FAQ and Helpful Tips
In a candid or casual on-location photo session, wear clothing that would typically be worn in that venue. Students should also bring items appropriate to the venue – books, notebooks, book bags, sports gear and/or musical instruments. Vandal gear featuring the university logos is encouraged, but not required. Avoid clothing with names of or endorsements for outside businesses and institutions.
Our studio is in the Bruce M. Pitman Center Room #30, the Video Production Center.
Files are accessible in our Media Library. We also email copies upon request.
We do a standard edit that includes softening highlights and shadows, along with minor blemish removal. Additional editing is available upon request. Editing costs apply.
The following steps clarify how the client is involved in the process, along with the order in which the process transpires.
- Identify the project’s purpose and key audience(s).
- Determine the main message or theme of video.
- Determine where, how and by whom the video will be promoted and distributed.
- Identify the primary stakeholder.
- Clarify who is developing the script.
- Identify who will contact and prep those featured in the video.
- Determine how long the video will be.
- Designate who will see the proof at the first, second and final stages.
- Attend project meeting.
- Allow time for video production team to draft a script and complete a shot list.
- Allow time for video production team to complete shooting.
- Identify if any outside footage or assets are needed.
- After effects graphics
- Still photos
- Voice overs
- Approve first draft.
- Allow time for editing.
- Approve second draft.
- Allow time for editing.
- Approve final proof.
It depends on the project and the assets needed for the project. Some videos can be completed in a few days, while others may require planning and asset gathering throughout the year before editing begins. It's best to contact the Video Production Center to determine a more accurate timeline based on your needs.
Live Webcasts of U of I-sponsored Events
Access U of I Live to watch webcasts of university-sponsored events, including past events, such as the College of Law’s prestigious Bellwood Lecture or the thought-provoking TEDxUIdaho. Compatible web browsers for U of I Live include Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari. Not all webcasts are hosted on U of I Live; we will work with clients to determine the best hosting solutions.
Stream Your Own Video
After the Video Production Center has uploaded your video to the web, you will receive a URL link for it. To link to your video via email or from another webpage, highlight words in the text such as “video” or “here.” Then right click and select “hyperlink.” In the address field, enter your given URL. You will also receive a code to embed your video directly into your desired webpage. A web tech will work with you to embed the video to maximize traffic to your page.
U of I’s Photo Services Media Library allows access to brand-appropriate media, taken by our team of professional photographers and videographers, that capture the Vandal story. Images in the database are the property of the University of Idaho and may be used by university departments and preapproved third parties.
- All departments and the general public — View Only
- Non-Subscriber Photographic Clients — Unlimited access to their photographs and videos
- Subscribers — Unlimited Access to Departmental and Campus photographs and videos
- Departments that pay for photography and videography will have unlimited download access to their assets.
- Media assets will be accessible to the UCM web team and college/unit marketing and communications managers, and the Creative Services team for marketing purposes.
- Media assets will be added to our public library for photo and video stock requests.
Our stock image and job recovery fees are:
- $15 per image* one-time use fee for U of I departments
- $20.41 per image* one-time use for all off-campus requests for commercial use
*Fees help cover the cost of maintaining the database.
- Unlimited number of users (additional fees apply for more than five users).
- Ability to view and download your department’s media assets and view and request downloads of campus photographs and videos.
- Ability to share media assets “workspaces” allowing collaboration with others working on the same project. This means each person can view, remove, rate and download media based on permissions set by Photo Services to help with the selection and delivery process. It also ensures easier collaboration with the UCM team working on a project.
- Subscribers receive update notifications when new images are added.
- Subscription fees are $90 per month for one to five users.
- Additional (over 5) users fees are $18 per user.
Subscription fees help cover the cost of maintaining the Media Library.
We can set up a gallery for you to download media assets. Please contact Photo Services and we can help with permissions. Digital file fees apply.
If the photograph or video is being used for marketing purposes, yes you can! Otherwise, it is standard UCM practice to have Photo Services supply media to departments for other uses. Digital file fees for other uses other than marketing may apply.