Discovering Daylight in a Sea of Change

Michael Itkoff is cofounder and editor of Daylight, a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography books. He is also the 2006 winner of the Howard Chapnick Grant. Michael and his partner Taj Forer founded an organization dedicated to a print product in 2003, when the industry was already moving to digital. In this interview, he discusses the growth and adaptation of Daylight in the evolving digital landscape and how winning the Howard Chapnick Grant helped him reach his goals. Interview with Michael Itkoff What led you to create Daylight back in 2003? Taj Forer and I founded Daylight in part because we felt that our specific area of interest—photo-based work existing somewhere between the documentary mode and that of fine art—was not being properly addressed by the industry. We set up Daylight as a platform for more subjective, personally experienced truths that were realized through photography. You founded an organization…

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I Love Your Work

I Love Your Work, released today by Jonathan Harris, is an interactive documentary about the private lives of nine women who make lesbian porn. It consists of 2,202 10-second video clips, taken at five-minute intervals over 10 consecutive days. The full interactive website is limited to just 10 viewers per day, and tickets cost $10 each for 24-hour access. There's also a premium package available for $300, which includes one 13x19" limited-edition archival print of I Love Your Work signed by Jonathan Harris and three 24-hour instant-access tickets to the full interactive website (for yourself or as gifts). Ten percent of ticket sales is donated to the Sex Workers Project, providing social and legal services to sex workers. Tickets available at About Jonathan Harris Jonathan Harris makes projects that reimagine how humans relate to technology and to each other. Combining elements of computer science, anthropology, visual art and storytelling, his projects…

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Apply Now for the Platypus Santa Fe Digital Video Storytelling Workshop

The Platypus Digital Video Storytelling Workshop is now accepting applications for its training in Santa Fe, New Mexico this May. The Platypus Workshop 2013: Digital Video Storytelling A 21st century digital storyteller has to be producer, writer, camera, sound, editor, and everything else. Just as the millennia-old platypus—a mash-up of otter, duck and beaver—has evolved and survived, so must the modern photojournalist. In this workshop you learn how to be a digital storyteller using DSLR cameras, compact lights, wireless microphones, and professional editing software. You learn how to find a story, how to interview, how to shoot video sequences that keep your audience enthralled, and how to edit it all together. The workshop is led by one of the icons of photojournalism, Dirck Halstead, formerly TIME Magazine's Senior White House photographer. Also contributing their knowledge and experiences are Beth Corwin, an award-winning network news cameraperson, and Tom Wolsky, one of the gurus…

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New from MediaStorm–480 Votes for Care

MediaStorm is pleased to announce 480 Votes, a new client project for CARE. This project was produced in collaboration with Ripple Effect Images and support from the Harbers Family Foundation. The project is a short, character-driven video piece that shows the life-changing impact CARE’s programs have had on the life of a woman in rural Peru. The piece extends beyond the surface of what the organization provided and speaks to the psychological effects of empowerment. Project Synopsis: Lourdes Pilco is a middle-aged woman who’s spent most of her life working backbreaking jobs for little money. With the help of CARE, Lourdes was able to send her children to school while setting a new standard for women in her community.

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Interactive Storytelling 101 This Weekend at UnionDocs

A primer for nonfiction filmmakers looking to expand into interactive storytelling. This workshop surveys trends in interactive documentary, introduces new technologies being used, and provides a “how-to” for starting and conceptualizing interactive projects. The workshop will look at different approaches to developing non-fiction content with interactivity, and share best practices to translate linear documentary films into dynamic, fluid digital stories. Learn more... Interactive Storytelling 101 Sunday, March 24 at 4:00pm 322 Union Avenue Williamsburg, Brooklyn Cost: $15 Register and learn more: About the Instructors Laurie Sumiye is a filmmaker, designer and artist who uses media and technology to explore new ways of looking at natural and urban environments and people who exist in them. Her varied experience in fine art, interactive media, graphic design, animation and broadcast journalism uniquely informs her work by combining graphic, handmade, digital, and documentary forms. Laurie received her MFA in Integrated Media Arts at CUNY Hunter…

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