3k Views Later, Many Are Already Seeing Themselves Here
Watch Drew’s new video.
Since not every high school student on the planet will be able to visit campus on their college search, a new Drew video brings the Forest to them.
“In a day-in-the-life format, the video gives viewers a real feel for what it’s like to be a student at Drew,” says Dave Muha, Chief Communications Officer. “We captured DOYO and Brother’s College, went inside the concert hall, took a trip to Wall Street and even sat in on a class with Condoleezza Rice. We wanted let high school students try Drew on for size.”
Making the video in late spring turned the campus into a mini-Hollywood. “Some of the people you see in the video were cast ahead of time,” says Renée Olson, director of strategic content. “But we also just stopped students on campus, asked them to jump in front of the camera—and they did. We have the best people here.”
Among many, a big shoutout is due to Karen Sykes, Drew equestrian coach, who greenlighted filming team practice at Briarwood Farm; Jason Bishop, choral director, who rearranged opera practice for the project; Kim Crabbe, director of career services, for leaning on her daughter Rebecca, a junior, to show up for an insanely early Saturday morning shoot; and Student Government for allowing access to its Cory Booker lecture.
“We also had the small-world experience of learning that Camille Frederickson, who arranged our visit to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, also happens to be the mother of Drew alumna Erica Frederickson ’12, says Olson.
Behind the scenes, 2011 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award winner Rick Valicenti directed the project. Documentary filmmaker Ross Finkel served as videographer and Bill Cardoni shot the still images.
Big applause to all those who appeared on camera:
Sophia Blum ’13
Rebecca Crabbe ’15
Saara Deangelis ’13
Max Dolphin ’15
Steve Faccenda ’16
Sabrina Fruci ’14
Matt Gragnano ’14
Elijiah Hall ’15
Melissa Imbruglia ’14
Shara Katz ’13
Katy McMillan ’13
Patrick Meyer ’14
Emily Miller ’14
Ronak Mistry ’13
Autumn Perry ’16
Andrew Torres ’13
RJ Voorman ’14
Samantha Wilkerson ’14
Jung-Woong Yoon ’16
Jason Bishop, choral director and assistant professor of music
Roger Knowles, professor of biology
Sharon Sundue, associate dean and professor of history
Carlos Yordán, professor of political science
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