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. 

Live stream video of campus events such as commencement can be seen on the University of Iowa's Ustream channel.

Video-related questions and requests can be directed to OSC-video-request@uiowa.edu


Filming policy

The University of Iowa campus filming policy requires explicit written permission for all film, photo, and video shooting on University property done for commercial purposes. Vendors or non-university entities wishing to conduct filming activities on campus should PDF iconfill out this form and send their request to deborah-thumma@uiowa.edu and should 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) available here


Live network uplinks

UI Video Services provides live HD video uplinks to national media utilizing the LTN Global service. This service is reserved for interviews of UI experts providing interviews to media. Availability is scheduled on a case-by-case basis. Call 319-335-5741 to arrange a link.

Interviews can be conducted from either our main office or our studio in Lindquist Center North. Maps and directions follow:

Directions to our main office: UI Video Services is part of the UI Office of Strategic Communication, located on the third floor of Plaza Center 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 appointment, someone will have to meet you at the entrance to let you in.

Directions to Lindquist studio: The UI Video Services studio is in N150 Lindquist Center. Lindquist has two buildings, north and south, joined by a courtyard. Our studio is in the north building. The building is locked after hours and on weekends. If you have an appointment, someone will have to meet you at the entrance to let you in.

Approaching from Madison St., go up steps to get into the courtyard between the two buildings. Enter the south door of the north building (on your left). Go straight back to the glass wall across from the elevators. Turn right after going through the door. Our studio is the first door on your left.

If you come down from the Old Capitol Mall west exit (by the pharmacy), come down the hill, and before reaching the bottom, turn left into the north door of the north building. Cut through the building and go down a flight. From there go through the glass wall as above and turn right. Our studio is the first door on the left. Note: Construction currently blocks access to Lindquist from the Mall, go down the hill on Burlington St. instead.

Public parking is available in the Capitol St ramp just South of the Old Capitol mall, or South of the UI Library off Madison St., across from the Lindquist Center.

Please contact osc-video-request@uiowa.edu with any questions.