Avondale Media’s iDay 2003 is coming to New York City on June 12. The event will be held at the New Yorker Hotel.
iDay 2003 is a series of one-day seminars that focus on Apple’s iLife suite, as well as the iPod, iCal, iSync, and other products such as Final Cut, DVD Studio Pro, and Adobe Photoshop. iLife is Apple’s US $49 product bundle that includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD. The first three are also available for free download at Apple’s Web site.
Jim Heid, Avondale Media’s editorial director, is the host of the iDay seminar series. (He’s also the author of “The Macintosh iLife,” a new book/DVD hybrid produced by Peachpit Press and Avondale Media.) Joining Heid onstage will be Steve Broback, Avondale Media’s president and a 10-year instructor.
Registration for iDay 2003 costs $99. The fee also gets you handout materials and the full version of Econ Technologies’ Portraits & Prints, a photo-printing utility that otherwise costs $20. What’s more, attendees will have a chance to win prizes in drawings throughout the day, including goodies from Epson, Avondale Media, and Peachpit Press.
The June 12 event kicks off with a look at digital music, featuring iTunes 4, the iTunes Music Store, and new iPods. Other audio topics include digitizing old vinyl records, creating “smart” playlists, sharing music on a home network or the Internet, and more.
Next, the focus is on digital photography, with sessions on iPhoto, Photoshop Elements, photo printing, and digital camera technique. A look at iMovie follows, along with tips on professional videography, editing techniques, and special effects. iDay wraps up with a look at burning DVDs with iDVD and a tour of some of the digital media hardware and software add-ons for the Mac.