OSC produces video content in support of institutional communication priorities including campus events and news, recruitment, advancement, and outreach.
The University of Iowa's YouTube channel features a broad variety of video content from across the university.
To browse a library of approved, on-campus stock video, please consult our Campus Stock Reel Photoshelter gallery. Footage on this gallery is available for download to anyone with a valid uiowa.edu email address and to others by request.
More information about live streamed campus events (such as commencement) can be found on Iowa Now, the University of Iowa's one-stop news site.
Video-related questions and requests can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Iowa campus filming policy requires explicit written permission for all video and photo shoots on university property done for commercial purposes. Vendors or non-university entities wishing to conduct filming activities on campus must fill out the Campus Filming Request form and provide a certificate of insurance for Workers' Compensation, automobile, and general liability. The required insurance limits may vary depending on the scope of the project. The certificate must specify the University of Iowa and the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, as named insureds.
Note: in addition to the campus filming policy, use of drones on campus for video and photography is subject to the university policy on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). All faculty, staff, students, volunteers, visitors and members of the public who launch or land a drone on campus or fly over campus must submit a Drone Flight Request Form.
Captioning and live-stream guide
Many colleges, departments, and units at Iowa regularly create videos and live-stream events that are available for viewing by audiences outside the university. But did you know that captioning is required for all university-created public-facing content?
Use this guide to learn more about the importance of captions and how to implement them.
Note: "Public-facing" content is broadly defined as content available to audiences outside the university. This does not include academic or course material content.
Live network uplinks
The Office of Strategic Communication can accommodate live HD video uplinks to national media utilizing the LTN Global service. This service is reserved for media interviews of UI faculty, staff, and students speaking about their research and/or area of expertise. Availability is scheduled on a case-by-case basis. Call 319-335-5741 to arrange a link.
Interviews can be conducted from our main office. Maps and directions follow:
Directions to our main office
The Office of Strategic Communication is located on the third floor of Plaza Centre One (PCO). We are located near the fountain on the Iowa City Pedestrian Mall, west of the city library and just north of the Sheraton Hotel. Come into the building lobby and take the elevator to the third floor. Take two quick left turns, and find our office in the corner, suite 305.
The building is locked after hours and on weekends. If you have an after-hours appointment, please arrange to have someone meet you at the entrance.