Students and staff watch drone hover outside Dillon Hall.Kyle Archibald demonstrates the use of a flying drone for student recruiters Neda Demiri, Dave Bussiere and Zora Savic and digital media production students Naomi Pelkey, Doug Cunningham, Milos Savic and Cherry Theresanathan.

Video production gives students industry experience while promoting campus pride

The University’s student recruitment office and the Department of Communication, Media and Film have partnered to produce a video extolling the virtues of the UWindsor experience.

Besides the content of the video itself, the project also points up the opportunities afforded students to use industry-standard equipment—from cameras to editing software—through the process.

“The video is shot on a camera like those in Hollywood, employing a hexacopter drone to achieve the highest production values in terms of cinematography and sound,” says producer Naomi Pelkey, a fourth-year communications student. “Our production highlights the professional capacities of University of Windsor students and the cutting-edge equipment and facilities available to us.”

In addition to the work of the students, the project involved volunteer supervision by professor Tony Lau and digital media technician Kyle Archibald. Liaison officers will use the video to promote the University to prospective students, showcasing programs and the campus experience.

Valerie Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, head of the Communication, Media and Film department, says the feedback she has received from students engaged in the project indicate it is a labour of love.

“They are all very proud of the University of Windsor and dedicated to creating a video that illustrates all the institution has to offer,” she says. “I firmly believe that the University will benefit many times over by having such a high-calibre production that can be disseminated across a variety of media platforms. Indeed, the outreach potential is quite significant.”

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See the view of our campus from above.