Filmmaker and Video Producer, Hida Visuals Inc
Andrew Hida is a filmmaker and video producer whose work focuses on issues of health, environment, and social justice. He strongly believes in the power of the collaborative process to create powerful, compelling, and beautiful stories about the human condition. Andrew was early to embrace multimedia as an innovative tool in visual storytelling, and he continues this vision in his personal and client work. He works closely with foundations, NGOs, and editorial publications such as MSNBC, The New York Times, the Open Society Foundation and Reportage by Getty Images, to help realize their visions through consultation, filmmaking, and good storytelling.
Andrew is a co-founder of Spēk Pictures, a creative visuals production studio. Formerly, Andrew was a Multimedia Producer at Talking Eyes Media where he was responsible for videography and editing of long-form multimedia projects. Andrew was a former intern at the Emmy Award-winning production studio MediaStorm after completing his Master's in Photography at Syracuse University. In 2011, he was a multimedia producer for the award-winning Syracuse News21 project: El Nuevo Normal.
During his previous career as a conservation ecologist with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, Andrew was struck by lightning, pooped on by Capuchin monkeys, and hospitalized with Meningitis. Now, he prefers scarves and whistling horribly out of tune at home.
Andrew is based out of San Francisco.