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    JUNE 12-15, 2010 MARY INSTITUTE-COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

    BACKPACK JOURNALISM

    WORKSHOP WITH BILL GENTILE

    You will learn:You will learn:You will learn:You will learn:

    To articulate your story idea To use filmmaking equipment to effectively cap-

    ture images and sound.

    To recognize and to cultivate dramatic story arcs.

    To conduct proper, in-depth interviews.

    To write powerful treatments and scripts.

    To narrate your story.

    To edit with Final Cut Pro for maximum effect.

    Bill Gentile with American troops while shooting a documentary in Afghanistan, 2005.

    Photo by Tomas Munita.

    We are now at an extraordinary juncture in the history of mankind, technology and communication. Ordi-

    nary citizens wield the power to communicate instantly, globally and in a language, the visual language, that

    supersedes both the written and the spoken word. This visual language knows no frontiers. It needs no trans-

    lation. It is contingent on no corporate support. It is the most powerful cultural tool of our time.

    Backpack journalism is the embodiment of this visual language. It is the embodiment of this power. The

    Backpack Journalism Workshop With Bill GentileBackpack Journalism Workshop With Bill GentileBackpack Journalism Workshop With Bill GentileBackpack Journalism Workshop With Bill Genti le enables you to harness that power to document and to

    change the world you live in.

    In a four-day, intensive workshop at the campus of Mary Institute-Country Day School, St. Louis, MO, Bill

    Gentile draws upon three decades of field experience to teach you the full range of skills for effective visual

    storytelling, from story conception to shooting to scriptwriting, narrating and editing a crafted story.

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    Who should attend?

    The Backpack Journalism Workshop With Bill GentileBackpack Journalism Workshop With Bill GentileBackpack Journalism Workshop With Bill GentileBackpack Journalism Workshop With Bill Gentile is

    for beginners with some experience as well as more seasoned

    practitioners who want to sharpen their skills and acquire new

    ones. We welcome photojournalists making the transition to

    film and video. Print journalists seeking to expand their skills

    will find the workshops particularly useful. Broadcast journal-ists accustomed to the technology and techniques preceding

    todays hand-held digital cameras will find that the newer

    equipment delivers a more immediate, intimate version of

    visual communication than their predecessors. Students,

    teachers, video journalists, documentarians, filmmakers and

    storytellers who want to expand their skill set and learn from

    one of the pioneers in the field also will benefit from the

    Workshops. You must be at least 18 years old to attend.

    Bill Gentile: Journalist and FilmmakerBill Gentile: Journalist and FilmmakerBill Gentile: Journalist and FilmmakerBill Gentile: Journalist and Filmmaker

    Bill Gentile is an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker

    teaching at American Universityin Washington, DC. His career spans

    three decades, five continents and nearly every facet of journalism and

    mass communication, most especially visual communication, or visual sto-

    rytelling. He is a pioneer of what is referred to as backpack journalism,

    or backpack documentary.And today he is one of the crafts noted prac-

    titioners.

    Gentile began in 1977 as reporter for the Mexico City News and corre-

    spondent for United Press International (UPI) based in Mexico City. He

    spent two years as editor on UPIs Foreign Desk in New York, then moved to Nicaragua and became Newsweek Maga-zines Contract Photographer for Latin America and the Caribbean. His book of photographs, Nicaragua, won the

    Overseas Press Club Award for Excellence. Gentile is featured in two award-winning documentaries about international

    journalism in Nicaragua, The World Is Watching, and The World Stopped Watching.

    Bill Gentile with students & assistants at the

    December 2009 Backpack Journalism Workshop.

    Registration and Accommodation DetailsRegistration and Accommodation DetailsRegistration and Accommodation DetailsRegistration and Accommodation Details

    The four-day workshop, which runs from about 9 am to 9 pm each day, is only

    available to a limited number of participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Register before April 1, 2010 to receive a $400 discount!Register before April 1, 2010 to receive a $400 discount!Register before April 1, 2010 to receive a $400 discount!Register before April 1, 2010 to receive a $400 discount!

    Hotel accommodations are available at a discounted rate from the Drury Inn &

    Suites, Creve Coeur. Rooms include free breakfast, evening appetizers, and

    adult beverages.

    To register or for more information, contactTo register or for more information, contactTo register or for more information, contactTo register or for more information, contact

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