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Temple University's College of Liberal Arts

We’ve hired Five Five Collective on seven projects over the last three years — that should demonstrate just how much I trust and value their capabilities. Aside from being smart, friendly, and easy to work with, Max and Dan are tremendous visual storytellers who create the most engaging video content I’ve seen in my industry. Their work has played a key role in shaping some of our most successful digital campaigns and video-centric web projects. I would encourage anyone in need of compelling video content to get in touch with them ASAP.

Zach Epstein, Director of Marketing and Communications, Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts

Temple University’s campus is only about ten blocks from our office, but it isn’t the quick trip that makes us love going back. At Temple’s University’s College of Liberal Arts, students are prepared to be creative. They’re critical thinkers and problem solvers. Doers.

To kickstart the College’s journey into video, we traveled around Philadelphia, filming Temple’s campus, Center City, and everywhere in between. This footage is now the backdrop of their new website, immediately inviting visitors to make their declaration in a major city.

Since 2015, we’ve worked with the College to cover special events including lectures from New York Times columnist Frank Bruniacclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coatesand others. These talks demonstrate the value of the liberal arts and the importance of seeing the world through different lenses. By editing these events into short, easily digestible highlight reels, we help the College invite the world to see the benefit of the liberal arts as well.

 NYT columnist Frank Bruni gives a talk at Temple’s Sullivan Hall

NYT columnist Frank Bruni gives a talk at Temple’s Sullivan Hall

 Darion Porter in front of Temple’s iconic bell tower

Darion Porter in front of Temple’s iconic bell tower

In 2016, we worked with the College to create their first commercial. Most college commercials look the same and show off pristine campuses, blue skies, and sunshine. But Temple isn’t most colleges and it isn’t always sunny in Philadelphia. In the commercial, titled “Our Life’s Work,” students trudge to class in the rain, explore downtown, and put in the work to help each other. That’s the real Philadelphia experience. This city can be tough, and Temple students aren’t afraid to get dirty. The commercial went on to win awards with CASE in 2016 and CUPRAP in 2017.

In 2017, we helped the College get personal. Environmental Studies major, Darion Porter, volunteered to tell the story of how he fell in love with geography before he even knew what geography was. We sat down with Darion and talked about his background, his love of bike riding, and his passion for helping others. We loved the story of young Darion making maps out of a pile of baking soda and toy cars so much that we ran to the dollar store and made a mess of our office just to recreate the image. We’re still finding baking soda in the cracks between the floorboards. In 2018, the video went on to win awards with CASE and CUPRAP.

We're not done telling Temple's stories. In 2018, the College brought us on once again to introduce the world to Criminal Justice major Barry Sauder. Designed to show parents the benefits of the College's advising programs (and the employability of their graduates) the video has become a hit at family events. It hasn't taken home any awards yet, but we're optimistic.

Imagination, creativity, and ingenuity is what Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts is all about, and that’s why we can’t stop going back.

Dan Leung