About Amani Channel

Amani Channel is a former news reporter, a vlogger, an award winning video producer, and an adjunct professor. He also helps organizations and companies create visual stories through VisualEyeMedia.

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How To Go Live | Livestream Video on Instagram

Live Video Instagram https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhQU1otL6Io One thing is obvious about the direction of web and mobile video; it's going all the way live in 2017. First, we were introduced to Meerkat and Periscope. Then Facebook and YouTube got into the action. Now there is live … [Read more...]

Start Making Videos: For Beginners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPPOtGmeUd0 I hope that you’re not as bad as I was when I started making videos. I struggled with almost everything, and it really hurt me during my first few years of work in the news business. Making videos has always been fun, and I love the creativity, but … [Read more...]

How to Get Started and Use Anchor

We normally cover video production equipment and techniques for beginners, but there's a new audio app in town. It's called Anchor and it's a cool, fun, and engaging way to have conversations with friends, influencers, and strangers. Anchor is said to be the Twitter of mobile podcasting. It … [Read more...]

The Four Secret Steps: How to Make Videos

Making a video doesn't have to be hard. In fact, it's like many other skills like cooking, riding a bike, and driving. Think back to the first time you tried any of those activities. You may have over cooked the food, or fallen off the bike, and driving on the freeway... we're you a bit … [Read more...]

Download Free Royalty Free Stock Footage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX869OUNa2s This post is sponsored by VideoBlocks.com There will come a time when you may need some extra footage to complete your video, and you may not have access to a camera or the budget to hire a crew. It happened to me as I was finishing a client … [Read more...]

Announcing: Mobile Video Academy Live

On August 23, 2014, Amani Channel and Monique Johnson join forces to host and lead the inaugural Mobile Video Academy Live in Atlanta, GA. This mobile video production intensive will teach you the ins and outs of creating high quality videos with your mobile device (Andriod or iPhone). While … [Read more...]

4,000 YouTube Subscribers!

A quick "Thank You" to all of our fans and viewers who have trusted us to help them with their video production challenges. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUkzqesuYuA … [Read more...]

CABV 016-Shoot better family vacation videos

Close your eyes and think back to your fondest memories growing up. What do you remember? The days that I miss the most are summers. Not that I don't enjoy  the summer now, it's just that back then, summers meant freedom, and endless days of nothingness. The warm weather, and days with … [Read more...]

CABV #015 Good Mics – Great Audio for Video

Subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher Do you know what's worse than bad video? Bad audio. To create an effective video, you must be seen and heard. This has probably happened to you. You come across what appears to be an excellent video that you really want to watch… but it has terrible audio … [Read more...]

CABV #014 Three Ways to Create Awesome Vlogs

Subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher  Are you trying to figure out the key to becoming a successful vlogger? It takes having a niche or area of expertise, consistency, and a production plan. I started vlogging in the early days of YouTube, way back in 2006, and never looked back. Now, I … [Read more...]

CABV #013 How I became a video producer

Subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher  I didn't always produce videos for clients. My journey started in broadcast news as news reporter in Tampa Florida where I learned the art and science of storytelling. But one day, my cameraman said something that soon after, had us producing corporate … [Read more...]

The Formula to Make Easy Videos

Make Easy Videos Are you struggling to make easy videos? Are you trying to figure out what equipment you may need, or does editing simply baffle and frustrate you? Have no fear, because everyone who either shines on camera or works behind the scenes struggled at some point. The only way you … [Read more...]