WASHINGTON, DC, 3 November 2016 — Registration now is open for my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC, on December 8-11.
If you don’t already know how to speak the visual storytelling language, or even if you do but want to expand your skills, this workshop may be right for you. Amateur and more seasoned practitioners. Photojournalists making the transition to film and video. Print journalists seeking to expand their skills. Broadcast journalists accustomed to the technology and techniques preceding today’s hand-held digital cameras. Video journalists, documentarians, filmmakers and independent storytellers. All of you will learn from this event.
No matter what you do or where you do it, the ability to speak and to document with the visual storytelling language can enhance the experience for you, and for others whom you enable to view the experience through your work.
We are, right now, at an extraordinary juncture in the history of mankind, technology and communication. Even more important than the Gutenberg press, the advances in digital cameras and the Internet provide us unprecedented opportunity. Ordinary citizens of the world now wield extraordinary power. We wield the power to communicate instantly, globally and in a language, the visual language, which supersedes both the written and the spoken word. This visual language knows no frontiers. It needs no translation. It is contingent on no corporate support. It is one of the most powerful tools of our time.
And backpack video journalism is the embodiment of this visual language. So don’t be left out. Learn to speak the visual storytelling language.
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— Bill Gentile