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Advance your school's goals

NMSDC

A Video Production Company Helping Schools’ Advancement and MarComm Teams Achieve Their Goals

NMSDC

ACADEMIC LENS is proud to be an official MBE (Minority Business Enterprise), with over 65% ownership by people of color.

CONSULTATION

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  • Define your goals

We produce videos to achieve your specific objectives. Engage donors? Attract faculty? Increase applications? Showcase DEI efforts? Promote alumni? Explain programs? We’ve done it all.

  • Learn your voice

We learn your style, your history, your personality, your faculty, your programs, your approach. Our content speaks with your voice. Need help defining it? That’s why we’re here.

  • Do it your way

Every client is different. Want to spend an hour with us, then let us do the rest? Or to be deeply involved, every step of the way? Or anything in between? It’s your choice.

PRODUCTION

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  • Unparalleled expertise

We are focused exclusively on academic institutions; on working with faculty, students, alumni, and donors. We understand your industry. And how you excel in it.

  • 100% turnkey experience

We deeply research your school; we write all scripts and materials; we schedule all interviews; we work directly with all stakeholders. It’s full service unlike any other production company.

  • Positively engage your VIPs
Whether it’s camera-shy donors and alumni, introverted students, or technically-minded faculty, our white glove treatment makes subjects feel comfortable, look great—and have fun.

RESULTS

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  • Advance your goals

Turbocharge your advancement efforts; at one client, our videos helped support a $500M capital campaign, with 58 new endowed scholarships and fellowships, 19 new endowed faculty positions, and 14,000 new donors.

  • Make your school the star

Promote your school to students, faculty and donors; provide academic leaders with engaging content to showcase; and tell your school’s story in a way people will never forget

  • Empower your team

Let us take the work off your shoulders, increase your bandwidth, and provide you with powerful new tools to engage students, faculty, alumni, and donors.

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FOCUS ON

Showcasing your school's unique programs attracts prospective students and faculty, keeps alumni and donors engaged, and provides leadership with effective presentation tools. Here are examples of vital programs we’ve highlighted for very different institutions.

Highlighting faculty and administrator accomplishments honors and rewards your educators, while demonstrating to prospects the positive nature of your work environment. These are some of our most successful profiles.

Focusing on scholarships and fellowships not only paints a compelling portrait of student life, but allows your donors to see their resources directly at work for the common good. Here is a yearly series we’ve produced for the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

Your school, its faculty and students may have done incredible things last year; but without a short, powerful, and engaging video presentation, prospects and supporters will likely never know it. Here is a yearly series we’ve produced for the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

If your school is engaged in the vital work of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, don't these efforts deserve and require a showcase to engage prospective students, faculty, and staff? Here are ways we’ve highlighted these programs at various institutions.

Your highly accomplished alumni can be your school's greatest advocates; but while it's common to honor them with awards, why not do so in a powerful, emotionally engaging way? Here are examples of how we’ve memorialized notable alumni.

Essential supporters of your school and its programs deserve recognition and thanks that brings their efforts to life and makes the impact of them truly land. Here are tributes made for significant supporters.

Awards may be common, but what is unique and powerful is using high-quality videos to deliver the impact of the accomplishments they are honoring. These videos were the centerpiece of prestigious awards presentations and ceremonies.

DANIEL RAGUSSIS

DANIEL RAGUSSIS

Before Academic Lens, Ragussis founded a successful marketing consultancy servicing a broad range of organizations, from major corporate clients (AOL, Fannie Mae, Verizon, DHL) to non-profits and tech startups, all while covering widely divergent industries, from healthcare and financial services to energy and telecom. He then moved into feature filmmaking; IMPERIUM, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Toni Collette, was released by Lionsgate and Universal. His unique background puts emotional storytelling and audience engagement at the center of the company’s education & advancement videos, with a focus on producing results for our clients.

JOWAN CARBIN

JOWAN CARBIN

Carbin’s short-form work has included Bacardi, JP Morgan Chase, Sephora, Doritos, ONSTAR, Patron, and GMC, and he has produced content for Amazon Studios, Facebook Watch, Soledad O’Brien Productions, Complex, Authentic Entertainment, Endemol Shine, YouTube, Discovery+, Netflix, and NBCUniversal. As a narrative filmmaker, his film WELCOME TO LIFE premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and won Best Director at the Director’s Guild of America; his first feature, THE SECURITY OF FEAR, is in festival circulation, and his second feature, DOPE LITTLE CREATURES, is in development at a major studio; he brings these same storytelling skills to Academic Lens.

Let’s talk about your project.

We’d love to hear more about how we can help you achieve your goals. Send us a message by using this form, or reach out to us by email.

EMAIL info@academiclens.com

The Distinguished Service Award: Allen & Charlotte Ginsburg

The Distinguished Service Award: Allen & Charlotte Ginsburg

The Baum Family Maker Space

The Baum Family Maker Space

The Distinguished Service Award: The Charles Lee Powel Foundation

The Distinguished Service Award: The Charles Lee Powel Foundation

The Mark A. Stevens Distinguished Alumni Award:  Augustine Esogbue

The Mark A. Stevens Distinguished Alumni Award:  Augustine Esogbue

The Mark A. Stevens Distinguished Alumni Award: Juan Perez

The Mark A. Stevens Distinguished Alumni Award: Ayanna Howard

The Mark A. Stevens Distinguished Alumni Award: Ayanna Howard

The Engineering Influencer Award: Geena Davis

The Engineering Influencer Award: Geena Davis

The 2023 National Academy of Engineering Gordon Prize: Azad Madni

The 2023 National Academy of Engineering Gordon Prize: Azad Madni

The National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholars Program

Advancing Black Pathways with JP Morgan Chase Fellowships

Advancing Black Pathways with JP Morgan Chase Fellowships

Cal State Long Beach BESST Program

Cal State Long Beach BESST Program

The John Brooks Slaughter Center for Engineering Diversity

Lifetime Leadership Award: Dean Leonard Silverman

The Ackerman Institute for the Family Social Work & Diversity Program

The Ackerman Institute for the Family Social Work & Diversity Program

The 2023 USC Viterbi Scholarship & Fellowship Video

The 2023 USC Viterbi Scholarship & Fellowship Video

The 2024 USC Viterbi Scholarship & Fellowship Video

The 2024 USC Viterbi Scholarship & Fellowship Video

The 2021 USC Viterbi Scholarship & Fellowship Video

The 2021 USC Viterbi Scholarship & Fellowship Video

The 2020 USC Viterbi Year in Review

The 2021 USC Viterbi Year in Review

The 2021 USC Viterbi Year in Review

The 2023 USC Viterbi Year in Review

The 2023 USC Viterbi Year in Review