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Eight Things I (Re)Learned Editing Travel Anonymous


Sometimes having no limitations is the hardest obstruction. * To paraphrase the late novelist E.L. Doctorow., “[Making a movie] is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights but you can make the whole trip that way.” * In other words, the only way out is through. [...]

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Travel Anonymous: Lessons Learned, Again


I’m a big proponent of working within a set of limitations. I’ve purposefully done this numerous times both at MediaStorm and in my own work: from setting out to make a film that’s exactly one-minute long to creating a fictional movie with the attributes of a documentary. Setting yourself up against restrictions can be a [...]

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Join Us for #ICPMEETUP: Photography and New Storytelling Platforms


MediaStorm’s Executive Producer Brian Storm will serve as the moderator for Photography and New Storytelling Platforms #ICPMEETUP on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 from 7:00–9:00 p.m. in the ICP Student Lounge in New York City. The session will explore the future of visual storytelling with the minds behind Atavist, Medium and The Rockefeller Foundation. Register online to attend this free event. [...]

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Kalish Workshop 2015 Dates Announced


The Kalish Workshop will be holding its next workshop June 12-17, 2015 in Rochester, New York. 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 [...]

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How to Make a Kitchen-Sink Sandwich


When you edit it’s easy to become enamored with your favorite moments, maybe a bit of narration here or a visual sequence there–parts you think are really working. It’s easy to do and it’s natural. But the more important question is, do these sections actually work within the context of the larger piece? Sure, they’re [...]

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