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Office of Communications
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
The photographers and videographers in the Office of Communications serve to capture and share the Knox experience with the College's many constituents.
With more than 100 student clubs and organizations, 60+ academic departments, 1,200 students, and more than 300 faculty and staff, there are a lot of events and campus life activities to cover with photo and video. Our dedicated photographers and videographers spend a good deal of time walking the Knox campus each week looking for photo opportunities—think cute squirrel shots—but they also have deadlines to meet.
As with any communications project, the more time we have to plan and schedule projects, the happier everyone is with the results. But we do recognize that events pop up from time to time that need to be covered, so always give us a call or drop us an email if you see something that's worth documenting.
Between our staff members and students, we can provide a wide-range of photo and video coverage. But we still need plenty of time to plan—and that includes brainstorming and/or storyboarding photo or video shoots, scheduling people, planning for equipment needs, and more.
Here are a few guidelines to follow to ensure quality coverage:
Here's the thing about photos and videos—they don't look like they're difficult to produce, but they are far more complicated than you may think. Which is why we need you to work closely with us.
Let us know early if you think there's a class or event that needs to be covered, so that we can ensure proper coverage. (See our timelines above.) If you're simply thinking about a video, get in touch with us as soon as you can so that we have enough time to brainstorm and storyboard the projects. And don't be shy—call us or email us if you think there's something happening on campus that needs to be covered. How else would we get our terrific pictures of students playing in the snow?
All photographs and videos taken for the Knox College website, publicity, or publications are the property of the College. This includes photos or videos contracted with outside vendors, unless otherwise stated in a written contract. This also includes photographs or videos taken by faculty, staff, and student workers. For example, photos/videos shot by students working for the Office of Communications during their working hours are the property of the College. Students may use the photos/videos they shoot for their portfolio, but may not sell or otherwise claim ownership of the media. Likewise, photos/videos taken by alumni relations staff or student ambassadors during a Knox Club event are the property of the College.
Requests for copies of photographs taken by the College will be honored, subject to the requestor's acknowledgement that such photos are for personal or portfolio use only and will not be used for commercial purposes or sold.
In general, the website and most publications do not include credits. When credits are used in College publications, however, photo credits to individual photographers will be included in the form of "Name of Photographer." When photos are supplied to external organizations, such as ACI or ACM, photo credits to will be included in the form of "Knox College/Name of Photographer."
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as "drones," offer opportunities to advance the College and its teaching, research, and service mission. To address issues of safety, privacy, and compliance with applicable laws and Federal Aviation Administration regulations when it comes to the use of drones on the Knox campus, any College employee, student, vendor, visitor or other third party who seeks to operate a UAS on or above College property (interior or exterior) or at a College-sponsored event (both indoors and outdoors) must obtain advance approval from Department of Campus Safety. Any operation that is not approved in advance is prohibited.