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Do you Scope? I mean have you tried to Periscope? A few thoughts on Twitter's new mobile live stream 
The world of mobile video made another quantum leap thanks to competing apps that let you live stream from your smartphone with a push of a button. Meerkat and Periscope are rival apps, and though I have both, I haven't used Meerkat much.  It's probably because Periscope is owned by Twitter, and there's been a bit of a buzz over that news.These apps are quickly changing the way news and information is consumed and produced.  Broadcasters, journal...
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You've seen the effect during news weather casts, during special effect movie sequences, commercials, and web videos.At first glance the talent appears to be standing in front of a large graphic, a simple set, or exotic location, but the seasoned viewer knows that it's all an illusion.It's usually accomplished via chroma key, or green screen.In simple terms, green screen is a compositing technique that involves shooting a subject in front of a bl...
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Ask any questions about mobile video production? Check out www.mobilevideoacademy.com. We got a 40% discount using "2014mobile" code.
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I just realized that  (August 5) marked one year that I've been free from working for someone else full time.

When I got to work that Tuesday, I had just returned from the National Association of Black Journalists conference in Orlando. It was a regular day on August 6th, then late in the afternoon I found out that my services were no longer needed and the separation letter was dated August 5th... That's how "they" do you. Got let go on my day off.

No hard feelings because it's been a blessing. I've been able to teach, work for a variety of businesses and organizations, and work on me.

The journey is amazing. Each day is a new adventure. My family, friends and clients have helped sustain me. The most important thing that I've learned and will share is that you have to have FAITH. Faith that you can overcome uncertainty. Faith that life will lead you on the right path. Faith that when one door closes, another one opens.

Daphne Channel and I know that no matter how challenging life is that there is someone else who is facing greater challenges, and ours are really quite small in the grand scheme of life.

Being positive, controlling my thoughts and having a vision have played a huge role in my success. I thank the Universal Spirit for watching over me. For his/her grace, and for allowing me to experience high and temporary low moments.

Life is a classroom, and like Charlie Channel always said, "If you're not learning something new everyday, you're doing something wrong."

Looking forward to what's coming, and if you're reading this, thanks for your attention.

Now back to work!!!

Namaste!

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Want to make a video with your mobile device?  Shooting is one thing, but editing is a whole nother ball of wax.  This behind the edit video will have you editing like a pro in no time.
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I've been around for a minute, but would love to connect or help folks trying to navigate the A. Stay away from the posers, build relationships with folks who are about their business.
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Hi Amani! I have been around for sometime, too. However, the thought leader behind this initiative +Ashaunda Davis I think would enjoy your insight and willingness to share the knowledge . Make sure you come out on May 21st! See you soon! #nu2atl  
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Started writing on LinkedIn. Here's my second post.  Learn how to find the right producer.
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First post using the LinkedIN blog. Have you written a post yet? 
Haven't you noticed that video is everywhere?So, why haven't you started using video to promote, market, or build value for your business or brand?Video is too costly you say? Too difficult? You
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Have questions about mobile video production.  We got answers! 
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Occupation
Founder VisualEyeMedia.com, Co-Founder WebVideoChefs.com
Employment
  • Visual Eye Media
    Founder, present
  • KEF Media
    Sr. Digital Producer, 2013
  • Public Broadcasting Atlanta
    Content/Community Manager
  • Black Family Channel
    Anchor/Reporter
  • WTVT-Fox 13 News, Tampa
    General Assignment Reporter
  • WJLA-ABC 7 News, DC
    Assignment Desk Editor
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Newsman, turned award-winning video producer, turned Web Video Chef
Introduction

Thanks for visiting my profile. I'm a specialist in traditional and digital media. I've worked as a news reporter, content/community manager, media consultant, I'm an award-winning video producer, and I've been vlogging since 2006. 

I'm the the co-founder of WebVideoChefs.com, a video production tutorial community, my blog is MyUrbanReport.com

I've been featured on NPRForbes.com, BlackEnterprise.com, and my work has appeared on national and local news outlets (more on that below).

I founded and provide media consulting and video production services through Visual Eye Media

I've worked with brands and organizations that include: AT&T, Visa, Holiday Inn Hotels, Coca-Cola, Hershey's, Chick-fil-A, Popeyes, Expedia.com, Kennesaw State University, the School of Audio Engineering, and Hillsborough Community College to mention a few. 

My content, commentaries, and reports have appeared on APTN (Associated Press Television News), CNN, ABC, Headline News, Fox News Channel, BET, Black Family Channel, HDNews, and across the Web. [Watch my newsreel]

I often speaks at conferences, workshops, and universities across the country about traditional and new media. I've taught video production/digital media at Kennesaw State University, Hillsborough Community College, the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in Tampa, FL, and I currently teach at the University of West GA.

In 2010, I received a Master of Arts from the University of South Florida.

My thesis was titled: "Gatekeeping and Citizen Journalism: A Qualitative Examination of Participatory Media."


Bragging rights
My two-year old, Devin. Finishing my Master's Degree, and I've won a few awards over the years too. 2009 Telly Award, 2009 Marcom Award, 2010 New Leaders Council Under 40 Leadership Award
Education
  • University of South Florida
    MA Mass Communications, 2006 - 2010
  • University of Florida
    BS Telecommunications - Production, 1995 - 1997