Bill Gentile


Video Journalism Workshops
Learn to harness the power of visual storytelling. Next Workshop:
October 2 - 5, Washington, DC

Bill Gentile brings 30 years of field experience in visual communication to consult and advise on documentary projects built for success.
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To every new assignment, Bill Gentile brings over three decades of experience on five continents and nearly every facet of journalism to consistently produce work outstanding for its
quality and integrity.
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Backpack Journalism Workshops

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KIGALI, Rwanda, 26 July 2014 — Rwandans engaged in community work projects help build a school in this sprawling capital. These projects are one component of the Rwandan government’s efforts ... Read More

Parting Shot From Bangkok Video Workshop

BANGKOK, Thailand – 20 June 2014 — This is the group of journalists with whom I had the great pleasure of conducting a Video Workshop in their vibrant, beautiful Thailand. ... Read More

"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 ... Read More

"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 ... Read More

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Workshops

Emmy award winning backpack video journalist Bill Gentile teaches people to produce powerful TV and web productions. Information is power, and we aim to help you harness that power to document and to change the world.

Production

To every new assignment, Bill Gentile brings over three decades of experience on five continents and nearly every facet of journalism to consistently produce work outstanding for its quality and integrity.

Consulting

Gentile helps organizations close the gap between managers and the younger generation of employees, assuring seasoned members of the shop that they have a place in the world of leaner and more agile news and information gathering.

I began my career in the golden days of journalism when the craft still was about information as opposed to entertainment, and when the men and women who practiced the craft believed that information can make a difference.

That belief has often taken me to places inhabited by the poor, the illiterate and the oppressed, places where journalists are so desperately needed. In all of these places, I have found people with the grace, the dignity and the generosity of spirit to allow me to tell their stories, to practice my craft.

The work that you see here exists largely because the people depicted allowed me to work among them. I am deeply grateful for that privilege, and this work is a tribute to them. I hope it has made a difference.

--Bill Gentile, Washington, D.C.

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