University-wide Video Resources

To help College faculty, staff and students locate resources for video services, from recording talks to producing short promotional or informational pieces, we’ve compiled a list of university-wide services below. You can find information on recording instructional or Coursera classes here.

Be sure to check out these helpful guidelines from Emory Communications and Marketing as you begin your planning process.

Obtain speaker release forms (for all Emory uses including YouTube and iTunesU) here.

Video Production Resources on Campus

Production Services

Emory College has limited resources to produce videos related to faculty and student projects, departments and centers. Services include full production and uploading to the Emory YouTube channel or iTunesU. For more information, please contact Hal Jacobs in the Dean’s Office with a short synopsis of the project. <see College YouTube playlist>

Students from the Film Studies Department may be available for filming talks and visits (a small honorarium is requested), in addition to more advanced productions. Contact Hal Jacobs or Prof. Eddy Von Mueller for more information.

The College also has five “flagship” rooms (Rich 104, 108, and 211; Anthropology 303; Emerson 363) with video capabilities where faculty can do two-way video conferencing as well as classroom capturing using Echo360. In addition, the College has priority scheduling in Woodruff 214 and 217 (formerly ECIT).

Emory Photo/Video (Office of Communications & Marketing) specializes in producing feature profiles, overview and promotional videos on a fee basis. Services include pre-production consultation, graphics, script-writing guidance, editing, and uploading material to Emory’s YouTube channel, exporting for other web platforms, and/or DVD finals. <more info>

LITS: ClassTech and Videography (Woodruff Library, 4th floor) provides assistance with streaming video and audio, lecture capture in select classrooms (via Echo 360), and videoconferencing. The office also has videographers on a fee basis. <more info>

Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE) offers a webpage of resources and information on proposing, planning, and producing an Emory Coursera course. <more info>

ETV is primarily a resource for students to create narrative short films and TV series, but the student organization occasionally works with other student groups and faculty (a fee may be payable to the club). For more information, contact 2014/15 ETV President Shalina Grover. <more info>

FOR STUDENTS: Student Digital Life offers a variety of services and integrated technologies across campus to support students. Service offerings are located in the Learning Commons at Woodruff Library and the Computing Center at Cox Hall, with satellite spaces at the DUC, the SAAC and Building H, as well as graduate labs in Bowden and Tarbutton Halls (see website for more info). For student video and audio conferencing (student interviews, dissertation defenses, and collaborative engagement with peers and scholars from across the globe), see video-conferencing and presentation practice.

Other schools such as the Goizueta Business School and Health Sciences Communications also produce videos for external media promotion. The Business School broadcast studio is available on a case by case basis (equipment or equipment operators are not available).

Do It Yourself

Emory College provides a full video kit (Canon Vixia hfg20 camcorder, wireless and shotgun mics, fluid-head tripod) for recording classroom talks or interviews to faculty, staff and students who have received training on the equipment. Editing and post-production support, including uploading to web platforms, is also available. Contact Hal Jacobs ( in the Dean’s Office for more information on training (individual and group sessions) and equipment check-out.

The Music and Media Library (Woodruff Library, 4th floor) allows faculty, staff and students to check out offers camcorders, DSLR cameras, mics and audio equipment, tripods, etc. <more info>

The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) “works with faculty and students from across the University to provide expertise, consultation, and technical assistance in the creation of digital projects.” In terms of video, this includes help with editing and voice-overs. ECDS has several workstations with iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and Premiere loaded for Emory use. The center also has an AV suite with professional microphones, audio recording and editing software. To reserve the AV suite or ask for guidance with a video project, email <more info>

What to do after the video is made?

College staff and faculty should contact Hal Jacobs ( about options for exporting and uploading video/audio to the Emory YouTube channel or iTunesU. Please note guidelines below.

Emory Video Guidelines

Emory Social Media Guidelines

Emory Communications Outlets

Emory College Social Media

Hal Jacobs, Communications, Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Emory’s main www site
Shannan Palma, Senior Online Producer, University Marketing

Emory Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Julie Winch, Director, Social Media, University Marketing
Twitter: @JulieMWinch @EmoryUniversity
Instagram: @juliagulia287 @emoryuniversity

Emory Magazine
Paige Parvin, Editor, University Communications

Emory Report
Laura Douglas-Brown, Editor, University Communications

Carol Clark, Editor / Writer / Producer

University Media Relations & Emory News Center

Emory College Alumni and Development. Communications to alumni and donors (story, news or event of interest to alumni).
Kate Lawlor 01C 10B, Senior Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

Funding Source

CCA Project Grants are awarded twice annually for projects that have the potential to engage a wide audience. CCA welcomes proposals requesting grants to support Emory artists and arts-related projects. Grants are intended to support activities outside of the regular academic responsibility of individuals, departments, or units. For more information, contact Candy Tate, Assistant Director, <more info>

For more information or updates, contact:

Emory College of Arts and Sciences
Hal Jacobs

Related Links

Emory Box (for file sharing)

Emory College YouTube Playlist

Emory University iTunesU

Emory University YouTube Channel


Get Up Close with Arts at Emory

First-year students (and all others!) are invited to learn more about exciting opportunities, both as performers and audience members, in the arts at Emory by attending the arts soiree on Friday (Sept. 6) at the Schwartz Center (and watching the video above, starring Jake Krakovsky!).

