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MediaStorm Presents the 2015 ICP Infinity Awardee Films

MediaStorm is pleased to present a film series produced in collaboration with the International Center of Photography with support from Harbers Studios.

Since 1985 ICP’s Infinity Awards have brought attention to outstanding achievements in photography by honoring individuals with distinguished careers in the field and identifying future luminaries. The 2015 Infinity Awards films serve as a portrait of some of the important contributors to photography today.

 Photojournalism: Tomas van Houtryve

Tomas van Houtryve wants there to be a permanent visual record of the dawn of the drone age, the period in American history when America started outsourcing their military to flying robots. In order to create this record, Van Houtryve sent his own drone into American skies.

Young Photographer: Evgenia Arbugaeva

Evgenia Arbugaeva was born in the magical town of Tiksi, Russia. Located in the Arctic, the barren, white landscape influenced Arbugaeva in almost every aspect of her dreamlike photography.

Art: Larry Fink

Larry Fink has spent over 40 years photographing jazz musicians, wealthy Manhattanites, his neighbors, fashion models, and the celebrity elite. His archive is a thoughtful collection of American history, and Fink’s experience of it.

 Publication: LaToya Ruby Frazier

LaToya Ruby Frazier’s body of work “The Notion of Family” examines the impact of the steel industry and health care system on the community of Braddock. She uses portraits of her mother, grandmother and herself as symbols for each economic period in the decline of the industry.

Cornell Capa Lifetime Achievement: Graciela Iturbide

Graciela Iturbide always photographs what surprises her. Her imaginative photographs embrace the wonder of the natural world—reflecting her love for life and her playfulness with death.

New Media: Question Bridge

Created over a four-year period, Question Bridge: Black Men offers a stunningly simple but profound vantage point: the ability to listen in as black men talk to each other.

Trustee Award: The Lean In Collection

Getty Images and Leanin.org have teamed up to repicture not just women, but men, families, and the workplace. As Leanin.org founder Sheryl Sandberg says, “If you can’t see it, you can’t be it.”

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Applications Now Open for Cowbird Unheard Voices Grant

Storytelling platform Cowbird is on a mission to balance the media landscape by amplifying unheard, marginalized voices from around the world — in their own words, sounds and images.

The very first Cowbird Unheard Voices Grant is now accepting applications for journalists and community organizers through midnight, May 10th, 2015.

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MediaStorm Guide to Sharing Sequences Between Computers in Premiere Pro CC

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.

Sharing sequences between team members is easy with the latest version of Premiere Pro CC.

As often happens during our workshops, a participant will cut a sequence using her laptop. We’ll then need to import that work into the main project on a second computer.

Here’s how we do it:

In the Media Browser window (Shift–8), navigate to the project file that contains the sequence you’d like to import.

Double-click the file and you’ll see all of the sequences and media available in that project.

To import, simply drag the relevant sequence from the Media Browser to the Project window.

A couple of caveats: first, make sure that all media resides of your primary hard drives.

If you’ve connected a transfer drive in the process of importing your sequence, eject it and make sure your assets point to the right directory. You can do this by right-clicking on a file and selecting Reveal in Finder…

If for some reason, the assets on your sequence are not connect to the proper files, you’ll need to select them all (Command-A) then right-click a file and choose Make Offline…

Finally, reconnect by repeating the steps above but this time choosing Link Media… and then navigating to the correct location

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Job Alert: Visiting Assistant Professor in the Journalism School at the University of Iowa

The Journalism School at the University of Iowa is accepting applications for a one-year teaching position that will start August 15th, 2015. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to take a year off from his/her job to have a close-up view of Iowa, devote time for a long project, or transition into university teaching.




First-round candidates will be identified by May 4th, 2015. Apply online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ (requisition #066286).

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UNC Chapel Hill Students Launch Interactive Project “After the Shooting”

On February 10th, 2015 the violent murders of three Muslim students in the small university town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina caught the world’s attention. Within a day global discourse reached a fever pitch - news crews arrived, vigils were planned across the world and hashtags such as #muslimlivesmatter and #ourthreewinners were trending on social media. How and why could a seemly liberal town be the backdrop for an anti-Muslim hate crime?

After the Shooting is UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication students’ attempt to understand the complicated issues surrounding the tragedy that occurred in their backyard. In their words, “As students, journalists and members of this community, we felt a responsibility to respond to this event. We created this project as a tool for communication, connection and understanding. We analyzed mainstream coverage and worked to provide an alternative narrative by curating conversations between members of our own community.”


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