About

Amanda Scharkss

Based in Los Angeles, CA

 

I am a creator of both long and short form digital content across all social channels. I have worked on a multitude of projects ranging from corporate videos to a two-person production team, from pre-production planning through post production approval. My experience also includes graphic, logo, and motion design. Having started out in digital media/marketing analytics and corporate consulting, I utilize this understanding to fuel how I think about branded content. Ultimately, brand engagement is a result of good storytelling, and a good story stems from the passion of the storyteller. I am truly passionate about the notion of people experiencing and appreciating the overlooked culture that surrounds them every day. And that’s why I create. 

 

PS—(shameless plug) If you like chill music, follow @chillwiththismusic and @torubeat on IG

Resume

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite (3+ years), Video Editing (3+ years), Motion Design (3+ years), DSLR Shooting (3+ years), Graphic Design (4+ years), UI/UX Design (4+ years), Writing, Production, Social Media Management, Client/Account Management, Product Management, Marketing Analytics, Social/Digital Media Analytics

Experience 

 

Shareability                                                                                                    Los Angeles, CA

Motion Designer, Video Editor, Social Manager                                        Jan 2020—April 2020

  • Created 20-25 pieces of video + motion assets/month 

  • Produced IG video campaign for Int’l Women’s Day, 40% engagement

  • Designed, managed, wrote copy for bi-weekly content calendars

Vayner Media                                                                                                 Los Angeles, CA

Design Resident for VaynerTalent                                                            Sept 2019—Dec 2019

  • Created 15-20 pieces of video + motion assets/week for various calendars  

  • Designed engaging, eye-catching social banners/icons for clients

  • Assisted in building both weekly and bi-weekly content calendars

Collier.Simon                                                                                                 Los Angeles, CA

Freelance Assistant Editor and Motion Designer                                  March 2019—May 2019

  • Produced and worked on post production for client video deliverables

  • Leveraged client assets to create dynamic, impactful social ads (IG/FB) 

 

CapriTaurus Studios                                                                                    Los Angeles, CA

Video Production/Editing Intern                                                               Sept 2018—Dec 2018

Freelance Editor/Content Creator                                                           Jan 2019—March 2019

  • Video List

    • Freedom&Fashion Event Recap – Cinematographer, Editor

    • Ubtech Stormtrooper Social Commercial – Cinematographer

    • Author’s Choice Promo – Editor

    • Author’s Choice Episode 1 – Editor

    • Author’s Choice Episode 2 – Editor

    • Fearless Motivation (Youtube channel) – Cinematographer, Editor

    • Circulair Air Mattress Topper Commercial – Cinematographer, Editor

    • Being Naudi with Nadia Garcia Sanders – Cinematographer, Editor, Animator

 

L’Oreal Paris Education                                                                                    New York, NY

Production Assistant via BCFilms                                                                                 Jan 2018

  • Five-Day Film Shoot for multiple training videos for the internal education team

  • Assisted in putting up/taking down the film set

  • Managed the set schedule for all members of the film crew as well as the L’Oreal team

 

IBM Global Business Services                                                                       New York, NY

Junior Consultant/Video Editor within IBM IX Studio                                Sept 2016—Jan 2018

 

  • Produced and edited videos for IBM’s internal incubator

  • Designed mobile/web applications for an internal IBM platforms/teams

  • Served as the Motion Design Lead for client videos

Social Accounts

Srikala Music  (@srikalagram)                                                                    Los Angeles, CA

Motion Designer, Video Editor, Social Manager                                             Jul 2020—Present

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  • Design/manage biweekly IG content calendar, create all assets

  • Designed FB event banners

Toru Beat  (@torubeat)                                                                                 Los Angeles, CA

Motion Designer, Video Editor, Social Manager                                            Feb 2020—Present

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  • Achieved 200% follower growth and 23.8% average engagement on IG

  • Designed social banners on YT and Spotify

 

Chill With This  (@chillwiththismusic)                                                       Los Angeles, CA

Motion Designer, Video Editor, Social Manager                                            Oct 2018—Present

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  • Grew the follower count on IG from 0 → 6K in three months

  • Curate/create engaging daily video and song clips

 

Education

Emory University, Goizueta, BBA in Marketing  --  Atlanta, GA                                 May 2016

 

Internships: ZenithOptimedia, IBM Watson, Church's Chicken via CocaCola

 

© 2020 by Amanda Scharkss