Higher Ed TV: T’is the season of out-of-the-(gift)-box videos

December 18th, 2009 Karine Joly 2 Comments

While I was working on the web redesign of Higher Ed Experts those past few weeks, I received a few interesting tips about creative projects created by 3 different institutions.

Patric Lane, Health and Science Editor at UNC News Services, sent me this first tip.

Santa is ready to ride! is a YouTube video about the big chubby guy in red and white. Produced by the medical school from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, it features a UNC cardiologist, geneticist, psychologist, endocrinologist and Santa’s very own family physician. Published on YouTube on December 7, the video got close to 3,000 views at the time of this writing and confirms UNC doctors and researchers are far from being Grinches.

The second tip was sent by Linda Martin, Web and New Media Strategies Executive Director at the University of Maryland.

It’s the university’s holiday card available on its dedicated page and on YouTube.

And, the last tip came from Casey Paquet, Director of Web Services at Eckerd College. It’s the college animated holiday card featuring the dean of admissions and financial aid and the college president – it’s a holiday tradition at Eckerd.

So, what do you think?
Have you done a video holiday card this year? Share it with the rest of us by posting a comment including the name of your institution and the link to the video!

2 Responses

  1. Tim Nekritz says:

    Here was the holiday greeting from SUNY Oswego:
    http://www.oswego.edu/presidents_holiday_card/index.html

    You’d be amazed (or not) how much time goes into trying to arrange just eight live shoots that are all supposed to be short. I also blogged about how we (sort of) used Google Wave to coordinate the project.

  2. Hi

    Here’s the University of Derby’s e-card http://www.derby.ac.uk/ecards/corporate.
    The video was created by our creative media team and the graphics and email (which has gone out to about 3,500 people) by Katapult a company started up by Derby graduates.

    The penguin is our unofficial mascot (sadly he doesn’t have his own song yet). Every applicant is sent a penguin stress toy, and we also commisioned our Computer Games students to create a series of games around the penguin http://www.derby.ac.uk/penguinsports .

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