Next week, The Kindling Company, a Los Angeles-based video production firm, will be here on campus to capture footage for a new communications video. You can see one example of The Kindling Company's work here on Vimeo or here on YouTube.
Filming will take place on and around campus between May 6 and 9. Director Santino Stoner and Producer Corey Petrick will be interviewing students, faculty and staff, filming footage of the beautiful Whitman campus and producing three versions of a compelling video - a long-form version of around eight minutes, a three-minute version and a short 30-60-second film. The videos will be used to reach prospective students, their parents, alumni and prospective partners and supporters on a national scale and will be shown at outreach events, shared on our website and social media channels and more.
The film is intended to be a true reflection of life on campus, so there will be no scripts or invented scenarios. That means we cannot do this without you.
How faculty and staff can be involved:
Option 1: Talk to us on camera about the Whitman classroom or the Whitman experience.
Central to the real Whitman experience is the work that students do with our faculty members, both inside and outside the classroom, and their interaction with staff. Santino and Corey want to talk with Whitman faculty and staff to get their take on why they love Whitman. No need to prepare a script. Santino and Corey will make you feel comfortable and forget about the camera altogether as you answer questions about Whitman and your time and impact here. These interviews will be used as voiceover testimonials throughout the video.
Option 2: Invite us to come to your class or an on-campus or off-campus activity.
We want you to tell us and show us how Whitman is a special place in a special location, whether that is during lab time, in a small class discussion or in the special activities you have planned for your students during the week of May 5.
If you open your classroom or activity to us, we can show:
- How committed you are to Whitman students, inside and outside the classroom;
- How unique the Whitman student experience is;
- How engaged Whitties are in the classroom;
- How intellectually challenging Whitman classes are;
- How Whitman undergraduates work at a postgraduate level;
- How you interact and collaborate with your students on research projects.
If you have an interest in participating, please reply ASAP to Matt Banderas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-527-5969. We are finalizing the film schedule now!