Contributing Authors



AmandaHeadShotAmanda Lynn Porter, Associate Editor

Amanda Lynn Porter has been involved in many aspects of video/film production. Starting a video production class at her middle school in eighth grade, Amanda has always enjoyed every aspect of videography. After producing many in-school productions, including a daily newscast, Amanda branched out and began directing and producing commercials and short films for law firms, intermediate school districts, and various associations throughout Michigan.

Most recently, Amanda worked for Michael Moore on his latest documentary: Capitalism: A Love Story. You can read her column, Amanda's Book Nook each month in School Video News.



JordanHeadShotJordan Rice, Special Events Producer

Jordan Rice is Junior at Cincinnatus Central School, and a member of the Digital Media Club, French Club, Drama Club and the National Honor Society. She is on the cheerleading squad and serves as the treasurer. She played Abram in the Fall 2010 production titled The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet. Jordan has appeared in Episode 13 of the new PBS TV food show The Sweet Life with Chris Xaver which aired February 2011. She is the Producer for her sister’s Sports Illustrated Kid Reporter Blog.

Her goal is to attend the Newhouse School of Broadcasting at Syracuse University and pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism.

 



ValenzuelaKenny Valenzuela

Kenny Valenzuela, Director of New Business Development and Technical Support for PrompterPeople, has an MBA in Marketing from Tulane University and a BA in Radio-TV Film Production from San Jose State University. He was a freelance video producer and editor prior to joining PrompterPeople.

 

 


WhittakerDr. Ron Wittaker

Dr. Ron Whittaker has authored several books and more than 100 articles in film, radio and television. He has served as a writer, photographer and section editor for major broadcasting magazines.

His professional background includes full-time work as newspaper and magazine columnist and photographer, a TV producer-director of hundreds of hours of TV programming, a TV newscaster, a radio announcer, and a professor of broadcasting at two universities. Dr Whittaker is the creator of the CyberCollege TV Production Course.