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.
This documentary I made about Saints Volleyball is the biggest project I’ve done so far at SF in terms of scope. Shooting over the course of 8 months, I covered the creation of a new athletics program from the hiring of the coach through the end of their first match.
Coverage of SF’s new athletics program
Time-lapse photography of clouds passing over campus on this hot July afternoon
A glimpse at the Fine Arts at Santa Fe College
I’ve been eyeing this tree on my way into work and noting its potential Instagramability for a while. Well, we had to leave the office for a bit on Friday so electricians could do some work in our area and I decided to take a midday walk to the edge of campus to photograph this tree.
Stressed by finals? Take a 15 second break to enjoy some video of cute animals at the #SantaFeCollege Teaching Zoo. Finish strong, Saints!
I had some footage from the teaching zoo I hadn’t used yet, so I put together this little montage for an Instagram post.
I was out getting general coverage of the Spring Arts Festival and captured this sled/guitar performance at the New Depression Guitars booth.