Renowned photographer Gregory Heisler talks finding your visual voice at Maine Media Workshop.
It’s more than fun and games for our Storytelling Workshop participants. They’re working hard this week to produce a new film with our production team.
The final product will premiere on MediaStorm.com soon. Follow us on Instagram (@MediaStorm) to keep an eye on their progress.
We’re proud to announce our collaboration with Soledad O’Brien’s Starfish Media Group: “The War Comes Home” premieres on CNN, August 12th at 9 p.m. EST.
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The first rule of research is don’t listen to users.
A screencast to accompany "MediaStorm Guide to Using Adobe Lightroom with Premiere Pro" blog post. See the project at http://mediastorm.com/blog/2014/07/08/mediastorm-guide-to-using-adobe-lightroom-with-premiere-pro
PHILIPPINES, ALIAGA : Residents covered in mud and wearing costumes made from banana leaves walk from a rice field to the church as they take part in a religious festival in honor of St. John the Baptist, also known locally as the “mud people” festival in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija province, north of Manila, on June 24, 2014. Farmers coated in mud paraded in Philippine villages to mark one of the Catholic nation’s most colourful religious festivals. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE
Apply for the Alexia Foundation’s 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant
There are just a handful of days left to apply for the 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant. The deadline is Monday, June 30, 2014 at 2 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time. The Grant provides $25,000 for a serious documentary photographic project encompassing any issue involving women anywhere in the world. Photographers and visual journalists from any country may apply for this Grant.
Above, a photo from 2012 grant winner Tim Matsui, who documented sex trafficking. Here, young women from ages 15 to 19, prepare for a night of work at the Violin Karaoke bar in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Their job is to sell drinks to customers who book the karaoke rooms; in the neighboring dance club, also part of the Violin, there are cocktail waitresses. However, many are also freelance sex workers or ‘bar girls’ who make their own arrangements with the customers for a ‘date.’ (Photo by Tim Matsui/Courtesy of the Alexia Foundation)
Editing is about making decisions, thousands and thousands of them. Everything from whether to use a one-frame audio dissolve that will ultimately go unnoticed to how to arrange the scenes of your story in order to create the most powerful dramatic arc—the kind of choice that will ultimately determine the success of your work. Decisions lead to other options which lead to other decisions and on and on, seemingly forever.
The last time I wrote about social media, I made the case for storytellers and content creators to listen before they do any brand promotion online. Observing your online network should’ve given you some insight into what topics interest your neck of the digital woods. Now that you’re ready to talk, what do you say? Here are a few easy ways to package and deploy that insight to benefit your social media strategy. -