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.
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.
I was in attendance for Grateful Gator Day 2015, the inaugural Thank a Donor Day at the University of Florida. The videos I produced will be used to let UF alumni and donors how much private giving is appreciated by the student body, as well as to help raise awareness of this new annual event.
When a rejection letter derailed his college plans, Christian Keen found a home at Santa Fe College, where he developed into a student leader and scholar. Christian is now a proud Gator, and Santa Fe College alumnus.
In advance of applicants finding out whether they’ve been accepted or rejected by the University of Florida, Santa Fe College Communications & Creative Services has rolled out the 2015 version of our annual “SF to UF” campaign. The project was a total team effort, with my role being the production of the video about the transfer student who was originally denied admission to UF before achieving at a high level at Santa Fe College.
We’ve sent a postcard to every high school senior in our district which introduces Christian’s story, boasts about the high transfer rates from SF to UF, and directs them to the website sfcollege.edu/uf. We’re also promoting the link on social media though Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Of course, part of the goal is to raise SF’s admission rates, but more than that, I’d like to think our work on this project will offer hope and encouragement to young people who may be facing a major setback in their plans for college.
The Saints play a pick up game against some stiff competition in our festive new video for the Saints Tip-Off Classic.
After many years of production experience and sustained living dead fandom, I finally got the opportunity to shoot and direct my first zombie video! Santa Fe College really does help make dreams (and undead nightmares) come true.
On set with our zombies
I came up with the concept of the video after hearing that the doubleheader season tip-off for the Santa Fe College Basketball program would be held on Halloween this year. My co-workers in Communications & Creative Services helped polish my idea and served as crew for the production. Our colleagues in the Fine Arts department took care of the casting, costuming, hair and makeup for the zombies and we had the full support of the coaches and the Athletics department, so it was a real collaborative effort.
When asked what we should call the event, I jokingly suggested “Dunkoween,” and it stuck. I tried to take it back, but it was already out there. Now I have to own it. You’ll hear just how hard I’ve tried to own it in my voiceover.
I love Halloween. I don’t think I could get away with stuff like this any other time of year.