Capturing everything from rallies to concerts to Thanksgiving dinner with the hockey team, Union in Motion, a campuswide video project, is gaining momentum.
"This collaborative, community-based project gathers everything into one centralized location. Since launching late last year, we've accumulated more than 50 videos,” said Ken George, Web director. "Our most recent submissions are from a Cinematic Montage class taught by Jim deSève."
The Office of Communications and Marketing produces the Union in Motion site – a sort of campus "U-tube" – and organizes its content in collaboration with the filmmakers, who include students, alumni, staff and local community members.
Union still retains its YouTube channel, but Union in Motion uses a different online tool that allows the College to brand its video space, categorize content and facilitate greater collaboration through feeds, comments and easy submissions of new content.
"So far, we've only found one other college and university out there (Duke) making use of this tool to create a branded video space online," George said.
You'll find the icon for Union in Motion in the footer of the College homepage under "Connect with Union."
Videos currently are grouped according to these categories: alumni, arts, athletics, campus life, community service, diversity, history, faculty, President Ainlay, science and engineering, student showcase, sustainability, talk and ideas, and "the Union difference."
Specific videos include "Diary of the Unity Room," "Union Euphoria," an alumnus's montage showcasing campus beauty, and highlights from the recent Veterans Day ceremony, LGBTQ rally and theater presentation by Cirque CarnEvil.
You can also see a performance by acclaimed cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han at Memorial Chapel, and there's footage of the campus in 1968, including scenes of a Union football game, compiled from recently uncovered home movies.
All members of the Union and local community are invited to participate in Union in Motion. Simply go to http://video.union.edu, click the "submit a video" link at the top of the page and follow instructions.
Questions? Contact Ken George (firstname.lastname@example.org).