Kc Amos

Last updated on 07/31/12

I'm a native of Southern California and graduate of California Institute of The Arts where I completed my Masters Degree in live action film making. I have directed and edited numerous music videos, music documentaries as well as independent films. My short film titled "Syphon Gun"… Read more

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Pictures

Alligator 2
Alligator Stew
KC behind cam
so sharp collage
directing
KC w Mack Wayne Ross

Videos

K.C. Amos directors reel montage

Credits and Employment History

Awards

Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Recognition Award for short film title "Syphon - Gun" The Film also won Best Of Festival at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Grammy Nomination for Best Long Format Music Video for James McMurty.

Cal Arts Recent Alumnus Achievement Award from School of Film and Video

Credits

K.C. Amos
Director / Editor
100 Universal City Plaza # 7151 Universal City, CA 91608
Cell 818.297.4101 Fax 818.226.9944
FILMS:

“Tamales & Gumbo” Co-Director for Independent Feature Film
Starring Tiny Lister, Vida Guerra, Saffire, Roberto Sanchez Lawrence Jacobs, Michael Concepcion, Pheobe Price
Maya Entertainment (2009)

The Watermelon Heist” Director for 35mm Independent Feature film
Starring John Amos, Corey Holcomb, JB Smoove, with cameos by Chris Rock, Rudy Ray Moore, Maverick Entertainment (2004)

“Syphon-Gun” Writer, Director, Editor 16mm Black and White, 8 minutes. (1995); BEST SHORT FILM, Sundance Film Festival, 1997; Ann Arbor Michigan Film Festival, 1997, Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival, 1996.

“Songhay Sam” Co-Writer, Director, Avid Editor for 16mm Color, 30 minutes (1995);
BEST OF FESTIVAL, Clark Atlanta University Film Festival, 1995


MUSIC VIDEOS:

MACK 10, LIL WAYNE & RICK ROSS “So Sharp” Director,
Over 5 million views on World StarHipHop.com July 2009

LIL HAZE featuring RAY J “Work That Body”Director,
BET **New Joint** July 2009 Birmingham/Hoo Bangin Entertainment

James McMurtry, “Off and Running” Director, Avid Editor, Columbia Records (1995);
1996 GRAMMY NOMINATION, Best Long Format Music Video

Layzie Bone & Skant Bone (Bone Thugs n harmony) “What You Smokin On” Barney Records (2008)

Alligator Stew “Blood Money” ALL ACCESS MAGAZINE’S ROCK VIDEO OF THE YEAR AWARD (2004)

Kurupt, “We Can Freak It” Director, Avid Editor, A&M Records (1998)

N-Toon “Ready” Director, Dreamworks Records (1999)

Sammie “I Like It” Director, Avid Editor, Capitol Records (1999)

Mack 10, Fat Joe, Big Pun “Let the Games Begin” Director, Avid Editor, Priority Records (1999)

MC Eiht, “Automatic” and “Hood Still Got Me” Director, Avid Editor, Priority Records (1999)

Children of the Ghetto, “Wild Side” Director, Avid Editor, Priority Records (1999)

Top Dogg, “Cindafella” Director, Avid Editor, Death Row Records (1999)


And many other artists’ including, DJ Quick (J Records), R.P.M. (Warner Bros), 2-PAC (Interscope) Nate Dogg / Snoop Dogg (Death Row) & The K-Ci & Jo Jo Documentary Uncovered for Urban Works.

DOCUMENTARIES
“A Day In The Life Of Macy Gray” Co-Director and Avid Editor for Music Documentary featuring Macy Gray, Image Entertainment (2005)

“Soul Steppin” Avid Editor for Documentary, DreamWorks Records (2004)

“Gangsta, Ghetto and Gutter” Director for Music Documentary featuring Mack 10 and Ice Cube for Ventura Distribution (2003)

“Straight From The Streets” Avid Editor for series of Music Documentaries featuring artists including Ice-T, 2-Pac, C-Murder, MOP, Trick Daddy and Trina, Image Entertainment (2002)

“Death Row Uncut” Co-Writer, Director, Avid Editor for 120 minute Documentary featuring Suge Knight (1999);Ventura Distribution’s NUMBER ONE SELLER, 1999-2001.


DVD CONTENT: (Special Features)

THE OBAMA EFFECT “The Effect”(2009) “Behind The Scenes” Director.

BEN HUR “A Journey through Pictures” (2006) Avid Editor - Creative Domain

IMAGINE “A Tribute to John Lennon: The Man, The Music, The Memories” (2006) Avid Editor

TELEVISION:

“Halley’s Comet” – Director for 3-camera shoot of theatrical tour through Europe, the Carribbian and the United States (2001)

“Sandles Resort and Spa” – Director for 35mm 30 sec. commercial spot on location in Nassau, Bahamas (1999)

“The Right Stuff” - Director for 16mm 30 sec. commercial spot for Oldies Releases (1998)

“Tonight’s Live Party” - Director for 4-camera shoot, featuring Warren G and The Gap Band live at the El Ray Theater. (1997)

Sterling Mortgage - Director for 35mm 30 sec. prime-time commercial spot for national mortgage company (1997)

EDUCATION:
Master of Fine Arts, California Institute of the Arts School of Film and Video, 1995.
Winner of ‘Distinguished Alumni Award’, Cal Arts 2001

OTHER EXPERIENCE: ‘Demolition Man’ Warner Bros. (1994) Assistant to Director, Marco Brambilla. Hands-on during all phases of production.

Industry Qualifications

15 years professional Avid editorial.



Over 30 music videos directed and edited to air BET and MTV.

Industry Awards

James McMurtry, “Off and Running” Director, Avid Editor, Columbia Records (1995);

1996 GRAMMY NOMINATION, Best Long Format Music Video



“Syphon-Gun” Writer, Director, Editor 16mm Black and White, 8 minutes. (1995); BEST SHORT FILM, Sundance Film Festival, 1997; Ann Arbor Michigan Film Festival, 1997, Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival, 1996.



“Songhay Sam” Co-Writer, Director, Avid Editor for 16mm Color, 30 minutes (1995);

BEST OF FESTIVAL, Clark Atlanta University Film Festival, 1995



Winner of ‘Distinguished Alumni Award’, Cal Arts 2001

Education

EDUCATION:

Master of Fine Arts, California Institute of the Arts School of Film and Video, 1995.

Winner of ‘Distinguished Alumni Award’, Cal Arts 2001

Technical Equipment

Avid Media Composer HD



Panasonic PC camera with 4 cards and a P2 store.



Accounts with Vendors for larger scale projects, Red 1 cameras exc.

Other Skills/Additional Information

Willing to travel to any where in the world to get the job done. The Pass Port stays current.