Backpack Video, Religion, Climate

PASTO, Colombia, 19 June 2016 — This is the setup I put together for the current assignment in Colombia, on “religion and climate change.” It’s the same iPhone 6+ that I used last year in the Ecuadoran Amazon to shoot, “When the Forest Weeps.” But this time I purchased inexpensive mounts, and a very inexpensive […]

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“About” Backpack Video Journalism Workshop

WASHINGTON, DC, 24 April 2016 — Take a look at this 30-minute conversation that Bruce Jones and I conducted yesterday about my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop on May 12-15. See the conversation here: Only seven days left until registration closes at midnight on Saturday 30 April 2016. Hope to see you in May. Best […]

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Backpack “en Español” at AU

WASHINGTON, DC, 1 April 2016 — American University’s School of Communication is offering its first-ever Spanish-language course. Registration is now open for “Backpack Documentary en Español” in Fall 2016 to students with a “high proficiency” in Spanish. This is a unique opportunity for students and working professionals to learn and to hone the craft of […]

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Medellin Workshop Closes

MEDELLIN, Colombia, 1 October 2015 — Participants in my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop pose for a group photo at the end of our four-day event. What an honor to conduct a workshop at the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Festival and Journalism event. Thank you all for an extraordinary experience.  

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Video Workshop Transitions to Post-Production

BANGKOK, Thailand, 15 May 2015 — On this, the second day of our four-day Backpack Video Journalism Workshop, we move into the Post-Production stage. As in the real world of film making, the workshop is broken down into three components: Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production. (Photo by Bill Gentile)  

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Just 10 Days Left to Register for Video Workshop

WASHINGTON, DC, 10 May 2015 — Just 10 days left to register for the June 4-7  Video Workshop With Bill Gentile in Washington, DC. Registration closes at midnight on Wednesday 20 May 2015. At this four-day immersion in the craft of video storytelling, you learn to: – Articulate story ideas. – Capture powerful images and […]

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