MediaStorm Sponsors IAFOR Documentary Photography Award

We are pleased to serve as a sponsor of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award.



This new award seeks to promote and assist in the professional development of emerging documentary photographers and photojournalists.

In addition to a £1,000 cash award, mentorship sessions, exhibitions in the UK and Japan, and an invitation to an IAFOR conference in Asia, Europe or North America, the first place winner will receive a place in our One Day Workshop. Winners will be announced July 15th.

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Future of Storytelling Prize Opens Call for Submissions

Future of Storytelling has opened the 2015 submissions for the FoST prize, which awards $10,000 to the most innovative, narrative driven projects from around the world. The FoST Prize aims to cultivate the talents of those pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a storyteller in the digital age, and to help shape the future of entertainment, information, and communications.

Application deadline is July 26th.

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Premiere Premiere Pro CC 2015 Preview

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. As you may have heard, Adobe previewed Premiere Pro CC 2015 at April’s NAB show. There are some really innovative new features to look forward to and we will, of course, be providing new guides once we get our hands on the update. In the meantime, here’s a video roundup of what to expect: Adobe’s full NAB presentation. The company’s official blog post. One feature I’m really looking forward to is trying the new morph cut that makes jump cuts look seamless, as if by magic. A great rundown of CC 2015’s enhanced color correction tools. Some context courtesy of Pro Video Coalition. A quick overview from Dave…

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W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Opens Call Howard Chapnick Grant Applications

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund is now accepting applications for the Howard Chapnick Grant, to encourage and support leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing research, education and management. Deadline to apply is July 15th, 2015. Grant Details The annual $5,000 Chapnick Grant may be used to finance any of a range of qualified undertakings, such as an educational program, research, a special long-term sabbatical project, or an internship to work with a noteworthy group or individual. Special consideration will be given to projects that promote social change and/or serve significant concerns of photojournalism. The grant is not intended to be used for the direct productions of photographs. Recipients of the Howard Chapnick Grant will be selected by the Board of Trustees of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund in Humanistic Photography. The Howard Chapnick Grant is supported by Harbers Family Foundation and honors the memory of Howard Chapnick and…

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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…

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