Video plays a crucial role in Canyons School District strategic plan. The Communications Department works with schools, departments, and other members of the District community to produce professional videos to aid in these efforts.
Before starting a request, please review our video guidelines below and consider whether your department has the time and ability to provide help with messaging, project management, and other content required to make this an effective video.
Video projects in CSD can require 6-8 weeks, and sometimes longer, to schedule, film and edit. This time frame is not guaranteed and depends on other institutional priorities as well as the type of video requested. Please fill out as much of this form as possible and we will be in touch with you to discuss next steps.
Video projects in Canyons can require 6-8 weeks, and sometimes longer, to schedule, film and edit. This time frame is not guaranteed and depends on other institutional priorities and the type of video requested. Please consider these steps when picking a deadline for your project. Deadlines are subject to staff availability.
Pre-Production: Before we can record, interview subjects must be identified and scheduled, a location needs to be booked and any interview questions or scripts need to be finalized.
Production: On the day of the shoot, our team requires time to set up and test equipment before recording can begin. We will prep the interview subject and run sound tests. Each interview can take up to an hour and time will be set aside afterward to shoot b-roll with the subject(s). Sometimes these additional shots can’t occur on the same day, particularly if an event is involved or weather doesn’t cooperate.
Post-Production: Once shooting is complete, our team will review of all footage and consider story editing, color correction, sound editing and mixing and graphic design. Much of these phases are still required even if a portion of the final video is provided.
We will work with you to discuss deadlines at the start of the project and to provide versions of the video for feedback and revisions during the editing stage.
As a public school district that strives for accessibility in all projects, all videos disseminated by CSD must include captions. This part of the process can be time-consuming and must also be considered when setting deadlines.
Sometimes during a project, it’s clear a change in direction is needed. A subject considered ideal might not be available or a desired shoot location might be closed. If the direction of a video or series of videos changes, the original completion date will need to be reconsidered.
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To request a video, complete the following information. Please provide as much advance notice for your video project as possible so that we can dedicate adequate time to each project. Typically, four to six weeks is adequate time depending on the scope of the project.