TREATMENT FOR CLAHS VIDEO:
The video will also include just a few brief interviews to further explain why students should come to Virginia Tech. The questions will be short and simple, and will possibly be emailed to interviewees ahead of time to allow them time to gather their thoughts. Interview questions will hopefully lead interviewees to statements that bring out the best in Tech. Possible interview questions will include “Why did you come to Virginia Tech?” or “What’s the best thing about your major?” Not all questions have to be serious (ex: “What is a Hokie?”). Interviewees will be carefully selected to accurately represent the college and Virginia Tech from the following tentative list – Lucinda Roy, Alumni Distinguished Professor and Head of English Department; Jacqueline Bixler, Alumni Distinguished Professor in Foreign Language Department; Marcus Vick (pre-recorded interview – he is part of CLAHS); Dean Jerry Niles; Dean Mary Ann Lewis, and several CLAHS student ambassadors.
It is important that each department in the college gets included in the video, but since it would not be feasible to go into each of the 21 departments in depth in such a short video, they will be grouped into clusters: Arts, Education, Human Sciences, Social Sciences, ROTC, and Humanities. These clusters and their departments will be presented through some sort of list or visual display possibly incorporating pictures or video.
Additional footage will be provided by the Sports Media Center, and possibly from Visual and Broadcast Communications (footage of students studying abroad). An image of the college’s logo (puzzle pieces) may be used towards the end, and a sleek Virginia Tech graphic may also be obtained through Visual and Broadcast Communications or a fellow filmmaker student.