Andrew Visser is a Welsh born Video Producer and visual storyteller, based in New York. Having graduated from Columbia University with an MFA in Film, he produces various video and multimedia story content for EdLab and the wider Teachers College community.
His work on Seen In New York tells compelling narratives about the myriad of educational opportunities and experiences in New York state. Through the Spotlight series he explores the ways in which educational leaders engage and utilize innovative teaching methods in a unique, experiential setting.
The interview series The Voice brings to life the fascinating stories behind the prestigious Teachers College Record, and facilitates direct communication between academic researchers across the globe. The Strage Prize features a member of the junior faculty and recognizes an outstanding piece of published work.
The Art at the Library series highlights the stories behind the Myers Fund art commission, which bring artists and educators together in a variety of multimedia exhibits. EdLab Seminar, and the ‘Seminar Snapshot’ is a long running series of presentational videos which covers thought leaders and innovative educational solutions.
As well as the many video series produced by the EdLab, Andrew additionally collaborates with a variety of entities throughout the college and beyond. This work includes collaboration with the Admission office on the series Changemakers which features dynamic faculty, alumni and students, and demonstrates the substantial impact of Teachers College. Through the NYC Outwardbound Schools CUNY Crew Andrew facilitated the conception and development of series of videos created by college level students. Further collaborations include: a profile on anthropologist Erin Vogel’s work with the ‘Leaky Foundation’ and her educational outreach program with teachers College Community School, producing the launch video for the WELL Campaign an advocacy initiative from the The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education and Policy, and a series of videos featuring industry leaders for the Data Analytics program.
Andrew’s work with the Smith Learning Theater team has involved crafting unique experiences, telling rich, multimodal stories utilizing the innovative technological infrastructure of the space. This has included the creation of media for, and of, EdLab Design Events (including an extensive program for the United Arab Emirates) and Board of Trustee events, as well as various classes which have taken place in the space, including the Executive Masters Program in Change Leadership, and Networked & Online Learning. He also collaborated with this year’s Learning Theater Student Grant recipients on two ambitious projects: one to create an experiential and innovative workshop to promote school nutrition, and the other to record and collect data for complex problem solving in groups, both of which were also featured in the ‘Spotlight’ series. Other collaborations include Science Saturday and Science Camp with The Hollingworth Center, and the Literacy Unbound program from the Center for Professional Development of Teachers, which included the production of a recruitment and promotional video. Andrew was also instrumental in the design, development and implementation of the inaugural Learning Theater event: An Out of This World Learning Experience which marked the official opening of the Learning Theater, and utilised a vast array of multimedia technology to create an immersive, experiential learning event.