Overview

As an Associate Producer/Video Editor within the Marketing and Communications department at the University at Albany it was my job to produce high quality promotional videos for the school. This included interviews, press conferences, orientation videos, ceremonies, video holiday cards and more. I think what I learned the most at this job was how to visually tell a story, not matter what type of video it was.

Embedded here are the videos that I have personally worked on from start to finish. This means I oversaw the entire production process, shot, edited/animated the video in post, got approval by the head of the department, and uploaded it to the UAlbany.tv website. We used primarily DSLR and HDV cameras.

You may be able to find additional samples of my work here at the official UAlbany YouTube Channel.

Skills Involved

2D/3D Animation, Producer, Video Shooter/Editor, Sound Mixer

Tools

Canon DSLR, Studio/Live Equipment, Ae, Ps, Ai, FinalCut Pro

When

Jan 2012 – May 2013

Title

Celebration of Champions – UAlbany Basketball

Summary

UAlbany had a record breaking year of basketball with both the men’s and women’s teams making it to the NCAA tournament. I was tasked to pull together footage to make a compelling and exciting highlight reel. I’m particularly proud of the intro and outro where I simply took still images, cut them out, applied filters that isolated the school’s colors, and animated them in a way that appeared like slow motion.

Title

2012 UAlbany Holiday Card

Summary

After cutting out several images, I animated the university’s holiday card video that was designed to look like a pop-up book with moving pieces. Each scene takes you around the school’s campus and the Albany area to highlight new developments from that year.

Title

UAlbany 2012 Spring Commencement

Summary

With a team of three I helped shoot UAlbany’s Spring Commencement, gathering both B-Roll and the keynote speeches. Afterwards I was assigned to do a day-of edit where I quickly pulled together footage and created a highlight video of the event. Judge Judy was honored because she has sons who graduated from University at Albany.

Title

Fallbany 2012 :15 Commercial Spot

Summary

In addition to animating the intro and outro title cards, I edited together past footage from the annual fall fest called “Fallbany”. This :15 spot was placed online and aired on TV in the local Albany area.

Title

UAlbany CDIT Program

Summary

Working in the marketing department we occasionally were assigned to highlight a certain field of study or program offered at the university. I assisted in shooting some of the footage and then I edited the whole video together. I particularly like how the intro turned out, as I feel it really builds up momentum about the topic. I also used a green screen on an iPad to shoot and animate the CDIT letters flying in.

Title

UAlbany – East Asian Studies

Summary

Using DSLRs in the studio, we shot the interviews in front of a green screen. I then edited and animated the footage to help tell a compelling and visually interesting story. My job at UAlbany gave me an amazing opportunity. Every day I got to learn and experience other people’s lives, cultures, and backgrounds through the eyes of students. That’s something not many get to do.

Title

School of Public Health Costa Rica Trip

Summary

I shot, conducted, and edited this interview for the School of Public Health. The challenge became pulling pieces of the shaky footage we received from the students, and making it work with some of the B-Roll footage I shot around campus. This video speaks to the amazing opportunities students have while studying abroad.

Title

UAlbany – Study Abroad in Tanzania

Summary

This is another video I edited together that fits within the UAlbany “Study Abroad” series. I helped shoot the interview in front of a green screen background in the studio and then edited in the footage we received from her trip.

Title

Day After Day Art Exhibit

Summary

Although I did not edit this video, I shot the B-Roll at the art exhibit. Using a tripod I tried to get some artistic shots using rack focus and other techniques. I enjoyed overseeing several interns at UAlbany who helped edit and shoot videos like this. As a whole I think it really came together.

Title

Big Purple Growl 2013

Summary

This is an example of a day of edit. I received the footage from the event and had a day to edit together a montage of some of the highlights. In examples like this, I try to find ways to connect the music with the visuals.

Title

Admissions Outcomes – Steven Severin

Summary

The first project I worked on at UAlbany was the Admission Outcomes video series. I got the opportunity to travel around the east coast and interview Alumni of the university. Back in the editing room I found ways to piece together footage of the interview with “behind-the-scenes” type shots.

Title

Admissions Outcomes – Cynthia Bernal

Summary

This was another example of the Admissions Outcomes video series. The team and I traveled to Rochester, NY where we setup all our equipment at the hospital and shot a quick interview with b-roll. I then edited the piece together with shots of the photographer taking photos for the university’s magazine.