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Video Producer

New York, NY
December 29, 2020

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Kenny Allen

New York, NY



Dynamic, accomplished Filmmaker, Editor and Social Media Content Creator respected for years of hands-on experience delivering exceptional filmmaking and project management for media industry leaders. Proven track record of overseeing video production and creating content that increases social media engagement. Known as a motivational, influential leader and collaborator who guides team members in delivering exceptional results on time and under budget. Builds and maintains lasting relationships, leveraging communication skills to converse with clarity and diplomacy to individuals from diverse backgrounds and expertise. Out-of-the-box thinker committed to making continuous improvements in process, project oversight, creative vision and collaboration to enable long-term organizational growth.


Led contestant and applicant filming for nationally-famous shows like “American Idol,” “Making the Cut” and more.

Published in the New York Times.

Managed multiple social media accounts for popular magazines and media powerhouses, boosting engagement through effective strategies.

Created attention-grabbing content for social media channels and documentaries that caused a surge in popularity for artists like Sebastian Kole and Young Roddy.

Directed and edited the multiple award-winning film “Pedestrian Gallery,” exploring the history and future of street artwork.


New York City Production Coordinator 11/2016 – 04/2018

“American Idol” Season 18: New York, NY

Coordinated the filming of all successful first-round contestants located in New York (including the winner of season 18) for the show’s executive producers.

Videographer/Photographer/Editor/Social Media Content 11/2016 – 04/2018

Vibe Magazine: New York, NY

Filmed live, on-location performances and took high-quality photos of artists behind-the-scenes

Directed and edited documentary-style projects for Vibe’s YouTube Channel, increasing views by 5%.

Influenced engagement by compounding video content for the magazine’s Instagram account.

Managed content creation and engagement for the brand’s Twitter account as well as individual journalists’ accounts.

Director/Producer/Editor/DP/Photographer 10/2012 – Present

Harlem to Hollywood/Young Atlas: New York, NY

Produced online content for the Young Atlas online show featuring multiple budding underground Hip Hop Artists.

Drove brand awareness for and promotion of independent artists by directing and producing music videos, documentaries and podcasts.

Sound Recording/Assistant Director

Sportsman Channel: San Francisco, California

Sound Recorder/Assistant director for Sportsman Channel tv show “Reel Fishing with Upstream.” San Francisco episode.

Casting Coordinator

“Making the Cut” Season 2: New York, NY

Organized the open casting call for the Amazon show “Making the Cut.”

Coordinated interviews for the contestants with the shows executive producers.

Videographer 12/2012 – 10/2013

Universal Motown Records Group: New York, NY

Documented the artist Sebastian Kole on a daily basis for a year, documenting the signing of his record deal and his first performance in New York City.

Edited the footage for social media channels.

Video Content Producer/Director May/2019 – Present

TraxNYC: New York, NY

Produced and filmed video content for the celebrity jeweler TraxNYC.

Video Producer/Editor 2019 – Present

iHeartRadio “Spirited Actor”: New York, NY

Producing and editing video content for the “Spirited Actor” podcast hosted by “Tracy Moore” at iHeartRadio.

Intern 04/2013 – 09/2013

The Studio NYC: New York, NY

Served as a video intern and leader of the team that launched the “My Block NYC” app, which strove to establish emotional connections with users through technology and video and was featured in the Museum of Modern Art “Talk to Me” exhibit in 2013. (The app is currently part of curriculum in select public schools in New York City).

Supervised the other interns during app content creation.

Video Director 2014

Jet Life Records: New York, NY

Directed video and social media content for the Jet Life recording artist Young Roddy.

Filmed and edited his video for the song “Money,” which remains one of his most viewed videos with the highest level of social media engagement.


Filmmaking and Media Skills, Tribeca Film Institute: 2006

Digital Film Academy Alumni: 2019

Writers Boot Camp Alumni: 2013


Final Cut Pro / DaVinci Resolve / Adobe Creative Suite / Avid / Red Camera / After Effects / Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) / Social Media Channels / Photoshop / Google Docs / Google Drive / Google Calendar / Dropbox










NY Times published photographs.

"Pedestrian Gallery" Chosen for Roxbury Film Festival (2007)

"Pedestrian Gallery" Chosen for Urban Visionaries Festival (2007)

East Hampton Film Festival (2007)


Reading, Gaming, Fashion, merchandising, acting, art

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