“Symbolic” vs. “Literal” Images at Video Workshop

WASHINGTON, DC, 25 July 2014 – Sometimes the most literal images are the least explanatory. The least informative. I made this image while shooting a documentary about a yoga camp in Greece. I wanted to depict the grace and the magic of yoga, something that I believe this image, which is a reflection in a […]

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“Through Their Eyes” to COMMFFEST Film Festival

WASHINGTON, DC, 23 July 2014 — My wife, Esther, and I are pleased to announce that our film, “Through Their Eyes,” has been accepted to compete in the 8th Annual COMMFFEST Global Community Film Festival. Our one-hour documentary follows six American University students in the AU Abroad program studying in Cuba in Fall 2011.   […]

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Registration Opens for DC Video Workshop 2-5 October 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, 9 July 2014 — Registration now is open for Bill Gentile’s Video Workshop in Washington, DC, on 2-5 October 2014. Learn how to make compelling videos for professional, personal and home use, and get a FREE copy of Bill Gentile’s Essential Video Journalism Field Manual. For more information please click HERE. Seats are […]

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Kansas Video Workshop Covers “The Works”

OLATHE NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL, Kansas, 8 July 2014 — Two of my students from Olathe Northwest High School work on their documentary at a local music store. I’m spending the week here with more than a dozen high school students, a number of whom are freshmen with little or no previous training. What they do […]

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Video Storytelling and How It Defines Us

FT. MEADE, Md, 2 July 2014 — Marine Corps Sgt. Brandon Owen addresses graduates of his Video Production and Documentation course at the Defense Information School (DINFOS) at Ft. Meade, Md. It was Sgt. Owen who invited me to deliver the commencement address at the ceremony. For about 10 minutes I spoke about how the […]

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Georgian Journalists Use Cell Phones for Videos That Rock

  TBILISI, Georgia, 30 May 2014 – A reporter for Media House Palitra uses a cell phone to video a demonstration by members an NGO devoted to the protection of human rights. The protestors alleged that employees of Georgia’s Interior Ministry routinely conduct secret surveillance on perceived political opponents, activists and common Georgian citizens. The […]

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