Video Journalism Workshops with Backpack Journalist Bill Gentile

Learn how to tell and create compelling stories with video.

See student Maria Howell's take on learning video storytelling from Bill Gentile.

You will learn how to...

  • Articulate story ideas.
  • Capture powerful images and clean sound.
  • Recognize and cultivate dramatic story arcs.
  • Conduct compelling, in-depth interviews.
  • Write powerful treatments and scripts.
  • Narrate stories.
  • Edit for maximum impact.

Contact Bill Gentile to sponsor a Spanish-language workshop at your institution, your company or your group of friends. E-mail or call (202) 492-6405.

Next Video Journalism Workshop: December 8 - 11, 2016, Washington, DC
Seats are limited. Learn More and Register to reserve your spot!

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Here is what graduates of the Video Journalism Workshop have to say:

"Bill, I used the skills I learned in January's workshop to get a video published with Global Post after traveling to Brazil. Still have a long way to go, but it's a start. Here's a link in case you want to post it on your blog so people can see how quickly they can put your workshop to use. Thanks, man!"
--Peter Holley, July 2012
"Hi Bill,
Attending your workshop was one of the smart moves of my life - it got me to a path that I am fully enjoying."
--Documentary filmmaker Kirsi Jansa, August 2012
Photo by Stephen Chernin
"Bill, I've spent the morning raving about the workshop with colleagues, and I'll certainly make sure to incorporate what I learned into whatever I'm involved in moving forward...You've put together an amazing workshop and I hope many others get to experience what I did over the past four days."
--Brendan Rohr, World Wildlife Fund, August 2011
"Bill, That was a BLUR - but in the best possible way. Thanks to everyone for one of the greatest, most compressed (!) learning experiences ever! Will look for everyone on the web and FB (Facebook)."
--Dawn Cannon, former Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admission,
Howard University. December 2009.