Christopher Andrew is a director, producer, editor, DP, VJ, and founder of Stoptime Live.
His career began in 1995, working for the award winning Lone Wolf Documentary Group, as assistant editor, and assistant cameraman on projects for National Geographic, and NOVA. In 2000, after graduating from Oberlin College, Andrew founded Stoptime Live, a multi-media company focused on live video performance, and custom content creation. For more than a decade Andrew has worked on the cutting edge of live event production and documentation all over the world.
Andrew began working as a touring VJ in 2002 with Sony Playstation’s Dual Play tours alongside artists such as DJ Dan, Timo Maas, Bad Boy Bill and Ferry Corsten. From 2003-2007, Andrew toured globally with Tiësto, producing content and directing the largest visual shows in the history of electronic music. From 2006-2009, Andrew directed, shot, and edited documentaries for the “Official Tiësto Youtube Channel,” and Tiësto’s website. This project culminated in the 2009 release of Tiësto, Another Day In Asia, a feature length documentary DVD, directed, shot, and edited by Andrew.
Recent highlights in Andrew’s VJ career include directing the live visuals at Opulent Temple, Burning Man 2008-2009. In 2008 & 2009 Andrew was honored as a featured artist and panel speaker in the Chicago Motion Graphics Festival. In 2010 Andrew created a live video installation for the Chicago Premier of We Live In Public, a film that won best documentary at Sundance. In 2011 Andrew produced the content and live visuals for the DJ Mag Top 100 awards show at ADE, the largest electronic music conference in the world. From 2010-2012, working with NCompass International, Andrew produced video installations for: New York ComicCon, Sebastian’s 20th Anniversary hair show, and a BlackBerry corporate event.
In the fine arts scene, Andrew has been a long time collaborator with Chicago artist Theaster Gates, working on a number of video installations that have been featured in renowned institutions including LA MOCA, and Art Basel. Additionally Andrew worked on a documentary film, and series of live visual performances with Kahil El Zabar, the legendary Chicago percussionist. For the past four years, Andrew has directed the live visuals for After Dark at the Art Institute of Chicago.
As a director, Andrew has been focused on cutting unique music videos. Andrew has directed more than twenty music videos for a variety of labels including Black Hole Recordings, Armada, and Cobra Music Co. Notable videos Andrew has directed include: Allure featuring Christian Burns, On The Wire, Aly & Fila featuring Jwaydan, We Control The Sunlight, Manufactured Superstars, Take Me Over, and Cosmic Gate with Emma Hewitt, Be Your Sound.
Andrew’s original visual works are being released on the DVJ Vision label. After being featured on Club Visuals 2 & 3, Lars Schlichting, owner of DVJ Vision approached Andrew about doing a solo artist DVD of original work. The subsequent DVD, Pixel Girls, was released in December of 2009 (available world wide through DVJ Vision, Amazon, etc). Their newest release, Pixel Girls 2, features tracks cut to the music of Richard Durand, BT, Zoo Brazil and many more. In addition to these releases Andrew has created the custom visuals for DJ Dan, Aly & Fila, Betsie Larkin, Lange, and continues to create custom content for Tiësto.