BiographyAmy DeLouise is a writer, producer and director of short form video for education and advocacy. She has garnered more than 40 creative excellence awards including Tellys, Peer, New York Festivals, Aurora, and CINE Golden Eagle. She is a frequent speaker at leading tech, media and engineering conferences such as NAB Show Las Vegas, Brightcove PLAY! Boston, IABM London, NAB Shanghai, IBC Amsterdam, and DC Video Show, as well as at film faculty events at Chapman University, University of Northern Iowa, UFVA, and more.
Amy helps to train other storytellers as a consultant to creatives at companies such as Microsoft, Federal Express, and S&P Global, as well as through her LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) courses with thousands of views worldwide. Her book "The Producer’s Playbook: Real People on Camera" (Focal Press/Routledge) on how to work with non-actors is used by professionals and university programs around the world. Her new book "Nonfiction Sound and Story for Film and Video: A Practical Guide for Filmmakers and Digital Content Creators," co-authored with sound mixer/designer Cheryl Ottenritter, has been called "the definitive resource on how to craft sound with a focus on storytelling."
Amy is not only a leading director of content, she has worked to increase opportunities for women in the industry. A Past President of Women in Film and Video (DC) and a current member of its Advisory Board, she launched the innovative pop-up event #GALSNGEAR, teaming with WIFV, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and leading industry companies such as Dolby, Blackmagic Design, and Adobe, to focus on building community, expertise, and speaking opportunities for women across screen media. Amy has a B.A. in English, with honors, from Yale University. For more resources and tips from Amy, visit her website at www.amydelouise.com.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Scriptwriting for video; Video for large surfaces at live events; Sound and storytelling in nonfiction video production; Multi-platform video workflow; Running a creative small business; Storytelling trends in immersive video.
Perform regularly as a violinist and a cappella singer.