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Beyond Tradition: The History of the University of Waterloo

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The energetic tone and archival elements in this mini-documentary make for a compelling picture of U Waterloo's accomplishments. We brought life to U Waterloo's outreach and documentary goals by highlighting its unique history and future-oriented spirit. The University's unofficial historian, Ken McLaughlin, speaks to some of the earliest days of the institution and its investment in co-operative education, entrepreneurship, and technological innovation. The video's upbeat narrator brings a fresh voice that ties the piece together with the help of intriguing archival material from U Waterloo, including campus newspapers and yearbooks dating back to the 1950s. We filmed b-roll footage of the campus, including drone cinematography, and gave the animated elements a modern look in alignment with the university's current brand.


University of Waterloo


Filming, Directing, Interviewing, Scriptwriting, Editing, Sound/Music, Motion Graphics


Executive Producer: Boaz Beeri

Producer: Laura Ann Fox

Director/Cinematographer: Marc Lamy

Writer: Laura Ann Fox

Editor/Sound Designer: Dylan Butler

Motion Graphics: Diego Bernal

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