When we first were talking to Wyoming Catholic College about producing videos for them we knew we had big shoes to fill. In 2011 Grassroots Films, an awesome New York based production house, produced a film for them of epic proportion (with crazy helicopter shots and all), it was all about where they had come from and where they were going.
While talking to them about this project we really saw how great the school is now, and there was a lot more to say than where they came from or where they were going. So we suggested that we bring the camera out of the sky and up close and personal. We wanted to portray what it meant to be a student at this amazing college,we wanted viewers to get to know all the amazing people involved, we knew we needed to make something visceral and personal; and they were excited to see what we could do.
So we packed up our bags, flew out to Lander, Wyoming and spent the next week interviewing the 30+ staff and faculty members, climbing mountains (at one point I was 40 ft. up a cliff with a camera in my hands leaning over trying to get close up shots on the mountain, not bad for a Louisiana boy), caving, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. We really fell in love with WCC, and with Lander, Wyoming. We knew that it was really important to help them show the world who they were, and we feel that we did just that.
“We wanted something that was a little closer, a little more personal. That was kind of the driving force behind the idea at the start. Well I guess there were two things we were hoping to achieve. To get a sort of promotional piece that captures what Wyoming Catholic College is today. That was one part of what we wanted to do.The other part was, in keeping with the same kind of get closer to the ground, to the people on the ground, the ideas on the ground, we wanted to share with the outside world who is here.So we wanted those short interviews. Wyoming Catholic College isn’t just a, you know kind of an abstract institution, its the people that work here. So it was both of those parts that we were hoping to achieve. We got both of those and we’re very happy with them.”-Joseph SuzankaAssistant Vice President for AdvancementWyoming Catholic College
Wyoming Catholic College