Videography is an important way to communicate with today's audiences. By sharing the NIU story through dynamic, engaging videos, we're putting our brand personality into motion. This allows us to create a strong emotional connection with our audience.


For inquiries about video projects, please email Please note, video projects need a longer lead time in order to plan and produce, and Institutional Communications' focus is on videos that impact recruitment and retention. A team member will respond to your inquiry within five business days.

Video Posting Considerations

Faculty, staff and students at NIU have several options and platforms to consider when working with creating and sharing video content. Learn more about video platform options and tools.

Talent Release Forms

When photographers and videographers are capturing events in public places such as in classrooms or on campus, release forms are generally not required. Institutional Communications requires signed Talent Release Forms from subjects who appear in its productions.

  • Educational productions: When we stage portraits, group shots, or interviews for instructional promotional use subjects who appear in the media production and guest speakers who are taped must sign a release form.
  • Commercial productions: When an image, sound or video segment is recorded for use in a commercial prodcut, all subjects must sign a release form.
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