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Friday, March 16th, 2012

I only ask for your help once a year

I just made $50.00 donation to the March of Dimes to Team Rico and Jordan, and hope you’ll join my wife and me as we raise money on behalf of our twin boys.

If you want to know and haven’t seen this short documentary called, “My Boys,” please you watch it now.

If you’d like to join me and made a donation now, please follow the link, or you can keep reading. www.marchforbabies.org/amanichannel

It’s been almost six years since our first born sons Rico and Jordan were born prematurely at 20 weeks. We think about our little angels every day.

Of course, we have plenty of reasons to celebrate. We’ve been blessed with an adorable three-year-old boy, Devin. As we watch him grow and learn, we often think what our lives would be like if his two brothers were still with us.

Each year we ask for our friends and family to help us support a cause that is near and and dear to our hearts, and each year you answer by generously giving to Team Rico and Jordan. In fact, we are among one of the top fundraising teams in the Atlanta metro area .

The March of Dimes March for Babies is approaching, and as we’ve done for the past five years or so, we’re asking for your generous help.

This year, my personal goal is to raise $1,500.00 dollars, and with your support, I know that I’ll get it.

I want to keep this short, but if you have $5, $10, $25 or even $100 dollars, please take a moment to make a donation.


The March of Dimes is a great nonprofit working diligently to insure that all babies get the chance to live healthy lives, and I thank you in advance for your generosity.

Please donate now.

With kind regards,

Amani Channel

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Media Jedia: How to get on the news

Just because you know a reporter doesn’t mean that your story will be covered.

Back in my local news days, people would ask me all the time if I could do a story about x, y or z.

Remember that reporters are always looking for their next story, but they don’t decide what they will cover.

It will help if your story is new, unusual, or affects the general population in a community.

Since my background is TV news, my suggestion is always try to develop some compelling visuals with your story. Why do you think that fires, accidents and crime scenes get so much play? Because there are usually going to be visuals with emotional witnesses or victims.

Sometimes it will take time and work developing a relationship with a reporter. Other times it will just be plain old luck, and of course when the media calls you have to be available.

In this Media Jedi installment, I share some secrets to help you understand how to get your story in the news.

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Are you ready to become a Web video Jedi?

by Amani Channel

There’s one thing I enjoy almost as much as producing media, and that’s talking about how to produce it.

I got my first taste of teaching way back in 1991, when I had the opportunity to teach as an adjunct instructor at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, FL.

That was one of the reasons why I pursued a Master’s degree. Little did I know that my online video presence would opened doors in ways that I never could have imagined.

I’ve been able speak and teach across the country. I even landed my current job in part because of a Web video.

My goal for the last two years was to organize a video workshop, and in 2011 one of my resolutions was to finally make it happen.

If you can afford to spend thousands and thousands on professional video production, this may not be for you, but if you have a modest budget to spend on a camera and some accessories, this could be just what you’re looking for.

If you live anywhere in the Southeast, don’t miss this opportunity to be taught by some of the best in the business.

The tickets are super affordable right now, plus, a portion of the proceeds are going to support the non-profit Grow Kids Inc.

Monday, February 7th, 2011

2011 State of Mobile Video #SoCon11

by Amani Channel

SoCon11 is a wrap. I had a good time at the conference. As always, I met some new folks, and caught up with a few others.

My presentation in producing video with your cell phone went well. Everything was great except the wireless connection.

Imagine that: a social media conference with no Internet.

People seemed to manage, and turned to their smartphones, and still managed to keep Twitter buzzing. That’s what I did at least.

I’d like to share a few more thoughts, but here’s my Power Point Presentation from my session.

Stay tuned because I’m working on a few video education opportunities that will help me share my video and production knowledge with you all.

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Atlanta snow day continued

#atlsnow #snowatl

Devin plays in the snow

Cleaning the Cars

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Happy Birthday Devin!

by Amani Channel

Where has the time gone? Babies grow up fast, and Devin’s not slowing down.

He came into the world at 12:52p.m. on November 3, 2008 and has brought joy and love into our lives.

Devin, you are special and loved.

It’s so nice to have these memories on video.

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Classic MUR: A lesson in hate in the deep south

by Amani Channel

I was going through my archive and ran across this video that I produced during one of my storm chaser news trips a couple of years ago.

My cameraman Mario Page, decided to make a stop in small town in Louisiana where his family is from.

We ended up on the wrong side of the tracks.

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Speaking about video

from Atlanta Daybook

Tuesday is your last chance to register to hear award-winning video producer, and specialist in traditional and convergence/new media, Amani Channel, speak on “Branding Your Business with Video: Understanding YouTube and Other Media Posting.” You don’t want to miss this key dialogue!

Want to know how getting smart about video can help you boost your business? From flip-cams to full productions now is the time to increase your skills in the world of video branding. Reach new audiences, personalize your output and get ready to grow grow grow! Join us for the IABC | Atlanta Independent Communicators Roundtable (ICR) Special Interest Group on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. Register now!


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