Guidance for where to find our photography, and tips for using videos and YouTube, including branded graphics and slides for download.
Check out the Brand Photography Collections in UB's Photo Database. This is a great way to find current photos that align with the UB brand! You can search by keyword, location or year. Please make sure to make a note of the caption on the image to share in any publication or to add to a web pages as alt text (required for accessibility).
It is important to note when a photo or video element was created so that visitors to our channels understand that we are following all of the safety guidelines fully. For instance, archival photos of students not wearing masks should include a date taken in the caption.
Taking photos yourself?
Video is a critical tool for communication across social media, websites, advertising and more. To ensure your message is clear, compelling and on brand, review these best practices and guidelines. University Communications has created some video templates to get you started.
If you are going to shoot video on a phone, please turn the device so that you are shooting in a horizontal manner. YouTube videos require that orientation. If you are recording a presentation or speaker, request a copy of the remarks to help the future captioning process.
In an effort to comply with University’s web accessibility policy, which includes the requirement of video captioning, UBSSW plans to implement the following changes to video uploads:
There are three ways to get videos captioned:
Should you have any questions please contact Steve Sturman or Sarah Watson.
Music is a great addition to videos to help increase interest and excitement. Please note that you must follow copyright guidelines and have permission to use any music included in a file. A recording of a live performance does not necessarily protect us from copyright flags. If your video is flagged it will be unpublished.
Free music files are available from YouTube and from these vendors:
If you are in need of photography, video, voice, etc. of people that will be featured in UBSSW's various platforms, please obtain consent for the use of individual's photo, video, voice, etc. We've created a form for this purpose.