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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Videography guidelines

The Communications and Marketing department provides branded video assets for projects including:

  • an intro
  • an outro
  • lower-third graphics

Videos produced to market the university should include these assets to help:

  • Reinforce the brand.
  • Keep the use of our logo consistent across various forms of media.

Co-branded asset versions are also available.

If you have any questions, or to request a copy of these assets contact us

Photo/video release form

The university requires all subjects appearing in a photograph or video to sign a release form.

Contact us for large format release signage for events.

Filming and editing tips

  • Filming tips
    • Use available light (e.g. a window or another light source) and ensure it is behind the camera where possible, when filming indoors.
    • Use a quiet area or choose a time when little traffic is expected.
    • Place the microphone or camera close to the person speaking.
    • Film multiple takes, especially when someone is talking, as this will provide options for editing.
    • Keep each take relatively short.
    • Break up speaking parts by filming it in smaller sections. This helps the individual with reading or memorizing scripts.
    • Look for creative ways to convey your message rather than filming someone speaking directly into the camera.
    • Shoot B-roll clips (supplemental footage that acts as a cutaway while someone is speaking) to add to your video during editing.
    • Consider the background and environment of subject. If it isn’t relevant to your message, cut it out. 
  • Editing tips
    • Consider combining multiple clips during the editing process instead of shooting one long take.
    • Avoid using copyrighted material, unless you’ve acquired appropriate permissions. If you would like to have background music in your video, purchase a license from a reputable stock source.
    • Avoid obvious product placement or logos on clothing or objects.
    • Do not include any additional branding (e.g. university logos) as official video branding assets are available to you via the Communications and Marketing department.
    • Avoid harsh shadows, extreme contrast and overly stylized effects (e.g. Instagram filters).