Amanda
Amanda Nichols
Web Developer - Videographer - Writer - Event Coordinator

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I was trained in Mass Communications, specifically in Audio Production, at Emerson College. When I was there, analog was still king; as a result, I'm still capable of slicing my hand open editing reel-to-reel, but I prefer to edit digitally. I have a small demo reel of audio produced for radio and art projects. Those are still in the process of being digitized. A few recent projects can be heard on my Soundcloud channel and on my nearly forgotten MySpace page.
I became a writer and have been involved in band management through PR at Iguana Records. My time at Iguana connected me to a variety of people in many media outlets. I still work with many of these people in some way. I continue to write for Chunklet magazine.

I also plan an annual benefit show called Crash Safely, to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The show has earned fundraising awards through the Society, as a Top 200 fundraiser for the BikeMS NYC event that it is connected to for every year the show has been produced.

I have recently restarted shooting short films/videos using available equipment and lighting. I enjoy the challenge of a "quick and dirty" shoot. Time is a most valuable resource, especially when it comes to promo videos for bands. Pre-production is something I live and die by as a result. Editing is a passion of mine and I prefer to do so in Final Cut Pro X and create animation in Motion.
I have tended to web sites at the Department of Systems Biology Harvard Medical School. While I have not created the HMS sites, I maintain three, and am currently working on a Masters of Liberal Arts degree in Digital Media and Instructional Design through Harvard Extension School. As a result of my ongoing training, I have become profient in XHTML/HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, PHP, jQuery and Javascript. I can hand-code sites as well as create in a Content Management System (CMS) such as Joomla!, WordPress, Wix and Drupal (in case you're wondering, this site is hand coded using Twitter Bootstrap). I'm well versed in social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Vimeo and YouTube.

I look forward to learning more about how I can help you!

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