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It’s Your Skills. Not Your Gear.

WASHINGTON, DC, 7 November 2016 — This is where we are today. As I did just last year in the Ecuadoran Amazon, we can now use cell phones to make high-definition documentaries with an absolute minimum of gear. (To see the film I made with an iPhone in the Amazon, click HERE.) The key is […]

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FREE Manual at Workshop

WASHINGTON, DC, 6 November 2016 — In addition to a FREE copy of my Essential Video Journalism Field Manual, here’s what you get at my Backpack Video Workshop on December 8-11: Day 2 Present Title and Controlling Idea. Opening scene. Closing scene. Production Schedule. Dramatic Arc. View “Voice of Hope” as example of multiple dramatic […]

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AU Features Arctic Science Writer

WASHINGTON, DC, 10 October 2016 — American University’s School of Communication and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting are proud to invite students, faculty and the general public to the presentation, “Cold Vengeance: The Epic Story of Humanity and Arctic,” by Eli Kintisch, this Sunday 16 October from 4 – 5:30 pm. A Washington, D.C.-based, award-winning […]

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It’s Available on Amazon!

http://billgentile.com WASHINGTON, DC, 21 August 2016 — I’m delighted to announce that the Spanish-language version of my acclaimed “Essential Video Journalism Field Manual” has been released and is available on Amazon. The “Bill Gentile Manual Esencial de Producción Video Periodismo” is available here: https://www.amazon.com/Gentile-Esencial-Produ…/…/ref=sr_1_1…. Translated by my wife, Esther, the manual will be used this […]

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Almost There: Manual en Español

WASHINGTON, DC, 3 August 2016 — I’m delighted to announce that the Spanish-language version of my acclaimed “Essential Video Journalism Field Manual” is nearly ready for release. The “Bill Gentile Manual Esencial de Producción Video Periodismo” is in the final stages of review and should be available at Amazon.com by next week. Translated by my […]

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Coffee, Colombia and Character

SAMANIEGO, Colombia, 28 June 2016 — Camila DeChalus interviews a Colombian coffee grower about how climate change impacts his livelihood. I’m on assignment for American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) to assist Camila, who won one of this year’s AU-Pulitzer Center International Reporting Fellowships. She is working on a film about […]

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