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Behind the scenes with MPG

11:50 AM  Feb 14th, 2017
by Gita Balakrishnan

Mike Kurtz directs volunteer library docent Ann Persensky to look into the camera as she describes the Mirror of Hope exhibit on display in Roesch Library.  He adjusts the lighting and stands in various positions to achieve the right angle.

He stops again. Examines how Persensky is standing, and tells her to use gestures and movement as she describes the intricate pieces of the display; he wants to add depth and action into his multimedia piece.

Take two.

For over 25 years, the University’s Media Production Group has been producing high-end videos to share the campus stories with audiences worldwide. Kurtz is the group’s executive producer and director.

Along with the expertise of video editor Brian Mills and associate video producer Brigham Fisher, MPG is able to produce around 150 in-depth videos each year, showing the different ways the University makes positive impacts in the world.

Created in 1988, MPG captures the sights and sounds made on campus that reflect the true quality of a UD education.  For example, click here to see how engineering students are learning.  Learn how we make progress in human rights or see how our faculty are breaking ground in new research.

Kurtz enjoys being able to share the achievements happening on campus.

“There are so many great stories at the University with our alumni and our students. Our goal is to tell those stories so that alumni and prospective students can get an idea of why our university is so great,” Kurtz said.

Click on the link to see how the  Mirror of Hope video MPG worked on turned out.

And while you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe to the YouTube channel.

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