The short answer to Where's Western is: everywhere. Click on a map marker below and catch a short video on some of the global initiatives Western faculty, staff, students and alumni are involved with through research,
teaching and/or service.
We are always looking for new video contributions to the Where’s Western collection from members of our campus community. To find out how you can participate select from the following Western guidelines:
3 steps to a great 30 - 60 second Where's Western video
- Video yourself (or if you have a colleague available ask them to be your camera operator).
- Frame it: You should take up most of the screen; waist up or chest up shots are great. If you can stand in a spot that helps illustrate your location like an iconic landmark or the building you are visiting, that’s great too!
- Record with your phone horizontally (not vertically).
- Microphone on most smart phones does the trick as long as you are only an arms-length away.
- With your video camera get some general shots that highlight you and your surroundings/activities.
- Think of how your activity can be visually portrayed – fellow researchers, some scenes of the environment, interesting architecture anything that helps bring your experience to life.
Keeping in mind this video should be very concise, answer these four questions:
Who are you?e.g. Hi my name is Francine Wilson and I am an associate professor in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Where in the world are you?e.g. I am in Northumberland, England with a group of Western Classical Studies students.
What are you doing there?e.g. For six weeks our team is participating in an archeological dig at Western’s Field School at Vindolanda – a 3rd century Roman fort.
Why are you doing this activity?e.g. The site we are at is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and represents an area of great importance for this region and the Roman world in general.
- Click on http://www.dropitto.me/westernu
- Enter password: whereiswesternu
- Upload your video file(s) (Reminder: the file has to be under 75 MB)
- If you have difficulty or questions please contact email@example.com
You are done! Thanks for participating in this project.