Join Andrew Gleason, Emily Polk, and Thomas Polk from the UIUC Strategic Communications and Marketing's Videography team for an enriching presentation that delves into the art of creating captivating videos. This session will equip you with the essentials of compelling higher education storytelling, as we explore the importance of emotion, tone, and audience, and how they can create connections that fully harness the potential of the video medium. We will also discuss the importance of strong visual storytelling, encompassing the principles of dynamic cinematography, as well as recording and presenting excellent audio.
About the Speakers
Andrew Gleason (Associate Director of Video Services) is a director, cinematographer, editor and producer, who loves creating and watching movies. He is an active member in the local film community, creating films and volunteering for Pens to Lens, the Champaign-Urbana Film Society and Champaign Movie Makers. When he isn’t making movies, he is spending time sharing his love for movies with his two children, Eva and Liam.
Emily Polk (Video Production Specialist) is a director, cinematographer, editor and producer, who is active in the local film community. When not making or watching movies, she likes checking things off of lists, playing video games and hanging out with her pets and husband, Thomas.
Thomas Polk (Video Production Specialist) is a director, cinematographer, editor, and producer. He met his wife Emily at a filmmaking club on campus, and together they’ve created a long list of (often bizarre) narrative short films. His other loves and hobbies include his incredible pets, prop design, Legos, and interior design.