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UN UNICO DESTINO

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2013 migrant tragedy in which up to 200 people died recorded in Tv-documentary

A boat full of Syrian and Palestinian migrants capsized after taking in water 60 miles south of Lampedusa. The Armed Forces of Malta rescued 143 migrants and 56 were taken to the Italian island.

More than 50 people – and possibly up to 200 – died that day when many others were saved by Maltese and Italian forces.

A number of Italian navy officers had been charged of manslaughter and failure to render assistance during the tragedy before the Italian courts.

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Una storia di Fabrizio Gatti, scritta da Diana Ligorio, editor Emiliano Bechi Gabrielli, filmmaker Maurizio Felicetti (che è anche direttore della fotografia), Francesco Mazzetti e Ivan M. Consiglio (che è anche il produttore associato per la Malta24 Ltd.); produttore esecutivo Laura Guglielmetti.

L’uscita del film è accompagnata da un racconto di Fabrizio Gatti su Super8 di Repubblica venerdì 13 ottobre. E da lunedì 16 ottobre sulle edizioni online di Espresso e Repubblica la webserie “Un unico destino”: cinque puntate con le tappe del viaggio, la rete dei trafficanti, le interviste ai protagonisti e i retroscena del naufragio che ha cambiato la nostra storia.

Una clip del film “Un unico destino”, che andrà in onda in prima assoluta domenica 15 ottobre alle 21.15 su SkyAtlantic, all’interno del ciclo “Il racconto del reale” e sarà trasmesso in replica, sempre su SkyAtlantic, da lunedì 16 ottobre.

Read more at: “Un unico destino”: esce il lungometraggio esclusivo dell’Espresso e Repubblica che rivela le verità nascoste sulla strage nel Mediterraneo

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Saying it in Maltese: Siblings on a mission to make you say it right – The Malta Independent


http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2017-09-01/local-news/Saying-it-in-Maltese-Siblings-on-a-mission-to-make-you-say-it-right-6736178469

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MIPP WATERPOLO WORKSHOP EVENT

Waterpolo Workshop Event for paid members only:

Those members who would like to join in this fun and learning workshop, please book by 31st July 2017. Only those who book will be able to enter. Please do not turn up without a booking as the ASA will not allow others not booked-up to enter.

Leading workshop is Martin Agius, AMIPP ASIFGP

Bookings on courses@mipp-malta.com

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MIPP PUBLISHES UPDATED EVENT CALENDAR OF ITS EVENTS

Kindly note an update of the rest of the year’s events. Members to note that some of the events will be held at Hilltop Gardens and not always at Le Meridien. Le Meridien will be undergoing refurbishment soon (as the hotel have been incorporated with another chain of hotels), and thus some changes and disruption are imminent. Remember also that parking at Meridien hotel is not free anymore. See you at the meetings!

To keep you well informed, the MIPP will be regularly posting the meetings and details on its Facebook Groups.

MIPP members are reminded to submit 3 jpg images – not more than 2mb – by 30th July on submissions@mipp-malta.com. They will then be able to get feedback and assessment on Tuesday 8th August during the below members meeting:

DOUBLE TITLE:
VERONICA BUSUTTIL – A DOSE OF VITAMIN SEA &
KEVIN CASHA – CHARLES CALLEJA – MEMBERS’ IMAGE REVIEW
19:30 Le Meridien Hotel

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SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN THE MIPP LICENTIATE QUALIFICATION

The forthcoming MIPP meeting when the first LMIPP digital panels will be judged (see details in below promo attached). The MIPP is inviting all to attend and experience the level required and the method of assessment and judging.
 
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MIPP CELEBRATES WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY 2017

WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY – Saturday19th August
join the celebration, fuller details https://goo.gl/6ZkRuK

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Photographer at the centre of bizarre court battle reveals that being sued by a monkey has left him broke – The Telegraph

Photographer at the centre of bizarre court battle reveals that being sued by a monkey has left him broke – The Telegraph

https://apple.news/AgLbxFpNNQ_iutJE5_H34Rg

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A PICTURE CAN SAY A MILLION WORDS

Une photo bien plus que des mots

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MIPP Foundations in Image Editing Course – 2017 edition

MIPP Foundations in Image Editing – 2017

 

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Course:

 

From 27th September to 2nd November 2017

 

Lecturer: Martin Agius AMIPP ASIFGP

 

Co-ordinator: Kevin Casha FMIPP FSWPP AMPS AMPA

 

 

 

Booking Deadline: 31st August, 2017

 

A practical foundation course for all those who want to get an excellent grounding in practical Digital Editing. It is necessary that all participants bring their own laptop. A participation certificate will only be given to those attendees who will attend for at least 80% of course. Tasks and work files will be provided. This course will be run in English if required.

