Standing Oak Media was founded by Randy Visser, a forty year video professional, teacher and media artist.  Randy's roots dig down into a variety of specialties including Community Media, Broadcast and Cable Television, Video Engineering, Filmaking, Education and Independent media production. 

 

Standing Oak Media is also a real network of media professionals who are available to support a wide variety of projects.  From custom video engineering and consulting on small-midsize studios to teaching people of all ages how to use video editing software.  From independent project development to live complex multi-camera events with instant replay and graphics.  Broadcast television to HD streaming on the web.  Domestic and International work.  These are deep roots. 

 

Please take a look at some of these past projects and you'll understand why the Standing Oak tree is such an appropriate metaphor for this unique media production company.  

 

 

World Wise Workshops

July 2010 - Present (1 year 11 months)

We develop and manage student exchanges using video conferencing and distance learning technology. The programs feature collaborative media projects developed by the students. My colleague, Sandra Wormgoor, is an English Language and Communications teacher from the Netherlands.


Video Engineering at the famous Boston Garden

March 2011 - Current 

Part of a small team of engineers working Bruins and Celtics games at this Boston landmark arena. Providing support for in-house production team as well as liason with network broadcast truck crews.

 

Teaching Advanced Video Editing at Maine Media Workshops

September 2011 - September 2012

Working with advanced editing students on Final Cut Pro. and AVID Media Composer.  Creative and relaxed learning environment on the coast of Maine. Great collaboration with other professionals and serious students of media.

 

Ambassador at Fulbright Program 

January 2008 - January 2011 (3 years 1 month)
The founder of Standing Oak Media, Randy Visser, received a German Fulbright grant to study media in Germany during the summer of 2004.  He was then selected to represent the Fulbright Organization (CEIS) as part of their new Ambassador program.

 

Communications Department at Southern Maine Community College

October 1985 - December 2010 (25 years 3 months)

Responsible for building the college's Media Center. Founded college's Communication Department. Senior Faculty member teaching variety of courses including; Mass Comm., Writing For Media, Advance Production, Non-Linear Editing, On-Location, Studio Production. Retired from full-time teaching.
 

Contract Video Engineer at NOAA "Okeanos Explorer" Video Engineer

July 2010 - August 2010 (2 months)

Operating HD video cameras on an "ROV" (unmanned submersible vehicle) for deep water ocean exploration. Currently working on a special project with Indonesian government in the Sangihe Talaud Region.

 

Contract Engineer at NBC Olympics

July 2008 - September 2008 (3 months)
Six weeks working in Beijing, China for Olympic Engineering team.

 

Community Television Association of Maine (CTAM)

January 1986 - January 1991 (5 years 1 month)

Helped to establish statewide NPO dedicated to supporting community-based media in the state of Maine. Served as first president of the organization. Developed a number of special educational events for membership and continue to advocate at all levels for non-profit, non-professional access to communication technology.