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The One Thing

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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 [...]

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Photojournalist Kitra Cahana Defends A Different Kind of Freedom at TED

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In her recent TED talk, photojournalist Kitra Cahana shares the stories of the nomadic, homeless youth she roamed the United States with for months. Tracing her attraction to vagabonds to a bag she packed to run away as a child, Cahana draws parallels between the alternative lifestyle of nomads and the need we all have [...]

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Kalish Workshop 2014 Dates Announced

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The Kalish Workshop will be holding its next workshop June 6-11, 2014 in Muncie, Indiana. This five-day storytelling workshop is taught by Emmy and Pulitzer Prize winning editors. Application deadline is April 1st. The Kalish Workshop The Kalish Workshop is an inspirational and intense five-day experience in editing visual storytelling. It is designed to benefit [...]

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Four Lessons in Filmmaking

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I’m currently wrapping up editing on a new short film. Here are four lessons I’ve learned over the years from making movies. Crew Work with the best people you can afford. And if you can’t afford a great Director of Photography, call in favors and plan to trade services in return. You’ll have to work [...]

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Photojournalist Patrick Brown On a Decade of Documenting Illegal Wildlife Trade

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In 2007, we followed photojournalist Patrick Brown into the vast, dangerous world of Asia’s wild animal market in Black Market. At the time some 30,000 primates, up to five million birds, and ten million reptile skins were a part of the third-largest smuggling operation in the world. Seven years later, illegal wildlife trading is still [...]

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