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The Platypus Goes to Maine
Just as I was getting prepared to go off to the Democratic Convention in Boston, I got last-minute e-mail from David Lyman, the director of the Maine Photo Workshop. He had a last-minute cancellation from an instructor who was going to teach a two-week Digital Video course, and he wanted to know if I could fill in.
The prospect of cool breezes, sparkling water, and lobsters sounded a lot better than going through the maze of security in Boston, so I accepted. We would do a Platypus Workshop for him.
So, I figured we were going to have a rough two weeks.
Somehow, they pulled it off.
At the final presentation of their work on the big screen in the workshop theatre, they simply aced the other classes, some of which were advanced filmmaking workshops. At the end of their show, they got a standing ovation from the 300-plus other students.
I can honestly say that as a group, they produced the finest stories that any Platypus class has ever done.
I think their work is a testimony to how well the Platypus concept works.
We thought we would share their work with you in our theatre.
THE PLATYPUS CLASS AT THE MAINE PHOTO WORKSHOP, AUGUST 2004:
P.S.: It is not too early to apply for the next workshop. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Platypus theater is brought to you by Canon Video. Send Canon a message of thanks.
© Dirck Halstead
Editor and Publisher of the Digital Journalist
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