About

Jennifer D’Amore was born and raised in the shadows of New York City, where her life was influenced by a mosaic of culture and music. Classically trained in the arts, technically trained in film editing, she combines both in mutually beneficial projects with international artists. With undergraduate sculptural work often compared to Kiki Smith, her conceptual work evolved to require more dimensions moving from 2D to 3D or more, creating interactive and wearable sculptures that developed into performance pieces and incorporated film, initially as an exploration of capturing not just the information, but also the experience of live art performances.

Jen has more than eighteen years of experience with art and media organizations, in positions that range from technical and organizational to creative, including everything from broadcast technician for television and rotoscoping for film, to set painter and costume assistant for theater. Five years at Phoenix Art Group included both supervising the frame department, and producing art for the art department. She has been represented by Art Haus International and her paintings have shown in galleries including Renee Taylor Gallery, and Horizon Art.

Determined to work on film projects that are educational, inspirational, or bring about awareness, Jen has been a video editor and motion graphics artist for projects and companies including Fender Musical Instrument Company, Future Arts Research Project, online education leader lynda.com, and the feature documentaries “Alt for Beffen” and “The Song Within”. In 2016, Jen took the leap from a comfy dotCom position to explore more of the world, connect with international artists, and seek unique creative opportunities. As a digital nomad she has worked on projects in Norway and Thailand, and collaborated with film director Anne Magnussen to co-design and create a video art exhibition at the Ilmin Museum of Art in Seoul.

Currently, Jennifer is a project leader / media producer in the Media lab at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. Some of her work now includes the use of virtual reality. During the Off-Piste Virtual Reality Storytelling workshop, led by Crossover Labs, she and a team created a functioning prototype of the VR experience “Journey of Water”. As an active member of Dikkedokken Filmlaug, Jennifer is a liaison and creative collaborator on international projects.

More info about Jen can be found at:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-d-amore-b4322910

 
Filmography

 

“Alt for Beffen” feature documentary film – film editor / dramaturg / color corrector – Embla Film AS, director: Anne Magnussen

“Silent River” feature film – production designer / prop master – Defector Films Inc. director: Chris Chan Lee (Los Angeles, CA USA) 2019

“Flip Book: The Revolutionary Animations of the 21st Century” – exhibit co-designer, video editor, and exhibit artist in collaboration with “The Man Who Knew 75 Languages” director: Anne Magnussen of Embla Films (Bergen, Norway), Ilmin Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea 2018

“Da kvinnen kom til verden” (When the Women Came to Earth) – film editor, VFX and compositor, color corrector, subtitler – Cinemamas – director: Anne Kjersti Bjørn

“Sort Melk” (Black Milk) – Meteoritt – Oslo, Norway 2017 – VFX – rotoscoping 

“The Backgrounds” – Embla Film, Bergen, Norway 2017 – editor of cinematographic showcase

“The Song Within” aka “Wise Women of Sedona” 2010 feature documentary – Mirdad Effect / 9 Muses Productions – artistic director, editor, writer (shared), sound design (shared)

          picked up for distribution by First Run Features

          accepted into the Sedona International Film Festival – Sedona, AZ USA 2011

          and the International Film Festival of Mind, Body, Spirit, and Ecology – Wales, UK 2011

“Spotted” – Revision Films – title sequence creator

“Dark Truth, White Lies” – director, editor, artist, co-writer

          Top20 – Almost Famous Film Festival Feb 2010

“Jane Doe” – 2009 feature documentary – editor

          No Festival Required – Space 55 – Phoenix, AZ 2009 

“Let It Rest” – director, writer, cinematographer, editor

          SCC Winter Film Festival 2000 Most Philosophical Film Award – Let it Rest

      

Fine Art Exhibitions and Performances

 

Video art installation – Strandgaten 207 and 214 – B-Open festival – Bergen Norway – 2020

Site-specific art “Love Conquers Walls” on the West Bank partition wall – 2017

Horizon Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 2008 – present fine art representation

          2D work on paper and canvas  www.horizonart.com

Costello Childs Contemporary Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ 2013

           2D work on paper and canvas

Renee Taylor Gallery, Sedona, AZ 2008 – 2010

            Multimedia on canvas

3 Solos, ICA ASU 1999

            Solo performance – Plastic Passion

Ten: 20’s ICA ASU 1999

           Solo performance – Enough? D’Amore

Room (sculptural installations), Icehouse, Phoenix 1998

           Moveable Performative Installation – Personal Space Jacket 

Milieu: Spine Gallery and Mars Art Space Phoenix 1998

          Durational Performance – Enough?

Arte Veritas, Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe 1998

          Neon sculpture 

Packing Light, STEP gallery, Tempe 1998

          Neon sculpture – Packing White Light

(skulp cher) Juried exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe 1997

           3D Works of steel and aluminum w/ found object elements

           won 2 of the 8 positions in the show

 

Miscellaneous Creative Work

 

Paint-Trip.com – branding, concept, graphics, logo and web design – 2019

Gerry Routes App – prototype – concept, UX and graphic design

Miss Undergroove’s “Calling Card” album – 6 panel digipak – graphic design collaboration with Enara Barnés – 2018

“Eclectic Mixtape for James” – Various Artists fundraising CD compilation – album producer – 2015

 
Commercial Video Editing and Motion Graphics Work

 

lynda.com (+LinkedIn) – senior video editor

          edited 350+ educational videos

About.com (A New York Times company) – writer / producer / video editor / content creator

          produced 250+ tutorial videos

Fender Musical Instrument Company – video editing, motion graphics, kinetic typography

          50 + videos

Future Arts Research Project / Laboratory 5 – video editing for lecture series

Vemma / 9 Muses Productions – motion graphics

itUSA – International Tennis USA – video editing

Wimbledon Prep Music Video for Tennis Pro Meghann Shaughnessy 9 music videos

“Albino Deer” meditation video – Jane Fendelman – motion graphics

 
Education / Courses

 

Off-Piste Norway, Virtual Reality Storytelling lab

Screenwriting, Professional Certificate, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television.

Media Psychology, UCLA Extension

Film and video editing, SCC Film School

Bachelors of Art, Studio Art (Sculpture), Arizona State University

Minor in Italian language, Arizona State University

Italian Language Immersion in Siena, Italy

Study Abroad (Art History & Drawing) in Florence, Italy

Study Abroad (“Fashion and Film in Contemporary Britain”) London, England

 

Contact for creative consultation and collaboration

jda.hvl@gmail.com