Video Process

Wesleyan’s Video Production team provides production and post-production support for university-produced video programming intended for the Wesleyan website, Video Gallery, YouTube and social media channels. The Communication's Video Team produces more than 100 videos per year to enhance recognition of Wesleyan as an extraordinary institution and to energize Wesleyan’s distinctive educational experience.

NOTE: The Communication's Video Production Team creates videos for short-form, public release only.  For administrative and academic departments who want audio or video recording for internal use, or for lecture, documentation, performance or special event recording, you may make that request at the time of your room reservation through the EMS room selection system in Wesportal, or by contacting Steve Alvarez salvarez01@wesleyan.edu. For more information visit the ITS website: https://www.wesleyan.edu/its/services/support/event_support.html

The requester is responsible for obtaining signed video release forms from the on-camera participants prior to the event filming. Download our Video Release Form pdf to make copies and distribute or ask your subject to log into Wesportal to complete the online Video/Photo Release form.

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 Communication's 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 WesPortal. 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 Video Team monitors and maintains the Wesleyan YouTube Channel in addition to our Video@Wesleyan Video Gallery website.  Through our YouTube Channel we are able to showcase Wesleyan short-format video such as alumni and faculty interviews, videos for prospective students and highlights of special events to a broader audience.  Visit Wesleyan's YouTube Channel.

CLOSED-CAPTIONING

All public facing videos must be closed captioned. Closed captioning allows individuals with a hearing disability to access the content of your videos.  Additionally, closed captioning is beneficial to a wide variety of students, including those for whom English is not their primary language, those who learn best by reading, and those who have trouble focusing.

University departments are responsible for obtaining their own closed-captioning for their videos, including Zoom-generated videos. There are many tools available online to close caption your videos, below are some recommendations.

Paid options:

Free options that require manual entry or editing:

SOUNDCLOUD

The Communication's Video Production staff also maintains Wesleyan's Soundcloud channel. If you have produced your own content and are interested in adding it to the university Soundcloud or podcast channels, please contact Melissa Datre, mdatre@wesleyan.edu for more information.