An unique 14–camera digital video production and marathon 24–hour editing session were recently completed by a Northwestern University Information Technology (NUIT) advanced media team for the Kellogg School of Management’s Center for Executive Women (CEW).
When Victoria Medvec, executive director of the CEW, decided to incorporate responsive technology into a negotiation seminar for the Women’s Senior Leadership Program, she contacted NUAMPS (Northwestern University Advanced Media Production Studio), a unit of NUIT Academic Technologies.
The seminar, led by Professor Michael Morris of Columbia University, helped female executives hone their negotiation and communication skills. One–on–one negotiations were conducted by 26 participants in concurrent sessions, during which NUAMPS specialists used 14 cameras simultaneously. Each executive’s negotiation session was captured by a dedicated camera.
After the footage was digitized, it was presented in split–screen format so Morris could evaluate and critique both participants in a negotiation at once. Finally, during a round–the– clock editing session and under Morris’ direction, NUAMPS prepared a presentation from the original 28 hours of video for a final lecture given two days after the seminar.
“NUAMPS did a fabulous job,” said Cathy Taylor, CEW manager. “This was a complex assignment, and the team completed it on a timely basis. They’re a wonderfully responsive and very professional group.”
This was NUAMPS’ second assignment for the CEW. The team produced a promotional DVD earlier this year to inform major corporations of opportunities available to senior–level female executives through the Senior Leadership Program. “We had a great experience with NUAMPS on (the DVD) project, so we called on them again for the seminar,” Taylor said.