Today we’re announcing two new speakers from the world of Higher Education: Jesuel Rivera, Videographer at The University of South Carolina and August Miller, Director of Photography at Utah Valley University. These two innovators will be sharing their stories in the session, “Celebrating Milestone Moments in Higher Education” at 20/21 Vision, The Innovation Summit on September 30.
First, we’ll get started with Jesuel Rivera and his approach to being the only photographer/videographer at this year’s Welcome Week at the University of South Carolina. Discover how impactful sharing the images of the students was, and the reactions he received. Plus, learn some tips on taking photos and videos for a big event to get many photo options for promotional purposes.
Then, we’ll connect with August Miller, Director of Photography at Utah Valley University to learn how his team recently completed a large project for the 80th Anniversary of their university, that included extensive use of PhotoShelter, specifically Workspaces. Hear how he was able to prepare for their 80th anniversary photoshoots, which ultimately ended up on billboards, bus wraps, building wraps, and social media campaigns.
Get to know these two creative professionals:
Jesuel Rivera, Videographer at The University of South Carolina
About Jesuel: Jesuel Rivera is a videographer and photographer from Florida. He’s currently one of videographers on the University of South Carolina Communications and Public Affairs team. He is also a media producer for S3 Magazine. Jesuel captures photos, film, pilots drones, edits video media, and creates animated graphics. He loves overlanding in his Jeep with friends, hiking with his brothers, cooking for loved ones, and mountain biking.
August Miller, Director of Photography at Utah Valley University
About August: August Miller, a Utah native, began his journey in photography when he was just 14 years old when at the urging of his great-grandmother – a nationally respected painter and artist – he was told, “you see light and shadow with amazing detail, you just can’t draw worth a darn,” and she went in the other room and returned with a camera and the sage advice to “try this”. He has never looked back.
August has had a long professional career in photography which began while he was still in college, where he worked full time as photo editor, sports editor and photographer for a weekly newspaper, as well as a photo stringer for United Press International, The Associated Press and regional newspapers while still attending classes. After graduation, he spent almost three subsequent decades working as a reporter, photojournalist, photo editor, Director of Photography & Graphics for newspapers and national magazines. He has also worked as a commercial and advertising photographer for national and regional advertising and marketing agencies.
August is currently Director of Photography at Utah Valley University Marketing & Communication Dept. Outside of UVU, he is a sought-after speaker and educator on photographic topics. When not taking photos or reading a good book, he likes to spend time with his wife, three daughters, a son-in law, his granddaughter Sunny and a cat named Lucy.
Higher Ed folks – don’t miss this session! Sign up for The Innovation Summit today.