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FREE at Backpack Workshop!

WASHINGTON, DC, 5 November 2016 — Get a FREE copy of my Essential Video Journalism Field Manual, Second Edition! Join us on December 8-11, 2016, for a Backpack Video Journalism Field Manual in Washington, DC. For details, click HERE. My Field Manual covers the full range of skills required for effective visual storytelling—from idea development […]

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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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Catholics, Coffee and Colombia

VILLA LOYOLA, Chachagui, Colombia, 1 July 2016 — On our last working day in Colombia, Camila DeChalus interviews Jesuit priest Father Joe at the coffee plantation known as Villa Loyola. Fr. Joe is renowned for his work with the poor in this coffee-producing region of Colombia. We came to call Villa Loyola “the laboratory” of […]

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Backpacking to Coffeeland

LA FLORIDA, Colombia, 23 June 2016 — A local bee keeper and visiting members of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) get smoked up in their protective suits before visiting some local bee hives. The bees are cultivated as a means of diversification in the face of increasing impacts of climate change on coffee production. The bees […]

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Backpack and Colombia Coffee

NEAR PASTO, Colombia, 22 June 2016 — I’m on assignment for American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) to assist a student who won one of this year’s AU-Pulitzer Center International Reporting Fellowships. Camila DeChalus, seen on the left in one of these images, is working on a film about how Colombian […]

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CRS Visits Villa Loyola Coffee Farm

VILLA LOYOLA, Colombia, 21 June 2016 — We went today to Villa Loyola, a farm about 40 minutes from Pasto. It’s run by Jesuits who have a major presence in this very Catholic region. By “We,” I mean representatives in Pasto of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and CRS employees from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and […]

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