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#NowPlaying: Shiho Fukada and World Press Photo on Multimedia Week Podcast

Here are two great episodes of the Multimedia Week podcast to start your week:

EP 22 – Interview with Shiho Fukada

Shiho Fukada joins the podcast to discuss her World Press Photo award-winning project Japan’s Disposable Workers. In this interview with DJ Clark, Shiho speaks about how she worked on the photography project and the additional benefits having a multimedia component brings to it.

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MediaStorm Wins NPPA Best of Photojournalism Awards’ Best Use of Multimedia & More

MediaStorm is delighted to announce that The Long Night, our feature-length collaboration with multimedia journalist Tim Matsui funded by the Alexia Foundation, was named Best Use Of Multimedia in NPPA’s 2015 Best Of Photojournalism Multimedia contest. The project was also recognized with first place in the Documentary Multimedia Story category. The Los Angeles Times’ Product of Mexico was awarded second place in the category while third place went to The Denver Post’s Trying to Live, Trying to Learn.

MediaStorm was awarded second place in the Multimedia Portfolio category for Hungry Horse: Legends of the Everyday, The Long Night, Japan’s Disposable Workers, The Last Chapter, Coney Island Jay and Inside Tracks. The Denver Post took first place in the category, while St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Los Angeles Times received third place and honorable mention respectively.

For a full list of this year’s winners see the NPPA BoP winners list. Congratulations to this year’s winners.


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Join Us in 2015 for One Day and Methodology Workshops (New Dates Added)

MediaStorm provides a variety of intensive, hands-on educational experiences in advanced storytelling. Choose the workshop that best suits your goals and apply online by the deadlines below.

One Day Workshop

A one day overview session with Brian Storm focused on the art and business of digital storytelling in Brooklyn, NY.

Upcoming dates:

  • April 11, 2015 – Apply now
  • May 23, 2015 – Apply by: April 17, 2015
  • July 18, 2015 – Apply by: June 16, 2015
  • August 15, 2015 – Apply by: July 15, 2015
  • September 19, 2015 – Apply by: Aug 28, 2015
  • October 17, 2015 – Apply by: Sep 18, 2015
  • November 21, 2015 – Apply by: Oct 30, 2015

Learn more about the One Day Workshop and read the testimonials of past participants.

Methodology Workshop

The Methodology Workshop is tailored to freelancers, educators and business leaders who want to integrate MediaStorm methods into their curriculum or approach to storytelling.

Upcoming dates:

  • June 22-26, 2015 – Apply by: May 25, 2015
  • December 7-11, 2015 – Apply by: Nov 5, 2015

Learn more about the Methodology Workshop and read the testimonials of past participants.

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Transcription and Text, Working Together: The Premiere Pro CC I Want

In a digital world, transcription feels like tube amps and mechanical typewriters. It’s an affront to all things modern. In short, it’s a laborious process that kind of sucks.

Sure, Premiere Pro has some built-in tools, but they feel mostly like an experiment and a bad one at that.

Apple offers a dictation service that is remarkably good with a human voice but falls short when you feed an audio file to it.

So how come a better solution doesn’t exist, one that offers a deep integration between the timeline and a transcript?

Adobe, if you’re listening, here’s my dream for Premiere Pro CC 2016.

Audio Transcription On Ingestion
Import a file with audio and Premiere Pro automatically emeds a timecode-based transcript into the file.

Text Document That Contains All Transcription In A Sequence
Premiere Pro creates a text document based on which portions of a clip are used in a timeline.

Text/Timeline Integration
Highlight a clip on the timeline and the corresponding section of the transcript also becomes highlighted. And conversely, highlight a portion of the script and the timeline clip becomes selected.

The amount of time saved with this workflow would be extravagant.

I’d easily pay a thousand dollars or more for this kind of power. And I bet a lot of other people would to.

So who wants to take my money?

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Deadlines for UnionDocs Summer Documentary Intensive and Collaborative Studio Approaching

UnionDocs’ call for their Summer Documentary Intensive will close this month. If you’re an emerging filmmaker looking for a short-term but immersive program to develop your next project, look no further. Final deadline is March 30th, 2015.

Deadline for UnionDocs Collaborative Studio (CoLAB), a 10 month program for media artists, is April 3rd, 2015.

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