Arts programs at Emory bring students, faculty, staff, world-renowned guest artists, and audiences together in a spirit of collaboration and discovery. Whether you choose a course of study in the arts at Emory or choose to attend music, theater, or dance performances, an art exhibition, poetry readings, or film screenings, your imagination will be stirred.  Explore Emory Arts, nourish your creativity, and discover the experience of limitless possibilities.

Arts at Emory hosts over 300 events in the performing, visual, and literary arts each year, with internationally acclaimed musicians, numerous student ensembles, a professional theater company, prize-winning poets, novelists, playwrights and much more!


Lawrence Jackson Writes Movingly of History and Family in New Book

Lawrence P. Jackson, Professor of English and African American Studies at Emory, talks about his new book, My Father’s Name: A Black Virginia Family after the Civil War (University of Chicago Press, available May 2012). The book, part detective story and part historical memoir, tells the story of his quest to learn more about his ancestral past, one tied to the history of slavery.

His previous book, The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934-1960 received the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in literature; a literary award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association in the nonfiction category; and an award from the Modern Language Association of America.

Klehr (Political Science) on McCarthy and American Communism

Harvey Klehr, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Politics and History, spoke on the topic of “Me and Joe McCarthy: Studying American Communism” at Emory’s 17th annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture (Feb. 6., 2012).

In the last two decades, as new material has become available from newly-opened Russian archives, the issue of whether Senator Joseph McCarthy was right about communist subversion has generated a lot of controversy. He talks about that issue, as well as what it is like to be labeled a ‘McCarthyite’ for exposing Americans who spied for the Soviet Union.

Klehr’s research interests center around American communism and Soviet espionage in America. His most recent publication, with John Earl Haynes and Alexander Vassiliev, is “Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America” (Yale University Press, 2009).

The Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series is part of Founders Week, an annual academic festival. Each year’s speaker for the series is selected by a committee, headed by the chair-elect of the Faculty Council and comprised of Distinguished Faculty Lecturers from previous years. The committee is responsible for administering the annual lecture initiated and supported by the Office of the President.

See full video of the talk on YouTube

Your Brain on Religion and Science

In his new book, Why Religion Is Natural and Science Is Not (Oxford University Press, 2011), Robert McCauley (William Rand Kenan Jr. University Professor and director of Emory’s Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture) describes how our minds are better suited to religious belief than to scientific inquiry. Religion has existed for many thousands of years in every society because the kinds of explanations it provides are precisely the kinds that come naturally to human minds.

Science, on the other hand, is a much more recent and rare development because it reaches radical conclusions and requires a kind of abstract thinking that only arises consistently under very specific social conditions.

Religion makes intuitive sense to us, while science requires a lot of work. The naturalness of religion, he suggests, means that science poses no real threat to it, while the unnaturalness of science puts it in a surprisingly precarious position.

Check out McCauley’s blog in

Andrade Book Tells the Story of Koxinga’s conquest of Taiwan

Just in time for the 350th  anniversary of the Chinese warlord Koxinga’s victory over the Dutch in Taiwan (during China’s first war with Europe), is history professor Tonio Andrade‘s new book, Lost Colony: The Untold Story of China’s First Great Victory over the West (Princeton University Press, 2011).

During the seventeenth century, Holland created the world’s most dynamic colonial empire, outcompeting the British and capturing Spanish and Portuguese colonies. Yet, in the Sino-Dutch War–Europe’s first war with China–the Dutch met their match in a colorful Chinese warlord named Koxinga. Part samurai, part pirate, he led his generals to victory over the Dutch and captured one of their largest and richest colonies–Taiwan. How did he do it? Examining the strengths and weaknesses of European and Chinese military techniques during the period, Lost Colony provides a balanced new perspective on long-held assumptions about Western power, Chinese might, and the nature of war.

“You can read this book as an exciting novel full of pirates, swashbuckling characters, beheadings, treachery, and battles on land and sea–a novel that just happens to be true–or as a revelatory look at the little-known first war between China and the West, and window into one of the biggest unsolved questions of world history: why Europe rather than China colonized the world from the time of Columbus onward. Either way, you will be sorry when you reach the last page.”–Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse

See interview with Andrade (cover interview, Dec. 9, 2011)

Robert Agnew (Sociology) on Criminology

Robert Agnew, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Sociology, was recently elected president of the American Society for Criminology (ASC), the leading organization for academic and research criminologists in the U.S. and world. The ASC has over 4,000 members and publishes over 7 journals, including two of the top journals their fields.

In the YouTube videos below, he talks about his background in the field of criminology, especially his work on general strain theory, and his juvenile and delinquency class (SOC 220), which covers the four basic theories of crime: general strain theory (certain stressors increase the likelihood of crime), control theory (a breakdown of social controls), social learning theory (individuals learn to commit crime from others), and labeling theory (people who are identified as criminals increases the likelihood they will continue to commit crimes).