Video Process

Wesleyan’s Video Production team provides planning, production and post-production support for university-produced video programming intended for the Wesleyan website, Video Gallery, YouTube and social media channels. Services include single and multi-camera video shoots, interview-style and tutorial video, promotional videos, and video ads.  

Creative Brief must be submitted and approved by University Communications. Projects are prioritized according to their alignment with the University’s communications goals and their potential impact. Services are performed by university staff at no cost to you. Please allow at least three weeks lead time before a video crew is needed. Contact Melissa Rocha mrocha@wesleyan.edu for more information. 

Requesting parties are responsible for obtaining signed video release forms from the on-camera participants prior to the event taping. Download our Video Release Form

NOTE: Video Services creates videos for short-form, public release only. For departments, faculty or staff who want audio or video for internal use, or for lecture, performance or special event recording, you may make that request when you reserve a room through the EMS room selection system or by contacting Brent Morgan bmorgan@wesleyan.edu. For more information visit: http://www.wesleyan.edu/its/services/video/services.html 

Video Hosting & Distribution: Brightcove

Video programs produced by the university are stored and deployed through the university videocloud management system called Brightcove.  This platform allows university staff to upload a video file once, and Brightcove creates multiple renditions of the program to deliver high quality video regardless of the viewer's data connection speed or device. 

The videos we produce will also appear automatically on the Wesleyan Video Gallery website (video.wesleyan.edu), making it easy for you, and your audience, to find and share your videos using social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook, in addition to your website.  

Faculty, staff and students, also have the ability to upload their own (non-copyrighted) produced videos using the Wesleyan Video Uploader application found under Campus Applications in the WesPortal or Tools and Links in the ePortfolio. Complete the form in its entirety and attach your video file (must be under 1.5GB), and once the video is submitted, Brightcove will provide you with a unique 13-digit ID number you can use to embed your video in your Cascade or Wordpress site.

For more information on how to embed your video onto a page in your Cascade website, please visit our Cascade Training site. To learn how to embed a Brightcove video in a Wesleyan WordPress blog visit our Training Blog.

WESLEYAN'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL

The Office of Communications maintains the Wesleyan YouTube Channel and can assist faculty, staff and students with uploading video content for public distribution. Through our YouTube Channel we are able to showcase Wesleyan short-format video such as interviews, student and faculty programs, and highlights of special events to a broader audience.  
Visit Wesleyan's YouTube Channel.

YOUTUBE UNIVERSITY POLICIES

All video programs submitted to the Office of Communications for posting in YouTube must comply with the university copyright use policy.  Video programs that are not in the correct format, are of poor audio or video quality, do not further the mission, purpose or reputation of the university, or in any way in violation of the law, Wesleyan University reserves the right to decline or remove a video program at any time.

Video content will only be uploaded to YouTube upon receipt of a completed Wesleyan University Release Form.  A signed copy of a release form for any person appearing in the program should be completed and submitted to the Office of Communications prior to the event.

Closed Captioning of your video can be supported when a properly formatted transcript (.txt) or time-coded caption file (.sbv) accompanies the request. 

ITUNES U

Wesleyan University provides access to more than 1000 faculty and guest speaker lectures as well as special events and weekly seminars on its iTunes U site. Members of the University community can download podcast tracks or subscribe to podcast series and have them automatically delivered to their iPad, iPhone or desktop through their iTunes U account.  Visit Wesleyan's iTunes U page.

INSTALLING THE ITUNES APPLICATION

iTunes is available as a free download for PCs running Windows or Mac. Go to www.apple.com/itunes and click on the Download button to install the latest version of iTunes.  

ITUNES U ADMINISTRATION

Video Production Services is responsible for the administration and maintenance of the University's iTunes U site.  

ITUNES U UNIVERSITY POLICIES

All iTunes U podcasts must comply with the university copyright use policy. Video and audio content can only be uploaded upon receipt of a Wesleyan University Release Form.  A signed copy of a release form of any person appearing in the program should be completed and submitted to Video Services prior to the event.  

PODCAST DECLINE OR REMOVAL POLICY

Wesleyan University reserves the right to decline or remove a podcast from iTunes U.  Poor audio or video quality, programming that does not further the mission, purpose or reputation of the university, or programming that is in violation of the law, could be removed or declined at any time.

SOUNDCLOUD

Partnering with University Relations, Communication's Video Production staff can assist with uploading audio-only content to Wesleyan's Soundcloud channel. Audio content can only be uploaded upon receipt of a Wesleyan University Release Form. Contact Melissa Datre, mdatre@wesleyan.edu for more information.