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ANDY FIDEL

Freelance Writer, Video-Photographer & Editor

Andy Fidel loves to tell stories with her camera. Montreal-base storyteller, content creator and journalist with a passion for social media & community advertising: andyfidel.org.

5 years of professional experience providing editorial services for newspapers and online media: Rogers Media, LouLou Magazine, Chatelaine, Huffington Post Québec, Bell Media, CBC News, TEDx, Concordia NOW, What’s Up Montreal? Holds a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in Creative Writing and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Concordia University, Montreal, QC.

Core Competencies: video-photography, new media use, social media & #sm marketing, interactive storytelling, live #SM hosting, stop motion. Lifestyle, visual arts, social businesses, music and street, and local news.

Want to tchat? Find me @AndyFidel_
Need a content creator? Contact me at andyfidel.org


Areas of Expertise

Videography

Video Editing

Photography

Photojournalism

Community Management

Social Networking

Web Content

Article Writing

Fiction & NonFiction

Developmental Editing

Copyediting

Professional History

Content & Social Media lead | Commetta
December 2015 – Present

– Social Media & Strategy
– Content Creation: Photo-Video, Graphics & Copy
– SM Community Management
– Hashtag Research



Content & Communications | Urban Bonfire
April 2015 – February 2016

Build & manage company’s social media profiles & presence on website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Google +, YouTube and Houzz. Create shareable content appropriate for specific networks to engage existing and new audience. Monitor & engage in relevant social discussions around the themes of BQQ, Outdoor Kitchens, Design, Grills & Food. Research opportunities to connect with new people to promote & build brand awareness. Photograph, videograph & edit in-house events, classes & demonstrations.



Assistant Media Instructor | Journalism Department, Concordia University
June 2014 – Aug. 2014

Led workshops on camera equipment, photography 101 and editing programs, such as Final Cut Pro & Audacity, to Concordia University’s Undergraduate and Graduate Journalism students. Assisted professors during class time. Assisted students on their multimedia and broadcast assignments. Created instruction sheets and equipment smart guides. Helped manage the Journalism Department’s website.



Senior Online Editor | Soliloquies Anthology 
Sept. 2013 – Aug. 2014

Maintained brand presence online, particularly Facebook and Twitter @_Soliloquies. Monitored and participated in relevant social discussions about writing, editing & publishing to engage existing and new audiences. Increased the number of followers from 200 to 1,825. Created content to drive traffic to new website, edited author interviews & book reviews. Helped manage the Flash Fiction Contest, created with Online Editor. In charge of the photography and videography tasks. Promoted literary activities to fellow university clubs, to new and current students.



Bi-weekly Contributor, Videographer & Editor | Concordia NOW
Nov. 2013 – Present

Concordia NOW is Concordia University’s official e-newsletter. In this dual role, wrote the ‘Top 5 things you should do in Montreal’ targeted to appeal Concordia University students. Also contributed video & photography, covering student events, e.g. Concrete Toboggan Team, Troitsky Bridge Building Competition. Conducted interviews, filmed, recorded audio, and video edited using Final Cut Pro X.



Video-photographer & Editor | What’s Up Montreal?
July 2014 – Present

Photographed, videographed & edited various events in Montreal, e.g. Just for Laughs 2014, Montreal Art Tattoo Show 2014, Montreal Gay Pride Parade 2014. Have been available on call for work at moment’s notice and for weekend work. Able to meet tight deadlines.



Teaching Assistant: Laboratory Demonstrator | Journalism Department, Concordia University
Jan. 2014 – April 2014

Prepared and presented laboratories & camera equipment to Concordia University’s Undergraduate Journalism students. Covered all the basics of shooting and video editing. Gave workshops and tutorials on Final Cut Pro 10.1.1.



Reporter, Video-photographer & Editor | The Link Newspaper
July 2013 – Present

Researched and pitched news stories pertaining to Concordia University, e.g. People’s Climate March NYC (video), A Night to Remember, ECA Speaks Out Against Disrespectful Chants, Students Inventors Want Patent Control. Have been available on call for work at moment’s notice and for weekend work. Recorded, conducted interviews, and video edited packages using Final Cut Pro X.



Staff Writer & Photographer | The Concordian
Sept. 2012 – Present

Wrote art reviews and fiction scenarios. Research and conducted interviews with both students and local artists, e.g. When Zombies Attack Concordia, Plug in your headphone and put on your reading glasses, A girl with big dreams; a little boy manqué. Met tight deadlines. Able to work under pressure.



Contributor | The Vocalist Magazine
Sept. 2013 – Feb. 2014

Conducted interviews with vocalists, make-up artists, fashion stylists, e.g. Sir John, Tom Kiefer, Glenn Lewis, Idie & The Mirrors, Lianne La Havas. Wrote article pertinent to the music industry. 



Freelance Experience

Rogers Media: Châtelaine Magazine & l’Actualité

Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers

AEJMC’s 97th Annual Conference in Montreal

Stroll for Kids – The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

National Conference of Women in Engineering

C.A.S.E. student-run association

CBC News

Tedx WilfridBastienEd

Concordia Student Union (CSU)

Le Huffington Post Quebec

The Suburban Magazine (March 6, 2015 ed. p. 48)

Next Generation : Jewish General Hospital

Concordia Student Union : Community Matters


Skills


Editing Software: Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Audacity, Soundboard, Picasa, Garageband
(Intermediate Level) Adobe Premiere, Adobe InDesign, Logic Pro X

SM Platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google +, Vimeo, YouTube, Houzz

Platforms: WordPress, ScribbleLive, Timeline JS, Lightspeed

Other Software: Microsoft Office, Powerpoint, Google Presentation, Audio Hijack, iBooks Author


Education


Graduate Diploma in Journalism
Concordia University, Montreal, QC. 2014

Bachelors of Arts with Distinction in Creative Writing
Concordia University, Montreal, QC. 2013


Interests & Hobbies

TED Talks 

Poetry & Spoken Word

Documentaries

Photography

Social Media

Internet Wandering

Music Videos

Literature

Creative Writing