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Video Journalist Visits “Love in the Restaurant”

WASHINGTON, DC, 19 December 2012 — Ann Puderbaugh produced, shot and wrote this video during our 6-9 December 2012 Video Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC. What’s extraordinary here is that this is Ann’s first time out with a camera doing this kind of work — evidence that proper instruction in the visual language can equip […]

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L.A.-based Video Journalist Explores DC-based “American Pupusas”

WASHINGTON, DC, 16 December 2012 — Ivan Mejia traveled from Los Angeles where he works as freelance video journalist to attend the December 2012 workshop here in Washington, DC. I first met Ivan in the late 1980s while covering the civil war in his native country of El Salvador. Ivan now works as a freelance […]

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Backpack Video Journalism at Inter-American Defense College

WASHINGTON, DC, 10 December 2012 — I gave a presentation on coverage of military affairs at the Inter-American Defense College at Fort McNair in Washington, DC. In attendance were representatives of military and police units from across the hemisphere. I spoke specifically about how technology has changed the way we cover military and police activities. […]

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“Through Their Eyes,” the Trailer

WASHINGTON, DC, 19 November 2012 — This is the trailer of our upcoming film, “Through Their Eyes,” about six American University students who studied in Cuba during fall semester 2011. You can watch it HERE. We get to know this diverse group of students as they explore Cuba. Each changes in subtle but profound ways […]

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Answers to Questions Regarding “Using a Tripod” Video

WASHINGTON, DC, 17 November 2012 — I’ve received a number of questions regarding the kind of tripod that I use in my recent blog post, “Essential Video Journalism Tutorial, ‘Using a Tripod’.” You can see that video HERE. So here are the specific models and the urls for ordering them at B&H Photo/Video in New […]

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Essential Video Journalism Tutorial, “What’s In Your Backpack?”

WASHINGTON, DC, 29 October 2012 — Here’s my most recent “Essential Video Journalism Tutorial by Bill Gentile.” It’s titled, “What’s In Your Backpack?” You can watch it HERE. Although my focus is visual storytelling, equipment and the proper use of equipment are important components of our craft. I’m not a “gear head,” but if you […]

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