This tip sheet has some information for members of the CNS community who want to learn about photography and video on campus. You might also want to review UT’s photography resources and filming guidelines

Video Tips

Self-producing a video project is easier than ever. It is possible to make effective videos with little to no investment using the tutorials and resources below. Additionally, free access for campus community members to in-depth video instruction is available on Lynda.com

Tutorials:

Equipment:

Most modern smartphones record HD quality video. Alternatively, multimedia equipment is available for check-out from this campus resource: 

Editing:

For novice to intermediate users, we recommend editing video in iMovie on a Mac desktop or a comparable PC software. You may also edit video from a phone or tablet using the iMovie app. 

Music: 

Music for videos is not provided by the university, but there are many affordable, royalty-free resources available online:

Campus Resources 

Some departments on campus provide video and photo production services. The College of Natural Sciences has limited resources to meet requests for videos or photo projects, but other entities on campus are available:

Videography services: 

Photography Services:

  • Texas Student Media provides student photography services. Contact senior program coordinator Peter Chen peterschen@utexas.edu for a details.  

Existing Photo & Video Assets:

University Communications has downloadable video clips of campus (“B-roll”) as well as campus photos available for use by UT faculty and staff.

 

Important Reminder: Students featured in photos or video must sign the UT talent release form which you should keep as part of your records.