Five Five Collective — Bringing Stories Into Focus

Client Stories

The Wharton School


Each time I’ve worked with them they have sought new ways to creatively elevate the final product to its highest potential and kept the video on message and on track. I appreciate the time they take to get to know interview subjects before the cameras start to roll, their attention to schedules and timelines, and their ability to unite our team around a shared vision. I highly recommend working with Five Five Collective on your next video project.

Michael Kaiser, Senior Content Producer, Wharton Marketing & Communications

Warren Buffett. Elon Musk. Five Five Collective. You wouldn’t think there would be a common thread that ties these three together but there is. Wharton!

Cinematographer Anthony Marotta grabs an establishing shot

Cinematographer Anthony Marotta grabs an establishing shot

We began working with The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 and since then have had the opportunity to partner on several successful video projects. Our first project with Wharton was a short, celebratory video commemorating the 15th anniversary of the School’s alliance with INSEAD, a multinational business school with campuses in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. We were able to incorporate existing footage of the two schools’ campuses around the world, along with new interview content and slick motion graphics to get everyone up to speed on the Alliance’s 15 year history.

Motion graphics and animation ended up playing a big role in our relationship with Wharton. After creating a few more videos highlighting the School’s programs and resources, we partnered with Wharton’s branding team to create a complete motion graphics package. The package gives all video producers, internal and external, access to high quality, on-brand animation assets.

In 2017, we worked with Wharton to create a video welcoming their incoming MBA class of 2020. We spent five days on Wharton’s beautiful Philadelphia campus and the surrounding area, interviewing current students and staff, and learning about what makes the Wharton experience unique. The video was a success and one year later, we were back on campus filming the sequel.

A lecture hall transformed into a video studio

A lecture hall transformed into a video studio

That same year, we worked with Wharton on a variety of projects, including recap videos of their professional networking events in New York and Sydney. We also got the chance to transform a Wharton lecture hall into a mobile studio, complete with hair & makeup station, 12-foot backdrop, and teleprompter. We were able to schedule more than 25 Wharton administrators to be part of the video, which was played live in front of the incoming class of 2020.

Okay, so maybe we don’t have that much in common with Elon Musk or Warren Buffett, but we’re proud to be able to support Wharton’s mission of being not only the oldest business school in the world, but the greatest—and with the greatest video content.

higheredDan Leung