Work with a Documentary journalist and experience DSLR cameras to help better tell stories.

Understand story and how it works. Young News reporters and still photographers curious about the digital function on their camera, documentary filmmakers interested in cinematic images…this workshop is for you.  Work with a Documentary journalist and experience the DSLR cameras to help better tell stories.  Students find and shoot documentary projects within the local community.  Learn to cover production, lighting, workflow, file conversion, and external audio source syncing issues.


Familiarity with digital camera in manual mode.  Understanding of aperture and shutter speed relations and DSLR camera functions.

What to bring:

We have it all here.

What you will learn:

Learn to tell stories with DSLR cameras.  Learn to cover production, lighting, workflow, file conversion, and external audio source syncing issues. 

About the Young Artists Program: Young Artists’ days are comprised of both classroom and field/location work: lectures and critiques, demonstrations, shooting, editing, writing, computer workflow and/or darkroom work, depending on the workshop. All instructors are talented industry professionals as well as experienced educators and each works with a teaching assistant, providing additional support for their class. The students are busy all day and into the mid-evening hours, attending presentations from visiting master faculty. All Young Artists reside at a nearby residence (a motel-style building, with four students to a room, gender specific, and private bath) located 3/4 of a mile from campus. The property is controlled by Maine Media Workshops and is used exclusively by students and their counselors. Students are shuttled to the main campus each morning for breakfast and to begin their day and are driven back at the end of the each day following their last class or other scheduled activity. All meals are taken together. Parents can indicate any special dietary needs upon registration. Counselors supervise the students 24 hours a day and help make group decisions about weekend activities like swimming, bowling and hiking. Coin laundry facilities are available on campus. A lobster dinner is served (there are other choices) on the last Friday night of each workshop and all Workshops students gather for an evening presentation of highlights from the week’s work. Parents are welcome to attend and meal tickets may be purchased in the Registration Office.

We recommend students have access to $75 over the week for incidentals, snacks, movies, field trips etc.

Check-in is on Sunday, between 3 and 6 PM and departure is on Saturday morning.

Tuition Note: includes room and board.

© Mark Dawson

Course Dates

This course is not offered at this time.
Check our full workshop listing for other alternatives.

Please email us or call 1-877-577-7700 with any questions.



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