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MediaStorm Guide to Preparing for 4K Monitors

Currently at MediaStorm we’re testing out a couple of 4K monitors to get a jump start on the future.

The most startling difference between our battle-worn Apple 30-inch monitors and the new Samsung 32-inch 4K ones is the abundance of extra real estate.

The screenshot below shows the approximate full-screen size of Premiere Pro on our older monitors. You can see there’s about a third more space now.

The resolution, as you might expect, is spectacular. Fonts are crisp. Images are striking.

But this comes at a price. Text, to my aged eyes, is tiny. Minuscule even. There are, however, workarounds.

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Alexia Foundation Opens Call for Grant Applications

SALVADOR DE BAHIA, BRAZIL – JANUARY 22, 2011: Ana celebrating her sixth birthday. She was born and has grown up inside the abandonated chocolate factory, on January 22, 2011 in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. This impoverished community took up residence in an old abandoned chocolate factory on the coast in Salvador de Bahia. Sebastian Liste/Reportage for Getty Images. Sebastian Liste was the recipient of the 2014 Alexia Professional Grant.

The Alexia Foundation is accepting grant applications for its 2015 Professional and Student Grants. The deadline for submissions for the Professional Grant is 2 p.m. on January 29th, 2015. The deadline for the Student Grant is 2 p.m. on February 2nd, 2015.

The Alexia Foundation Grants were established to give voice to those who go unheard, foster cultural understanding and expose social injustice. The strength of the proposal will be judged equally to photographic skills. The Grant goes to those who clearly and concisely propose significant projects that share in the Foundation’s mission of promoting peace and understanding and who also submit photographs that reflect the ability to execute their proposed project.

Available Grants

  • The Professional Grant recipient will receive to $20,000 to help produce his or her proposed project.
  • The Student Winner will receive funding for a semester at the Syracuse University London Program, a $1,000 cash grant to help produce the proposed body of work, and $500 will be awarded to that student’s academic department. A student award will also be given to the Second Place Winner. The judges will determine the number of Award of Excellence Winners there will be.
  • The Gilka Grant, honoring Robert E. Gilka, will recognize the best student project proposal that also includes a multimedia component. The winner of the Gilka Grant will receive a scholarship to attend the Kalish Workshop.

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Worth Watching #167: SLOMO

Thanks to Brian Dawson for the link. Dr. John Kitchin says, “I’m just trying to get to the end of my life without becoming an asshole again.” Simplifying life is always an appealing concept. – Brian Storm

SLOMO from Josh Izenberg on Vimeo.

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Worth Watching #166: Mac Premo

Bas Berkhout’s creative take on the creative Mac Premo. – Brian Storm

Mac Premo from Bas Berkhout on Vimeo.

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Join Brian Storm For UnionDocs Multimedia Storytelling Workshop

On Saturday, December 13th, 2014, UnionDocs will host “Multimedia Storytelling with MediaStorm” featuring our executive producer and founder Brian Storm. The workshop will begin at 7:30 pm in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets cost $20 and are available at UnionDocs.org.

Event Details

Citing work by MediaStorm which received numerous honors including five Webby Awards, four Emmys, and the first-ever duPont Award for a Web-based production, Storm will emphasize how storytelling continues to evolve as a result of technological innovations and an expanding media universe. The digital age gives filmmakers, documentary photographers and photojournalists extraordinary and unprecedented new ways to tell stories.

With this new ability, you can also exercise a greater level of authorship with your work. How can the long-form, in-depth visual storyteller satisfy both their journalistic and financial needs in this environment? Learn how to disseminate your work to create an impact on the subject, issue and hopefully society.

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