WASHINGTON, DC, 4 December 2012 — Here’s the latest version of my “Essential Video Journalism Field Manual,” which we’ll be using for this week’s workshop. This new version measures 7X10 inches, making it an ideal companion in your backpack every time you head out to the field.
After final revisions this week, my colleague Bruce Jones and I will close this first edition. The manual should be available on Amazon by early January.
Below, a look at the manual’s inside pages. Here, Bruce Jones is shown in an illustration of my Six-Shot System.
(Photos by Bill Gentile)
NORWOOD, MA, 15 October 2012 — Internet designer and marketer Bruce Jones goes through breakfast Monday on the last day of our extended weekend brainstorming and planning session for the “Essential Video Journalism Field Manual” and online course. He had oat squares with blue berries and low-fat milk.
NORWOOD, MA, 13 October 2012 — Designer and Internet marketer Bruce Jones, at his office in Norwood, Massachusetts, begins a weekend dedicated to the completion of “‘Bill Gentile’s Essential Video Journalism Field Manual,’ by Backpack Journalist Bill Gentile.”
Listed as a required text for my “Backpack Documentary” course of Spring 2013, the book should be ready for distribution later this year. Bruce, who attended my first Backpack Journalism Workshop in 2008, has been a key component of the book’s development. He also has become a regular participant in my Video Journalism Workshops.
For more information on the workshops, click HERE.
WASHINGTON, DC, 24 July 2012 — Here’s a sneak preview of the new “Essential Tips & Tools” booklet we’ve developed for my Backpack Video Journalism Workshops With Bill Gentile. As you might imagine, the booklet contains a lot of the lessons I’ve learned about practicing the craft. And it was designed by Bruce Jones, the Boston-based designer and Internet marketer who has become a regular component of my workshops. I think he did a great job. I’ll be distributing the “Essential Tips & Tools” to participants in my upcoming 16-19 August workshop here in Washington, DC — and beyond.
WASHINGTON, DC, 16 June 2012 — Boston-based designer and Internet marketing specialist Bruce Jones addresses a select group of participants at a video journalism marketing workshop in my home this weekend.
Below, a packet that Bruce had prepared in preparation for the event.
Below, my youngest brother, Rob, and web designer Bryant Cook, listen to a presentation by Bruce.
Below, Nick Ray joins the group. (All photos by Bill Gentile.)
WASHINGTON, DC, 15 June 2012 — Bruce Jones is upstairs getting ready for his two-day workshop. My Web guy, Nick Ray, was here last night for dinner and should be back around 8:30 this morning. My youngest brother, Rob, is on a flight from North Carolina to DC and hopefully arriving soon. Bryant Cook, my brother’s Web guy, arrived last night. My wife, Esther, will be joining us as much as her schedule allows.
Bruce is here from Boston. I asked him to conduct a two-day “Backpack Journalism Workshop: Brainstorming, Ideas, Actions.” Bruce was a member of my very first Backpack Journalism Workshop at the American Film Institute (AFI) in Silver Spring, Md. And we’ve been working together ever since.
I asked Bruce to conduct a workshop here today and tomorrow so that I could take this whole endeavor to another level: to reach more people; to spread the word farther and wider; to broaden and to strengthen the base of people out there who can practice the craft — properly — that we refer to as “backpack journalism.”
Should be a fun two days, so join us.
WASHINGTON, 27 August 2010 — The live video presentation by Internet marketing expert Bruce Jones was so successful during our most recent Backpack Journalism Workshop that I’m making him a permanent feature of future events.
A participant in one of my first workshops in 2008, Bruce joined us during my most recent event via Google Video Chat from his home in Boston. During a one-hour presentation/discussion with participants, Bruce laid out his strategy for marketing their work online. He should know. He’s been doing exactly that for a number of years now, and has really figured out how to make his work-related activities go viral on the Web. You can check out some of his work at Bruce Jones Design Inc.
That’s Bruce on the flat screen TV above during the 12-15 August event. (Photo by Bill Gentile)
Bruce is a natural addition to what has been a highly successful series of Backpack Journalism workshops.
My next workshop is scheduled for 14-17 October 2010 in Washington, DC. I hope you can join us.
WASHINGTON, 15 August 2010 — Participants in the 12-15 August Backpack Journalism Workshop With Bill Gentile used Google Video Chat to converse from a living room in northwest Washington, DC, with Bruce Jones, at his home just outside of Boston. He’s an expert in marketing over the Internet, and explained how to do so with projects related to backpack journalism, or video journalism.
Bruce participated in the very first workshop in 2008. (Photo by Bill Gentile)
WASHINGTON, 15 August 2010 — Bob Shea (silhouetted on left) watches Bruce Jones on a flat screen hookup via Google Video Chat. Jones, who lives just outside of Boston, took time out to speak with Shea and others attending the Backpack Journalism Workshop With Bill Gentile, which is being held in Washington, DC.
Jones attended the first Backpack Journalism Workshop in Silver Spring, MD, back in 2008. He is expert in the craft of internet marketing and generously spoke with us about backpack journalism, or video journalism, for more than an hour Sunday from his home. (Photo by Bill Gentile)