Video

We bring to life the university’s overarching goals and accomplishments through video storytelling. We spotlight the people—our bright students and alumni, our world-renowned faculty researchers, and our extraordinary staff—who make the LSU community exceptional today and throughout history.

We work with campus units to create projects and provide expertise in multimedia production to units creating their own pieces. Project timelines vary based upon the nature of the request. We advise planning several months in advance for complex projects with scripts and at least a month in advance for any short-form material, such as short promotional pieces. Our schedule fills quickly, but we accommodate last-minute projects when possible. We typically refer projects that we cannot accommodate to an approved vendor.

Request a Project

  • Complete the project request form.
  • If the project is approved and accepted into the production queue:
    • Schedule a creative brief meeting with our video team.
    • Afterward, we will recap the meeting via email to clarify expectations and next steps before scheduling interviews, b-roll shots, etc.
    • You will receive up to three rounds of edit revisions. (Please note that final versions are subject to approval by the Vice President of Strategic Communications.)
    • Once final, you are responsible for coordinating the strategic push on the appropriate video platform (social media, website embed, broadcast television).

Costs

To allow university units to create projects economically, we only charge for certain items. Typical costs for video projects include hard drives, voice overs, or other services required by a third party vendor.

Outside Vendors

If we cannot accommodate the project, we can suggest vendors for your consideration. Per Policy Statement 10, the university requires us to review and approve all contracts with vendors for video, radio, and multimedia productions.

If a unit uses an approved vendor without going through the approvals process or contacting us in advance, LSU Accounting Services will return the contract to us for approval. If the project is approved, the unit must supply a rough edit to us for approval at the end of the production process.

Accessibility

Videos should be captioned and a text-transcript available for hearing impaired. Please review associated guidelines regarding Online Communications.

Tips--Adding Captions to YouTube Videos

LSU Video Assets

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Download LSU Video Assets.

Tips--Using LSU Video Assets

Approval Checklist

  • Submit video(s) to approvals@lsu.edu.
  • Submit video(s) via YouTube (as an “unlisted” video) or another private video viewing platform (Vimeo, Wipster, etc.).
  • Allow up to three to five business days for approval.
  • If edits are necessary, please resubmit your video for final approval once the changes have been made.

B-Roll

Please submit all requests for campus b-roll to our team.

Capturing Video on a Mobile Device

Tips--Video on Mobile

Consulting

We provide expertise in multimedia production and can be contacted at any time if a unit requires knowledge support.

Radio Scripts

Please submit all radio scripts to approvals@lsu.edu.

Releases

Many units that wish to capture video or still photography must receive a signed release from individuals featured in the video or photograph. Minors must have a release signed by parents or legal guardians. A copy of the release form can be obtained from our office.

Rights Agreements

Many units like to use music for video or radio projects that are copyrighted works. The university is covered by a blanket ASCAP agreement, which allows units to use contemporary music in their productions, provided that the music is covered by ASCAP.

Contacts

Elizabeth Shaw
Senior Video Producer
225-578-3865

Andrew Franzella
Video Producer
225-578-3863

Contact Us

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

3960 W. Lakeshore Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Phone: 225-578-8654
Fax: 225-578-3860

Email


Staff Directory


For Approvals