Amy DeLouise

Amy DeLouise has built a career as a storyteller. She has produced more than 400 short non-fiction films and specializes in productions for large screen live events and multi-platform delivery to mobile and web. She has received more than 40 top creative awards for directing and producing, such as the CINE Golden Eagle, NY Festivals, DC Peer Awards, and Telly Awards. Her production and consulting clients include a wide range of nonprofits, government agencies and corporations, including: AIPAC, Federal Express, S&P Global, Christian Broadcast Network, Jewish Federations of North America, Centers for Disease Control, Carrie Simon House, and Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts.  Amy is a leader in the production industry, a founder of the #GALSNGEAR initiative to support more women in technical careers in media, and a recipient of the prized Woman of Vision Leadership Award from the Washington, DC Chapter of Women in Film & Video (WIFV), of which she is a Past President.  A popular speaker, Amy has keynoted at industry events from London to Shanghai such as IABM, NAB Shanghai, NAB Show, GV Expo, Brightcove PLAY! and more. Her book, The Producer's Playbook: Real People on Camera (Routledge/Focal Press) has become a guide for many content creators and educators working in nonfiction. She will have a new book out later this year Sound & Story in Nonfiction Film and Video, also with Focal Press. Her well-reviewed Lynda/LinkedIn Learning video courses have received over a half million views. Find her blog with tips and strategies at

Amy's Inspire Media Conference Topics Include…

Scripting Video for Impact - The best videos start with a game-plan, and that plan is a script. Learn tools, strategies, and tips for writing branded video content. We'll cover story arc and how it applies to nonfiction, the elements of a shooting script versus an editing script, how to incorporate interviews, and managing the rewrite process. 

Getting the Best from Real People On Camera 
Working with non-actors on camera can be challenging, and yet "real people" have some of your best impact stories. Learn tricks for directing, how to schedule, audio tips, and interview workflow for smoother post-production. We'll also tackle how to work with situations like young children, couples, experts, and more.

Helping Volunteers Tell Your Story: Tips for Getting Better UGC
User-generated content is a critical tool for social platforms and video storytelling. But how do you help volunteers take better photos and send you video or audio content that you can actually use? Learn strategies for communicating the keys to good storytelling with your volunteers. Learn the 3 keys to shooting a "BTS" photo that tells a story. Discover handy tools you can recommend to volunteers who might want to go further and record videos. And develop strategies to manage assets as they come to you. 

Hacking Freelance: Succeeding at Your Creative Business
Running a creative business isn't easy. You need to stay on top of your creative skills at the same time as managing clients, workflow, finances, and your own professional development. Learn from an entrepreneur who has run  successful creative companies on how to take your business to the next level.

Top Secrets of the Best Creative Teams 
Whether you are managing an in-house team, working with outside contractors, or are yourself a contractor, this session will give you real-world takeaways to improve communications, workflows and end products as you strive for creative excellence. Our special focus will be teams working on video, but the lessons and strategies will apply across print and web design.

Cross-Platform Storytelling for Digital Engagement
Learn the best workflow for delivering content across platforms, from live events to mobile to social media. Discover the keys to connecting content to your communities for increased engagement on social platforms.

Storytelling Through Motion: Animating Your Message
This workshop will start with motion graphics from the perspective of how to storyboard, script and produce animation for mission-driven content. Then, we'll delve into real-world tips on post-production tools in After Effects and Photoshop that let your story shine.