Teo Melchishua Williams (pronounced Tee-oh-droze Mell kesh-u-ah) has years of experience as a digital media producer and filmmaker, video designer, illustrator, animator, VJ, educator and creative consultant in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He has produced promotional/marketing videos, interviews short films, video projection design, video mashups, remixes for clients and events such the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' One Mic: Hip-Hop Worldwide Festival, Club Liv with events such as Wonderfull: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder featuring DJ Spinna, Sole Defined (with dancer/choreographers Ryan Johnson and Quyinn Johnson), musician Marcus Johnson (Flo Brand wines), Art-vs-Commerce (The Shaolin Jazz Project), Felicia Pride (The Message), CityLife, B-Fly Entertainment (Liner Notes and Paige In Full), Source Theatre, WSC Avant Bard, Bowie State University College of Business; performing artists Joyce Scott, Kay Lawall-Muhamed and actress/director Rain Pryor just to name a few. He has also illustrated children's books, book cover design and has a background in community arts projects and using the arts and media to empower youth. As both an artist/producer and a professor in media production, visual culture and hip-hop studies he has moderated, produced and conducted interviews with the likes of Angie Stone, B.o.B., Dead Prez, Bilal, E.P.M.D., Brand Nubian, Gods'Illa, RA the MC, Oddisee, NonChalant, SA-ROC, Sol Messiah, Bilal Salaam, Tamara Wellons, Alison Carney, Wanjiru Kamuyu, Rachel Oneika Phillips and the Broadway cast of the hit musical FELA! Specialties and research areas: Visual Branding, Video Projection Design, Program Administration, Motion Graphics, Animation, Video Production, Editing and Digital Compositing, Design, Fine Art, Digital Filmmaking, New Media, Art/Imaging, Curating, Education/Training, Consulting, Book Cover Design, Illustration, Research, Visual Marketing, Hip-Hop Studies, Urban & Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, Sustainability, Science and Speculative Fiction, Afrofuturism, Diversity, Global and Cultural Studies, Social Media and Creative Strategy.

Work Samples

  • DIANA

  • CAESAR AND DADA

  • FUNKYMONK

Work & Education History

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Affiliations

AIGA | SIGGRAPH | NAAHBCU KAPPA ALPHA PSI | FRATERNITY, INC. | UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION

Awards

ARTISTIC BLIND DATE (SOURCE THEATRE) FLASHPOINT DC CURATORS FELLOWSHIP FULBRIGHT-HAYS SEMINARS ABROAD ROSEBUD FILM AND SCREENPLAY COMPETITION BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY FELLOWSHIP AND RESEARCH AWARD HOWARD UNIVERSITY FACULTY GRANT AND AWARD MAAFA FILM FESTIVAL PAUL ROBESON AWARD SONY INNOVATOR IN ANIMATION PRIZED PIECES

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