I was excited to have the opportunity to spookify this video for the Office of the President and help UF celebrate Halloween! They sent me the raw video clip of the bats and I brought in all the effects, graphics, and sound.
From a production stand point, I wish I had brought more lighting and microphone equipment, but I was trying to travel lightly and did not know that interviews would be part of the shoot when I packed my bag. Regardless, it was a neat event to be a part of and I’m still happy with the outcome as a whole.
I also provided some clips to University Communications, which they used to create a Now This-style piece for social media.
Here is the official UF press release about this story, which also contains some GIFs made with my footage: A second chance for Cisco
I’m honored that the Florida Gators GIF’d and shared a clip of time lapse I sent them. I set the camera to shoot on an interval timer the afternoon before and this morning turned out too stormy for the sunrise montage I’ve been working on for the Foundation, but I’m thrilled to see it shared to a wide audience via the Gators’ Facebook page.
I worked in collaboration with every member of the Strategic Communications and Marketing team as well as an outside vendor to produce a series of videos for the University of Florida Foundation’s annual award ceremony.
I personally served as director, cinematographer, and editor for 2 of the 5 packages. I also worked with my director in creative services and our team’s designers to develop a new graphics package for all of the videos in the series, incorporating video backgrounds I filmed on campus with a DJI Ronin-M stabilized gimbal system. Additionally, I served as a point of contact with Mindseye Project Partners on the pieces they produced, providing instruction on how to implement the new look and consolidating and communicating the feedback from those at the Office of Development & Alumni Affairs.
The series was presented at the UF Foundation’s Academy of Golden Gators event on March 4, 2016 at Emerson Alumni Hall.
The Academy of Golden Gators reflects UF’s aspiration to be one of the most influential and impactful universities by recognizing philanthropists whose courage to care enables UF to touch lives throughout the world. The academy honors the generosity and vision of donors and volunteers who embody the spirit of the University of Florida family.
In two decades, the student-run Dance Marathon at the University of Florida has raised more than $10 million to support Children’s Miracle Network at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. The yearlong fundraising efforts culminate each spring with students standing on their feet for 26.2 hours to symbolize the obstacles pediatric patients and their families often face while in the hospital.
Ken and Linda McGurn have invested more than $2.9 million in the University of Florida, mostly in the Warrington College of Business and Florida Museum of Natural History. Their McGurn Management Company has helped revitalize downtown Gainesville, and they have received more than 50 local, state, regional and national awards.
Visit this news.ufl.edu press release for more information about the 2016 event, the award recipients, and to see the other videos in the series.
Coffin Cruisin’ played in the 4th annual Tally Shorts Film Festival last weekend. It was our Florida premiere and my first opportunity to attend a festival screening with this project. It was shown in program block titled Just the Facts… with 5 other documentaries at the Challenger Learning Center on the 50-foot Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium screen. I had a great time sharing my work, seeing other films, and meeting people in Tallahassee. Hope to do it again someday!
Discussing Coffin Cruisin’ with festival volunteer Wade Bishop during the Q&A. Photo: Perrone Ford
Strategic Communications and Marketing collaborated with Donor Relations on an impact report for scholarship funding at the University of Florida. I contributed photos, a video, and sound for an audio card to the multi-platform communications project.