The Digital Journalist
2007 Platypus Summer Workshop
July 22-August 4

Maine Photo Workshop
Rockport, Maine

Sponsored by:

Learn From the Platypus

This is the 18th Platypus Workshop to be offered since 1999. It is considered the "Gold Standard" of DV workshops.

The rapidly changing world of new media will offer today's photojournalists new opportunities to tell their stories, whether by print, the Web or television - provided they understand and master the techniques of video. There are crucial differences between the two, previously separate, professions. The rules must be learned before you can break them. The workshop will be taught by Dirck Halstead and PF Bentley, legendary photojournalists who have helped to create a bold new method of visual storytelling

You'll be totally immersed in a new atmosphere from the moment you arrive. The Workshop will provide the newest in 3-chip HD professional digital video cameras. Technical and storytelling skills will be taught, providing the foundation for a new breed of total visual journalists. Workshop graduates will be the spark plugs whose enthusiasm and commitment will energize the environments in which they work - and change the face of media.

The cost of the two-week workshop is $1,750 for Shoot-'n'-Edit students. Producers, who join Shoot 'n' Edit people in teams, cost $795.

Newspapers who are racing to train their staff photographers to create Web video can particularly benefit for this workshop.



Or call 1-877-577-7700

For more information call:

Dirck Halstead – 512-402-0854

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[For a sneak preview of the Platypus experience, check out our 2007 Spring Platypus Workshop Report by participant Larry Price in the April issue of The Digital Journalist.]