Amanda Michelle Tenney
VIDEOGRAPHER / EDITOR
I hold a great passion to bring more harmony to the world, and media is the medium through which I intend to capture the attention of the people who inhabit it. I feel like we as a species have much yet to learn about each other, but mostly about ourselves. I believe self-love is one of the most powerful weapons with which to combat hatred and pain, and it is of the most important of the many themes I want to touch on in my work, in hopes of raising awareness on subjects I think are far too important for anyone to ignore.
Media has always been a constant companion of mine, in the good times and the bad. I've always admired the artistic value it can have, and the way one uses it to express their voice. Now, I feel I have a voice of my own and seeds to spread. Whether it's bringing together a piece in the editing room, directing an actor, or composing a shot, I work to ensure I have a vision and I will figure out how to bring it to fruition. I aim to captivate, to inspire, and to inform. My main focuses are editing/videography and writing/directing.
I grew up in Binghamton, NY, something I love having in common with the great Rod Serling. At age 12, I moved to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with my mother and sister. I am Mexican-American, of which I get the Mexican side from my mother and the American side from my father. Straight out of high school, in 2008, I came to Los Angeles to pursue my dream of being a filmmaker, with the only thing on my mind being that I just wanted something to do with the art. In March of 2013, I graduated with my Bachelor's degree at The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles in the Digital Cinema & Video Production program, with the realization that my purpose is to create content myself. Since then I have been freelancing for various companies to help promote their business.
My mission is to use the universal language that is media to promote awareness, trigger a shift in perspective, and create change in a most positive, conscious way.