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Job Alert: RIT Assistant Professor Position in Photojournalism Program

The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology is now accepting applications for an Assistant Professor position in its Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Photojournalism program. This is a tenure track position. Application review begins December 1st, 2014 and continues until the position is filled.

Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate photojournalism courses in interactive multimedia design with strong photojournalistic and visual narrative skills. Ideal candidates will be dedicated to scholarship and service, including student career advisement, and provide leadership and vision in the continued interdisciplinary vibrancy of the School’s BFA program, its students and curriculum.

Qualifications

  • MFA with photojournalism focus preferred for tenure track appointment. A MS and MA degree with professional distinction (awards, prizes, publications) may also be considered for tenure track appointment. A BFA or BA in photojournalism with equivalent professional experience with distinction may be considered for non-tenure, professional rank.
  • Minimum of five years professional experience in field of photojournalism with a substantial record of professional accomplishment in interactive multimedia.
  • Portfolio must demonstrate following required expertise: Thorough professional knowledge and experience of web design, graphic design, information architecture and visualization, and multi-platform usability.
  • Strong demonstrated abilities in picture editing, including layout and design, and basic management experience.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Minimum of three years of teaching experience at the college or university level.
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Apply

Apply online, search openings, then Keyword Search 1385BR.

For more information including required documents for applications visit RIT.edu.

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MediaStorm Guide to Selecting Clips in Premiere Pro Without a Mouse

This article is part of a series of posts with tips and tricks from our producers’ experience working with Adobe Premiere Pro CC after years of working in Final Cut Pro. To read more about why we made the switch, check out this post.


Last week, a friend asked if there was a way in Premiere Pro to select more than one track at a time using only the keyboard.

The answer is yes.

The keyboard shortcut D will select all clips under the playhead, so long as the respective tracks are highlighted.

In the example below, you’ll see that Video 3 is not highlighted, so when I press D, clips on that track are not selected.

If you’d like the ability to toggle your audio and video tracks on and off without using the mouse, you can create a custom keyboard shortcut key for each.

Open the Keyboard Shortcut window (Option-Command-K) and search for the word “toggle.”

At MediaStorm, we use Shift-Control + [track number] for video channels and Shift-Control-Option + [track number] for audio channels.

As a side note, another cool trick I discovered is the ability to select the next and previous clips in a sequence.

To do this use the up and down arrow to jump to the previous or next clip as you normally would, but adding the command key will select the clip as you go.

In my tests, this only seems to work with clips on Audio and Video channel 1.

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MediaStorm Guide to Adjusting Output Volume in Premiere Pro

This article is part of a series of posts with tips and tricks from our producers’ experience working with Adobe Premiere Pro CC after years of working in Final Cut Pro. To read more about why we made the switch, check out this post.


Let’s say you’ve mixed your audio and for whatever reason it’s consistently a little too low or a bit hot. Sure, you could return to your timeline and remix again, but that’s time consuming.

Premiere Pro 2014 offers a quick and elegant solution.

First, open the Audio Track Mixer. (Note that this is different from the Audio Clip Mixer.)

Open the disclosure triangle on the top left side.


On the far right, you’ll see the Master channel. In the grey box above it, hover over the right-side dot, then right-click Special > Mastering.

You’re FX Slot should now look like this:

Double-click the Mastering effect and the Track Fx Editor-Mastering window will appear.

To adjust your overall audio relative to it’s current volume, simply slide the Output Gain accordingly.

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Remembering Our Veterans: Stories of Service

We are proud to document the stories of the men and women who risk their lives to serve and protect our country and the families that stand behind them. This Veteran’s Day, share their experiences and hear their voices through firsthand accounts.

As the U.S. prepares for the final drawdown of soldiers from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Soledad O’Brien and MediaStorm take an intimate look at two veterans as they struggle with the transition from war to home. An encore presentation of The War Comes Home will air on CNN today at 9 p.m. EST.

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MediaStorm Presents: “The Far End of the Road” for GAIA

Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) takes the medical breakthroughs of the developed world and brings them to The Far End of the Road where 1 out of 6 adults is HIV-positive and healthcare can be many hours away.

GAIA is successful, in part, because its dedicated staff brings care to those who might otherwise go without. Training and deploying mobile clinics, village health workers, and nursing scholars, GAIA builds stronger, healthier communities that are leading the way towards an AIDS-free future.

In The Far End of the Road, MediaStorm follows the story of two women working to create better health for Malawi.

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