4.18.2010

Bill Gentile’s Backpack Journalism Workshop, May 12 - 16

The New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) will host a Backpack Journalism Workshop With Emmy Award-winning journalist Bill Gentile, May 12-16 .

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The workshop is an intensive, five-day event covering the gamut of character-driven documentary production from story conception to editing. A pioneer in his field, Gentile brings three decades of experience to instruct beginners as well as seasoned professionals on this burgeoning genre of visual storytelling.

Past students have explored topics as far ranging as a youth court where at risk teens help each other stay out of jail, to co-parenting issues inside a same sex marriage, to the age old crafts of paper making, tattooing, and fencing." See videos from the workshop at the following links:

The Workshop Experience:
http://www.youtube.com/drastiquin#p/u/0/4vNlL77VHbc

A few Students films:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGKSylk7lHc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpUO7-UN9Iw

NOVAC is hosting the event at its headquarters at 532 Louisa St. The course fee is $1495, and applicants can apply by going to http://billgentile.com/workshops.html. Registration ends at midnight on Friday 7, May 2010.

Contact: Bill Delano billdelano@gmail.com 1703 Coliseum St New Orleans, LA 70130 202.549.2607

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