Public Engagement

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    Oscar Frasser is a professional photographer, cinematographer, filmmaker and storyteller with a focus on human rights issues and Latin American topics.

    With over 20 years of experience in storytelling, Oscar has a Master of Arts in Media Studies and Certificate in Documentary Studies from The New School.  He also holds a Certificate in Filmmaking and Directing from NYU, a BFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology and an Advertising Degree from La Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá, Colombia.

    Oscar has worked extensively in the areas of documentary filmmaking, photojournalism and advertising. He has been a successful business owner of a bi-lingual advertising agency in New York City, lectured and taught in several universities in New York and abroad, and has won multiple awards in both the United States and internationally for his films and photo exhibitions.  His short film “Dance Horse” won Best Experimental Film at the 2014 Americas Film Festival in New York City. 

    He has collaborated as a cinematographer on multiple award-winning projects such as “Pink Boy” a 2017 webby award-winning short documentary film on the life of a gender creative boy, “Nefertiti’s Daughters” which premiered world-wide at the prestigious 2015 Aspenshorts Film Festival, and “Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile”, which made it’s world premier at the 2014 DOC NYC film festival. 

    Additionally, he has worked as a Photographer, Videographer and Producer for UN Habitat, Columbia University and Publicaciones Semana of Colombia.

    Oscar is currently an Adjunct Professor of Filmmaking­ at The New School, an Instructor of visual storytelling for the Oral History MA program at Columbia University and working as an independent contractor in video and photojournalism for the Associated Press at the United Nations. He is currently specializing his cinematography work and filmmaking with drones.


    Current Courses:

    Tech Wksp: Advanced Camera (Spring 2019)

    Tech Workshop: Advanced Camera (Spring 2019)

    Tech Workshop: Agile Lighting

    Tech Workshop: Agile Lighting

    Tech Workshop: Color Correct (Spring 2020)

    Tech Workshop: Essential DSLR

    Tech Workshop: Essential DSLR