek Festival. Leading names in photography share their insights and advice through the all-new educational program.

Speakers include Gerd Ludwig, Tom Mangelsen, Michael Melford, Ed Kashi and Brian Storm. See the full list of Seminars & Portfolio.

Learn more at www.fotoweekdc.org.

August 16 2012


Production and Social Media Internship at Talking Eyes Media

Production/Social Media Internship

Talking Eyes Media (TEM), a non-profit production company, seeks a Production/Social Media Intern for the 2012 Fall season (September – December). Talking Eyes Media is an award-winning organization that produces documentary films, multimedia, books, and exhibitions on various pressing social issues. TEM is currently in production for its latest project Bring it to the Table, a webisode series aimed at exploring the roots of American political beliefs and helping to depolarize the nation’s political dialogue. This internship provides a unique opportunity to work in an innovative and creative multimedia production company and gain experience in multimedia, social media, and communications.

This position requires a two to four day per week commitment in our New Jersey office. (Talking Eyes Media is based in Montclair, NJ, located a block away from a NJ Transit station and 35 minutes by train from New York Penn Station.) This position is unpaid but offers a daily travel stipend.


  • Assist producers and editors with various tasks, including (but not limited to) transcribing and organizing media content via Final Cut Pro
  • Maintain and optimize the Talking Eyes Media and Bring it to the Table Twitter and Pinterest accounts, Facebook pages, and blogs
  • Identify media outlets and find contact information for relevant reporters and editors at these outlets
  • Identify relevant articles and media about pressing political issues that would be of interest to our growing audience; reach out to potential new audience members
  • Research
  • Drafting newsletters

Desired Skills & Experience

  • A collaborative team player that can also work independently and as a self-starter
  • Ability to execute and multi-task
  • Attention to detail and highly organized
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Passion for both multimedia/film and politics
  • Must have and regularly use a personal Facebook page and twitter
  • Familiarity & experience with Macs, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
  • Working knowledge of Final Cut Pro (but also will consider candidates with a strong desire to learn)
  • Knowledge of and interest in American politics and current affairs; avid reader of a diversity of politically oriented publications

Application Process

Interested candidates, please send a Cover Letter and Resume addressed to Elissa Pellegrino (elissa@talkingeyesmedia.org) with “Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Include:

  • Links to pieces you’ve produced/collaborated on (indicating role)
  • Available start/end dates
  • Availability
  • Familiarity with Final Cut Pro and Adobe Photoshop


  • Daily stipend
  • School credit available

About Talking Eyes Media

Talking Eyes Media (TEM) was founded in 2002 by Julie Winokur and Ed Kashi as a 501(c)(3) public interest organization. Since its founding, Talking Eyes has been at the forefront of multimedia storytelling, generating award-winning work on topics ranging from the uninsured in America to oil exploitation in the Niger Delta, from finding permanent homes for foster children to the residual impact of Agent Orange.

Learn more at talkingeyesmedia.org.

August 15 2012


Attend Ignite Your Passion: Next Generation Video Workshop

NPPF logoDon’t miss this opportunity to share the excitement and drive for excellence with some of the top visual journalists in the country. Whether you’re just starting your career or are a seasoned professional, this weekend workshop will inspire and IGNITE YOUR PASSION to push to the next level of video storytelling.

Ignite Your Passion Workshop Details

September 14-16, 2012
Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul.
$50 General | $40 NPPA Members | $20 Students
Space is limited. Early registration recommended.
Learn more and apply.

This event is sponsored by Gannett Foundation, KARE 11, KUSA-TV, and National Press Photographers Foundation.


Learn more and apply at nppf.org.

Contact bmiddeke@kare11.com with questions about the workshop.

August 10 2012


FotoVisura Pavilion in San Juan Announced

FotoVisura Pavilion San JuanFotoVisura is delighted to announce The 2012 FotoVisura Pavilion in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This four-day contemporary photography event celebrates international and local photography through exhibitions, panel talks, and a portfolio consultation and review.

The event will run from August 30 to September 2, 2012 and will feature exhibitions including “Beyond War: Mexico’s Drug War” by Guest Curator Whitney Johnson, director of photography at The New Yorker, “Falling Eyelids: A Fotonovela” written, directed and photographed by ADÁL, and “Interpolations” featuring Migdalia Luz Barens-Vera.

