On Wednesday July 14, 2010, Visual Eye Media's Senior Producer Amani Channel received the distinguished recognition of being honored with a 40 Under 40 Award from the New Leaders Council.
The 40 Under 40 Awards recognizes professionals across the United States who are leaders of change, innovators in their respective fields and influencers.
"I am humbled by this award, and thankful to be included in this group of outstanding leaders," Channel said. "You will be amazed if you take a look at the work that all of the winners are doing to make thier communities, this nation, and world a better place."
Channel was recognized in the media category, and was one of two individuals from Atlanta who received a 40 Under 40 Award in 2010. The other winner was Dough Shipman who is the Executive Director of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
State Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan, Atlana City Councilman Kwanza Hall, and Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell were honored guests who spoke about leadership, service, and civic responsibility at the event.
Channel also serves as the Technology Chair for the NLC Atlanta Chapter and said, "I couldn't do this without the support of my wife, collegues and friends, and hope that the work we're doing will lead to positive change in the community."
The mission of the New Leaders Council (NLC) is to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneurs - those who are leading industries, setting trends, and building institutions that support robust civic and political life in a global America.
Amani Channel's latest venture, WebVideoChefs.com was featured on Forbes.com. WebVideoChefs is a video production educational site that Channel launched with his business partner Chip Dizard in February, 2011.
In the article, John Farnell wrote, "They cover topics for both beginners and prof
Visual Eye Media is proud to announce that it won its second award in 2009. The Marcom Awards honored VEM with a gold statue for a video project produced for MetroAtlanta YouthBuild.
The project titled, "MetroAtlanta YouthBuild: A Pathway to Success," featured three high school drops outs
For eight years, Horizon Home Furniture has been serving metro Atlanta's community of interior designers. Its furniture has been used to stage scenes in movies, and now Horizon Home is being featured in a Comcast Cable commercial in metro Atlanta.
Horizon Home's owner Michael McMahon turn
The 2009 Telly Awards honored Visual Eye Media with a Bronze Award for a series of videos produced for Oglethorpe University's Evening Degree Program. "This is an unexpected honor, and we are humbled by the prestigious recognition," says VEM's founder Amani Channel.
On March 22, 2009 ABCs Extreme Home Makeover featured video elements shot by Visual Eye Media. The episode featured Lizzie Bell, a 14-year old girl who suffers from a rare blood disorder.
The program included blood drives from around the country for Bell including one in Atlanta GA.