Over the years Creative Visual Productions has produced multiple events hosted by The Trustees such as the convocation of the new presidents, groundbreakings of new buildings, tributes to some of Penn’s biggest donors, Penn Med Follies, retirement dinners and the opening of the Walter Annenberg Public Policy Center. The office of University Relations also has used Creative Visual Productions for duplication services.
Creative Visual Productions has produced The University of Pennsylvania Commencement Video since 1994. This two hour video includes all the pageantry of commencement from the procession down locust walk, graduate interviews, the parade of classes into historic Franklin Field lead by the secretary carrying the university mace, bestowing of honorary degrees, commencement speaker and the dean of each of the twelve schools presenting their class to the university president that reads a proclamation welcoming all the graduates to the alumni of Penn. Past noteworthy commencement speakers over the last two decades have included the likes of President Jimmy Carter, Tom Brokaw, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, Bill Cosby, Jodie Foster, and U2’s Bono. The video ends with a video portrait of the campus of this Ivy league institution founded by Benjamin Franklin. The video was originally produced on video and today is offered in dvd and blu-ray formats
This 90 minute souvenir produced by Creative Visual Productions includes freshmen convocation, sophomore skimmer, heyday, the senior formal, president’s picnic, senior performing arts night, screamers, walnut walk, ivy day and the best parts of the university commencement. The video is predominantly senior interviews about their Penn experience and reminiscing about their best memories with their friends in a spirited manner at this Ivy League Institution. The dvd is used by the senior class as a fundraiser for their Senior Class Gift Drive.