The University of Central Florida and Universal Orlando Resort have partnered on a first-of-its-kind creative collaboration at Halloween Horror Nights, providing 25 students with an exclusive filmmaking opportunity. Their videos debut today on Universal Orlando’s blog and YouTube channel.
Students from the Nicholson School of Communication were given special access by Universal Orlando to capture footage during the Halloween event in its 25th year. They filmed park visitors as they experienced all-immersive haunted houses, scare zones and live shows at the event.
“We can’t wait to see how students combine their studies with artistic vision to tell the Halloween Horror Nights story,” said Donna Mirus Bates, senior vice president of marketing communications and content development for Universal Orlando. “This is the first time we’ve ever done a partnership like this, and we’re thrilled to share the students’ work with our fans.”
“Everyone had a great time and got some good footage and experience from it,” said Lexi Loccisano, a senior radio/television student. “I’m looking forward to creating my video.”
Tim Brown, associate director of the Nicholson School of Communication, said the school jumped at the opportunity to partner with Universal Orlando.
“The best part is that the students are coming from all areas of the school, and they’re helping each other learn different aspects of media that they might not normally study,” he said.
Students edited their footage into three-minute videos that are featured on Universal Orlando’s YouTube page and blog. To view their work, click here.