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CV – Ann Michel

Ann E. Michel

President, Insights International, Inc.

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New York, NY 10016


Professional Preparation.

Cornell University         Theoretical Mathematics     B.A.  1982

Selected Recent Work.

These are selected video and multi-media documentary and educational productions:

2010:  “What Works”  Successful transitions for youth with disabilities

2008 “Breast Cancer and the Estrogen Connection”  , 3 shorts aimed at college age women explaining through animation what breast cancer is, and the risks associated with plastics, cosmetics, and improper disposal of heavy metals


  • “Stories from the Equine”
  • “Companion Animal” and Wildlife Hospitals at Cornell University

2006-2008:  many short shows on Veterinary Medicine, including

  • “Pet Owners Guide to Cancer
  • “Caring for Your Diabetic Cat”
  • “Caring for your Cat with Kidney Disease


  • “The Watershed Media Project”
  • “The Hydrologic Cycle”, English and Swedish
  • “Where does Water Go When it Rains”
  • “How Much Water Do We Use”
  • “Follow the Water”

2003  “Natural Rendering”, a video about farm mortality composting, winner of Blue Ribbon in the 2003 Educational Aids Competition of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers

2002/2003  “Ask an Engineer”, a DVD installation and exhibit for the NSF funded Tech-City traveling science exhibition, this is a 16:9 surround sound continuous play show.

2001 “Look” An educational video for elementary school kids for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, to explain the meaning of a visit to an Art Museum.

1997, 2002  “Why Buildings Stand Up: Lessons from Salvadori Classrooms”, “Twenty-Five Years, and Counting….”, videos and CD ROMs used by the Salvadori Center.

1994 Participated in the startup of NEEDS, The National Engineering Education Delivery System originating within the NSF-funded Synthesis Coalition

“Student’s Guide to Civil Engineering” , funded through ASCE to explain the varied fields within civil engineering to high school and college students.

“She’s the Engineer”  funded in part by SWE, Society for Women Engineers, to promote the field of engineering to high school girls.

Synergistic Activities.

2009:  President, Board of Directors, The Flaherty Seminar, an annual week-long seminar for documentary and non-fiction filmmakers.

2006-present Board of Directors, The Flaherty Seminar

2003:  Board of Directors:  “Light in Winter”, a 3 day festival of music, art and science.  Did all technical coordination, video production and projection needed for this long weekend of live performances.

1999: Participated in the early development and deployment of Time-Warner’s, high-speed, broad-band internet service, Road Runner, by creating special mutli-media elements for:,, including all of the on-line video for The Museum of Science and Technology, Syracuse, NY, and The Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY

1986-present:  annual guest lecturer at Ithaca College’s Dept. of Film and Television.

Insights was formed in 1980. We became Insights International, Inc. in 1990.