Seawolves share their selfies in an exuberant new video produced by psychology major Angelo Lambroschino ’15.
As a student assistant/production assistant working for the University’s Video Production Group led by Bill Cusick, Angelo was tasked with acquiring selfie videos by SUNY Central for a year-in-review in 2014.
Stony Brook student selfies
He spent hours teaching students how to take a professional-looking selfie, only to learn that none of his footage was used. Frustrated, he approached Cusick, his supervisor, and proposed to edit a homemade student selfie video.
Cusick liked the idea. Angelo had taken a maverick approach with the assignment, not necessarily choosing the most heralded students on campus but instead trying to capture the typical SBU student on a typical day.
“I wanted to give viewers a more realistic sense of the many diverse students here,” he said.
He included students going to work, to class, or hanging out in recognizable places and spaces on campus. Angelo, who has worked with the Video Production Group for two years and served as the president of SBU-TV, gave his student-subjects the camera and instructed them on basic framing of the shot.
The videos were shot on a GoPro (HERO+), which allowed Angelo to view the image through his smartphone via Wi-Fi in real time.
As a peer educator with the student organization CHILL, Angelo collaborated on a video created to raise awareness about Green Tobacco Sickness that won numerous awards. Most recently, Angelo was recognized as the 2015 SSK Arts Festival Graduating Student award-winner.
“To all of the students who asked, “When will I see this?” and “When will it appear?” when I shot these videos back in December, here it is! Congratulations! You’re famous now!