News

“This Way” to Video Journalism Workshop 6-9 December 2012

WASHINGTON, DC, 27 September 2012 — Register today and guarantee your place at the 6-9 December Video Journalism Workshop With Backpack Journalist Bill Gentile in Washington, DC. See http://videojournalismworkshops.com. The Video Journalism Workshops With Bill Gentile are intensive, four-day immersions in the craft of “backpack journalism” defined as character-driven television/web productions with hand-held digital cameras […]

Continue reading

Cuban Video Journalists Release “Solar del 11”

http://videojournalismworkshops.com, WASHINGTON, DC, 22 September 2010 — Cuban video journalists Maria Elisa Perez and Duniesky Canton Fernandez have released their film, “Solar del 11,” about a public housing unit in Havana, Cuba. The film addresses one of the three chronic ills of Cuban society, which are housing, food and transportation. Watch the film HERE. Winners […]

Continue reading

Cuban Filmmakers Screen at AU Backpack Documentary Class

WASHINGTON, DC, 19 September 2012 — Cuban filmmakers visiting American University (AU) sit in on my Backpack Documentary class late Wednesday. Maria Elisa Perez (in foreground with orange sweater) and Duniesky Canton Fernandez (opposite on left) screened their film, “Solar del 11,” about a public housing unit in Havana, Cuba. The film addresses one of […]

Continue reading

Cuban Video Journalists Present at American University

WASHINGTON, DC, 19 September 2012 — A poster announcing this evening’s event featuring two documentary filmmakers Maria Elisa Perez and Duniesky Canton Fernandez.  

Continue reading

Sony’s Alpha 77 DSLR Debuts in Cuba With AU Abroad

HAVANA, Cuba, 9 September 2012 — While in Cuba with AU Abroad students last week, I spent some time at Casa de las Americas going over the basics of my “Photojournalism and Social Documentary” course, to be taught by Cuban instructor Carlos Ernesto Escalona Marti. Casa de las Americas is Cuba’s premier cultural institute, renowned […]

Continue reading

Sony’s New DSLR With AU Abroad Students in Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, 10 September 2012 — During my recent visit to Havana, I went over some of the basic functions of the Sony Alpha 77 DSLR cameras. The new, hi-tech gear was loaned to American University’s School of Communication (SOC) largely because of our Backpack Journalism Project, which I launched two years ago. I visited […]

Continue reading

Archives