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Media Workshops

Platypus Workshops

by Dirck Halstead, former White House photographer for Time and UPI


With partners Apple, Libec and Sennheiser, the Platypus Workshops are considered among the best available for digital video makers. The workshop, held in different cities throughout the United States, features high-definition digital shooting, editing and multimedia with an emphasis on storytelling.

It also focuses on field sound recording, the use of lenses, tripods, multimedia applications and Apple's latest Final Cut Pro editing software. All in a series of sessions that last less than 10 days.

Platypus Workshops has taught over 300 photojournalists since its inception in 1999. Graduates have gone on to do television documentaries, Internet videos and film productions.

For more information about the workshops, contact Dirck Halstead at or

The Digital Journalist is announcing three new Platypus Workshops for 2011.

February 13-19 at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX SOLD OUT
March 27- April 2 at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
October 16-22 at Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, ME

MediaStorm Multimedia Workshops

By MediaStorm, New York City


The MediaStorm Multimedia Workshop in New York City is an intensive, hands-on educational experience in advanced multimedia storytelling. Over the course of a week, participants work in three-person teams, reporting and editing in collaboration with a seasoned multimedia professional to produce a multimedia project for distribution across multiple platforms. Each team produces a professional-quality, ready-for-publication multimedia story.

This is a workshop for seasoned storytellers who have professional multimedia experience and are looking to further expand their multimedia storytelling capabilities. Applicants should have a working knowledge of audio recorders, video and still cameras and non-linear editing software.

This is not an introductory workshop. Participants will be working at a fast-paced professional level, moving from story concept to a completed multimedia story in 7 days. The goal of the workshop is to collaborate with those who have expert skills in specific areas in order to create the best possible project.

For more information, visit:

Maine Media Workshops

By Maine Media Workshops and College in Rockport, Maine

There are many different programs at the Maine Media Workshops, including video, photography, feature film, multimedia and design. All have in common an opportunity to remove oneself from the demands of everyday life and join a passionate community committed to learning a new skill or improving one's work. Students learn by doing, by trying new things and by seeing what works and what doesn't.

From "Storytelling with Canon HDSLRs" to "Advanced Audio Storytelling" to "Multimedia Story Editing" the workshops cover a wide array of topics and features some of the top teachers in the world.

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