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Velicko Trajkovski was born in Skopje in the neighborhood that is close to the house of workers Rabotnicki. At that time gynaecology clinic does not existed in Skopje and his mother delivered him at home. When he was a kid, he played by the Vardar River, he swam and he watched fishermen who fished.

He was happy when was young. Looking at River Vardar he often recalls on the flood in 1962. The water threatened sank the bridge near the banks in the times of floods, but the Army did not mine the bridge and it exists even in present days.

Trajkovski sells books by the river in Skopje and make a leaving of it. Velicko is by the river every day regardless weather is sunny and bright or it is cold and it snows and no buyers come to buy a book.He tells that books mean a lot to him and inspire him to explore the world of mathematics and complicated formulas.
Trajkovski sells used books and occasionally he do need to restore them, glue their pages or covers.

This story is made according to MediaStorm manual on Producing in Final Cut Pro. Photogrpahy by Aleksandra Dukovska.

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Ivan Meshkovski tells the story on both traditional and renewed manifestation Galicnik Wedding. Meshkovski works during the summer at Villa Dosta as a guide in the Museum of Galicnik. Wedding ceremony processed in traditional way around or on St. Peter’s day is a symbol for attempts to revive life in this village in western part of Republic of Macedonia. The manifestation Galicnik Wedding is organized since 1963. The organization of manifestation follows around thirty wedding customs form the past.

Meshkovski recalls on first photography of the Wedding. This story is produced for State Alumni AIEF project on Rural Tourism as an alternative income for marginalized communities.  Ivan Meshkovski tells the story on both traditional and renewed manifestation Galicnik Wedding. Meshkovski works during the summer at Villa Dosta as a guide in the Museum of Galicnik.

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Wedding ceremony processed in traditional way around or on St. Peter’s day is a symbol for attempts to revive life in this village in western part of Republic of Macedonia.
The manifestation Galicnik Wedding is organized since 1963. The organization of manifestation follows around thirty wedding customs form the past. Meshkovski recalls on first photography of the Wedding. This story is produced for State Alumni AIEF project on Rural Tourism as an alternative income for marginalized communities.

Founder and executive producer of MediaStorm - Brian Storm
Founder and executive producer of MediaStorm – Brian Storm

The power of visual storytelling unfolded the simple story about big issues: love, quality of food, Rwanda rape victims, climate change, private and public partnership.
If something hit me for the past seven months in the USA that is it. It is the endless power of visual storytelling, good combination of narration and music. Simple approach and many hours of extraordinary post-production.

Brian Storm, founder and executive producer of MediaStorm shared with us his way of developing the story, his unique approach towards advocacy journalism combined with multimedia tools that results in simply, interesting, delicate, modern and dynamic storytelling. Highlight of the night from his speech:

“It is our job as a journalist to create.”
Storm shared with us useful ideas how to keep your independence, work for the best companies and organization and give the people to freedom to combine journalism and to tell the stories with creativity.

MediaStorm stories, documentaries and animation are different because of concept of advocacy journalism. 
What is the common for me in the USA and you from Macedonia, he asked at the meeting with Hubert Humphrey Fellows? People.
Indeed, people are the best storytellers and they can give you the biggest inspiration one can imagine.

This is not about the news and the facts. This is about the life around us. The stories that should have the impact, make you cry and show you the close up of everyday life.

[View the story “Brian Storm @ Cronkite School of Journalism” on Storify]

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