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Now Playing: Inside Tracks by Rick Smolan

We are pleased to present Inside Tracks with renowned photographer Rick Smolan. In 1977, Robyn Davidson walked 1,700 miles across the Australian outback alone with only four camels to carry her gear and her beloved dog, Diggity, as her companion. National Geographic sent Rick Smolan to photograph her perilous journey.

It took Davidson nine months to complete the trip, traveling through the barren desert landscape—the journey tested and transformed them both, forming a friendship and an immutable bond that continues to this day.

The journey was adapted into a major motion picture, inspired by Robyn’s journey and Rick’s photography.

Want more Tracks? Support Rick’s Kickstarter campaign to self-publish a stunning Smartphone enabled coffee table book based on Robyn Davidson’s legendary camel trek. Make your pledge on Kickstarter.

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MediaStorm Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Hungry Horse by Pieter ten Hoopen

It’s been nearly a decade since Pieter ten Hoopen‘s photography of American people and landscapes grabbed our attention. For over a year, MediaStorm has been collaborating with Pieter on a documentary film called Hungry Horse. Today we launch a Kickstarter campaign to complete the film and bring the everyday legends of Hungry Horse, Montana to the world.

The Project

In Hungry Horse, Pieter ten Hoopen touches on the struggles of poverty, drug use and loss. But he more accurately captures the spirit of renewal, peace and serenity in the lives of the people he documents through stunning landscapes and intimate oral histories. Hungry Horse follows the mythical structure of its subjects’  lives—Charlie Krasselt, Brad Lee Bruursema and Katie Kosnoff—and it is through their stories, and ten Hoopen’s powerful imagery that we learn about the timeless cycle of adventure, loss and renewal.

Your Part

By contributing this campaign, you will help us with the editing and post-production of the film, as well as the development of technologies that will allow ten Hoopen’s film and photography to be displayed within one contained player on the web. It will also help cover the costs of any additional footage needed to complete the film. Funds from this project will be evenly split between Pieter ten Hoopen and MediaStorm.

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You’re Invited: New York Launch of “Photographer’s Paradise”

You are invited to the New York launch of Photographer’s Paradise: Turbulent America 1960-1990 by Jean-Pierre Laffont, published by Glitterati Incorporated. The event will take place on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Clic Gallery in New York, NY.

To attend, RSVP to media@glitteratiincorporated.com.

Over the course of nearly three decades, Jean-Pierre Laffont traveled to all fifty of the United States, documenting the country in all its facets. Photographer’s Paradise is the summation of his work, showing the highs, lows, chaos and solidarity of the American dream.

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Fellowship Opportunity with the Stanford Storytelling Project

Stanford University is seeking a full-time Fellow for the Stanford Storytelling Project, an arts program within the Oral Communication Program. The initial appointment will be for the 2014-15 academic year, with the possibility of re-appointment and the salary range is $50-59k, depending on start date. Applications will be accepted through September 23rd, 2014.

The SSP Fellow’s major duties include developing and teaching courses, designing and delivering workshops, training SSP student staff, mentoring students, and collaborating with faculty to design storytelling course components. The Fellow will also help develop and manage the SSP’s radio program, State of the Human, and help lead its weekly craft workshop, StoryLab.
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MediaStorm Guide to Exporting from the Premiere Pro Project Window

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.

In earlier versions of Premiere Pro, it was necessary to put media onto a timeline before exporting.

The latest update to the program, Premiere Pro 2014, changes this, making it easy to export any asset or even an entire sequence straight from the Project window.

Here’s how:

In the Project window, simply select a clip or sequence. Then, right-click and choose Export Media… at the bottom of the menu.


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