Amon Giebel is a crafty editor with a commitment to an edgy, street smart aesthetic. In the past, you could witness a little of that in his work as an editor for WJLA Channel 7 here in Washington DC. But for the most part, his commitment to the far out is reserved for New Media Mill.
Giebel’s interest in kinetic imagery began in high school with an internship at a full production film/video company. His experiences expanded while attending film school at New York University, where he became proficient in all aspects of film and video production. He returned to the Capitol City to a staff position at a production company, where he produced, directed, shot, and edited productions for a variety of clients.
Amon’s priorities began to shift from serving the customer to saving the planet. He became an instructor at Montgomery Public Access cable station, training community visionaries in video production. The idea of making a difference took hold in Amon’s mind. He took a staff position with Greenpeace USA as manager of the Video Department. Although Amon kept his hair cropped short, he proved invaluable to Greenpeace, both in the field and in the office. He successfully resurrected the neglected 5,000 piece video archive and video production department into a useful tool for the organization.
Amon’s biggest accomplishment during these years was producing an award-winning documentary that was screened by the United Nations which helped to pass important international laws on toxic chemical elimination. Amon now works as a freelance editor working for clients like The World Resources Institute and Reading Is Fundamental.
Amon’s most rewarding experience as of late has been working as an instructor at the Public Web Works teaching activists how to produce videos for websites.