Videography

eTech provides videography services to A&S departments upon request, depending on availability of personnel and resources. Most of our video work involves recording and editing lectures for distribution via iTunes U, but we also produce short videos for news stories and social media, among other projects.

How to Request Video Services

Complete our Video Request Form or email Lisa Yessick, director of digital content, at lisa.yessick@ua.edu.

If you want a link to or copy of a video from a past event, email Lisa Yessick, director of digital content, at lisa.yessick@ua.edu.

What to Know about eTech’s Video Services

Make your request as early as possible; at least three weeks’ notice is ideal. We cannot honor requests made on the day of the event, and we are only rarely able to honor requests made within 48 hours. Availability of video services depends on the schedules of our videographers, who are students, which means they work limited hours and must prioritize classes above all else.

Be aware that during certain times of the year, our videographers may be less available than usual. These times include the last few class days before a vacation or the end of a semester; exam week; summer; and the first week of the fall and spring semesters.

Please respond promptly to all email from eTech staff regarding your request or reservation. Failure to do so could result in cancellation of your reservation.

We do not produce videos of

  • job interviews
  • classes taught or lectures given by prospective faculty for the benefit of search committee members
  • videos used in faculty members’ research
  • videos for online courses
  • current faculty members’ classes for personal review or similar uses

We do, however, have a video camera and tripod you may borrow for such purposes; visit http://etech.as.ua.edu/hardware-software/equipment/ for more information. The video camera comes with rechargeable batteries; we can also provide a link to an instructional video on using the camera and tripod. Please note that you must provide your own SD card.

If UA administration decides to close campus due to inclement weather or some other circumstance, all reservations will be canceled without notice as of the officially announced closing time. If you reschedule your event, notify us as soon as you have a date and time; for scheduling purposes, that rescheduled event is a new event, so you need to make a separate request for it.

All videos intended for any instructional purpose must be captioned and transcribed. If you need your video quickly for a class, we may ask you to verify that none of your students require those accommodations. If nobody needs the captions or transcript, we’ll post your video in a non-public location for a limited time, send you a link you may distribute to your students, then take it down when the captioned version is available.

Video editing takes time. Depending on the time of year and our video/captioning workload, expect two to eight weeks for a video to be rendered, edited, and captioned. If you need your video sooner, please tell us before the event.

While we strive to meet the video needs of all A&S faculty and staff, we reserve the right to refuse any request that falls outside our mandate from the A&S dean or that places excessive demand on our staff or student workers.