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Amani Channel
Works at Visual Eye Media
Attended University of South Florida
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Founder VisualEyeMedia.com, Co-Founder WebVideoChefs.com
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  • 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

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Created a Social Video MegaPack for Black Friday 5 Courses including: Producing Videos Like a Pro, Vlogging Master Course, and The Speak Easy Solution. This is for the serious novice only.

Click http://webvideochefs.com/blackfriday to grab it at 70% off.
This course will teach you what you need to know about Social Video Marketing.
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Don't know if I'm going to make the Aug deadline for finishing my vlog course, but here is one of the videos.

Let me know what you think!
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Hey Group! I'm working on a course called Vlog Ninjas... It focuses on affordable video gear and professional techniques for people who are serious about creating and building an online presence.  More coming.
Sound interesting?
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Most definitely! I am currently in the process of working that out! Did anything ever come of this? I see that it was posted some time ago. By the way, nice to meet you!
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Happy Birthday!
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I'm going to prelaunch my vlogging course soon. Just finished my sideways sales letter. This is going out to our email list only. I may offer it to this group since you all are so supportive and encouraging.  Just need to check with my partner.  Here is a sneak peek at video one.  Working on my email sequence now.  https://webvideochefs.leadpages.co/vlogging-stories-1/
If You Want to Start Leveraging Video to Tell Your Stories, This Free 4-Part Course Might Be For You. Broadcaster and Media professor Amani Channel shares stories about and helpful tips for begininers who want to leverage video to build a brand, influence, market, or share valuable information ...
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Do you all have any video production questions or questions about vlogging? What challenges you? Or do you have any questions about videos for your courses?
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No problem +Amani Channel :-)
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Here's a live archive of me recording my vlog course in my home studio.  This lesson covers video scripting. Video will be avail today only. 

https://www.periscope.tv/w/aJ1EFDE3OTAzNzF8NjA3NzIwNjVn8Sbj2yX3YZYlFvnnL8wlnZ-5EpS3uUmpLRLH5hvI1A==
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I am waiting for it live +Chinh Tony​
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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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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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