 

 

Venue – Hilltop Gardens, Naxxar

 

Start Time: 7.00 pm (approx. 2 hour duration).

 

 

Fees:

 

MIPP members: €60 Non members: €80.

Special offer for non members: Course plus MIPP 2017 & 2018 full membership €100.

 

Payment for the course is on booking.

 

Only a limited number of students can be accommodated so booking will be held on a first come – first served basis.

 

 

 

Course details: Foundation in Image Editing:

 

Lesson 1 – Wednesday 27th September 2017

 

Introduction to Photoshop, Workspace, Bridge, Camera RAW & Shortcuts

Importing Photos into Bridge, Speeding Up Photoshop, Configuring Bridge & Photoshop, Palettes

 

Lesson 2 – Thursday 5th October 2017

 

Essential Photoshop tools

Cropping & Vignettes

Manipulating Contrast & Brightness – Curves, Brightness/Contrast, Levels

Colour enhancement & correction.

Sharpening – Adjust Sharpness, High Pass Sharpening & Unsharp Mask

 

Lesson 3 – Wednesday 11th October 2017

 

Retouching Marks & Blemishes – Clone Stamp Tool, Spot Healing Brush & Content-Aware Handling Raw Files

 

Lesson 4 – Thursday 19th October 2017

 

Monochrome – Professional Conversion of Colour images into Black & White, Monotone and Sepia Layers and Masks explained

 

Lesson 5 – Wednesday 25th October 2017

 

Selection Techniques – Marquee Tools, Lasso, Quick Selection Tool, Magic Wand, Refine Edge. Compositing – replacing a background

 

Lesson 6 – Thursday 2nd November 2017

 

Producing Text, Frames & Borders, Creating Panoramas – Stitching Photos

HDR – High Dynamic range processing, Creating simple Action tools

 

 

 

*The MIPP reserves the right to cancel any course/s if the sufficient amount of participants is not attained.

 

For bookings and enquiries kindly contact MIPP course director Kevin Casha on courses@mippmalta.com quoting course title when applying.

 

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BOOKING INFO:

 

There are three payment options: Go onto our website link http://www.mipp-malta.com/index.php/joinus

 

Option 1: If you are a member, you can pay for the courses directly through the Bank of Valletta website: http://www.bov.com and log in to BOV internet banking with your Securekey. You can thus avail yourself of the special subsidized rates for MIPP members.

 

Option 2: If you want to join the MIPP and attend the course, you can download the MIPP Membership Application Form, http://www.mipp-malta.com/index.php/join-us fill it in and send it together with your cheque for 40 euros and the relevant course fee for MIPP members. Please make the cheque payable to THE TREASURER, MIPP. Postal Address is MIPP PO Box 8, Birkirkara, BKR 1000. Acceptance of your membership is subject to MIPP approval.

 

Option 3: If you are a non member (and you do not want to join the MIPP), you can pay for the

courses directly through the Bank of Valletta website: http://www.bov.com and log in to BOV internet banking with your Securekey or you can send your relevant non member course fee by cheque. Please make the cheque payable to THE TREASURER, MIPP. Postal Address is MIPP PO Box 8, Birkirkara, BKR 1000.

 

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MIPP GOZO PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP (in collaboration with Gozo Photography Association)

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MIPP GOZO PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP (in collaboration with Gozo Photography Association)

Programme:

SUNDAY 9th July
08.15 – Meet on 8.15 ferry boat at Cirkewwa (cars to be left in Malta)
08.45 – Arrival at Mgarr Gozo and rendezvous with van
09.15 – Photography around the new Citadella
10.15 – Visit to Aurora Theatre, in Rabat
11.15 – Free time in Rabat for street photography
12.15 – Lunch at El Dorado (pizza/pasta approx. 8 eur. NOT INCLUDED IN TICKET)
13.45 – Rendezvous van
14.00 – Visit to Ta’ Pinu church
15.15 – Model photography in Gharb village
17.15 – End and return to Mgarr harbour to catch 6pm ferry boat.

Approx. costs per person :
Transport in Gozo (6 eur) (we leave our transport at Cirkewwa)
Gozo Ferry ticket
Light Lunch (approx. 8 eur)

BOOKINGS by 6th July on courses@mipp-malta.com

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