Exhibitions at the 2012 FotoVisura Pavilion

Beyond WarBeyond War: Mexico’s Drug War
Guest Curator Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography at The New Yorker

Featuring: Eunice Adorno (Mexico City, Mexico), Dominic Bracco II (Texas, US), Alejandro Cartagena (Santo Domingo, Domincan Republic), and Katie Orlinsky (New York, US).

Description: Description: In “Beyond War: Mexico’s Drug War” four young photographers share their perspectives on the ongoing conflict. Each looks beyond the graphic violence to examine the impact of the war on particular communities.

Falling EyelidsFalling Eyelids: A Fotonovela
Written, Directed and Photographed (1979) by ADÁL (Puerto Rico)

Description: “Falling Eyelids” tells the story of a photographer who dissatisfied with his surrounding reality begins to create his own. In time, the photographer is unable to distinguish the reality he invented from the one that was real.

Selected PortfolioSelected Portfolio (Travel Size)
Featuring: Jesús ‘Bubu’ Negrón (Puerto Rico)
Curated by: Jesús ‘Bubu’ Negrón & Roberto Paradise

Description: Selected Portfolio (Travel Size) by Jesús ‘Bubu’ Negrón is composed of 14 photographs laminated on wood that offer a breathtaking journey into the artist’s practice for the past 10 years.

See the full list of exhibitions and events at www.fotovisurapavilion.com.

Interested in participating in the FotoVisura Pavilion?

Contact info@fotovisura.com. Great discount rates are available with the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino and Delta Airlines.

More details available at www.fotovisurapavilion.com.

July 30 2012


MediaStorm Post-production Workflow Released for Final Cut Pro X

post-production-workflowWe have released a new version of the MediaStorm Post-production Workflow for Final Cut Pro X.

The workflow takes advantage of many of the new FCP X features and reduces the number of steps from the previous FCP 7 version.

While MediaStorm producers tested and refined the original MediaStorm Post-production Workflow for FCP 7 over seven years and more than 100 projects, we created the workflow for FCP X based on limited work with the new software. At the moment, it is a work in progress.

The updated workflow is bundled with the original FCP 7 workflow and includes access to MediaStorm’s Apple Aperture Workflow and MediaStorm’s Final Cut Asset Parser. Everyone who previously purchased the workflow will receive complimentary access to the FCP X document.

About the MediaStorm Post-Production Workflow

Developed over seven years, the MediaStorm workflow covers every phase of editing, from organizing assets through outputting final projects and archiving. Covering more than 200 steps, our approach efficiently streamlines the editing process with a focus on organization and creativity.

The MediaStorm Post-production Workflow includes:

  • The full 200-step workflow MediaStorm uses everyday with Final Cut Pro 7
  • The new workflow for Final Cut Pro X
  • Exclusive access to MediaStorm’s Apple Aperture Workflow, including information on how to best use the image management program in conjunction with Final Cut Pro
  • Exclusive access to MediaStorm’s Final Cut Asset Parser, a tool we developed to quickly generate a list of asset names used in a Final Cut 7 project
  • Time-saving software suggestions for transcribing audio, syncing and converting and editing video
  • Integration of more than 10 MediaStorm tutorials to help you choose the right music, color correct your video, work efficiently with subtitles, and backup and archive your files effectively
  • Helpful tips on organizing, naming and selecting assets

The MediaStorm Post-production Workflow takes into account best practices from more than 100 multimedia projects by MediaStorm producers.

Online access to MediaStorm’s Post-production Workflow, including MediaStorm’s Apple Aperture Workflow and Final Cut Asset Parser, can be purchased for a one-time fee of $14.95.

Click here for details.

Have you used our Post-Production workflow with FCP 7 or FCP X? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

July 25 2012


May 03 2012


Join Aday.org on May 15

On May 15th Aday.org asks you and people all around the world to pick up your cameras and picture what is close to you. In this unique photographic event, hundreds of thousands of people will work together to create a unique documentation of daily life.

Professionals, amateurs, school children, farmers, social media fans, astronauts and office workers. Cell phone camera, Hasselblad, homemade or borrowed. Aday.org is looking for the perspectives of everyone who enjoys photography. The goal is to inspire perspectives on humankind – today and tomorrow.

All images will be displayed online for you and everyone to explore. Some of them will be selected for a book, others will be displayed in digital exhibitions. Every single one will be saved for future research and inspiration.

Let a part of your life inspire generations to come. Share your perspective! Read more about the project and sign up to participate.

Take your photos on May 15th and upload them between 15th and 22nd May.

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