Bounce was delighted to work with Oxford University’s Oriel College on their first ever giving day video campaign last month.
We created a series of videos to help raise money for students from lower income backgrounds with bursaries and scholarships. The donations are also being used to fund the college’s next Ukrainian graduate scholarship and for a once-in-a-century library restoration project.
The #OrielHereAndNow giving day campaign attracted more than 270 donors from 30 countries including South Africa, Singapore, Colombia, Canada and the UAE.
It was a pleasure to interview Oriel’s Provost, Lord Neil Mendoza, as part of the giving day video project. Neil was recently awarded a CBE for his services to arts and culture. He is the Commissioner for Cultural Recovery and Renewal at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and also sits on the board of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
As part of the filming, we interviewed undergraduate and graduate students from a range of backgrounds. We also filmed in a variety of locations including the college quads, common rooms, dining hall and college bar.
One of the films profiled Oriel’s current Ukrainian graduate scholar. Mariia was working as a music teacher in Ukraine before the war. She’s now doing a masters in music performance at Oriel. In the video, Mariia spoke about what she loved about Oriel and her plans to help rebuild Ukraine’s cultural sector. She also thanked previous donors for funding her scholarship.
Another of the films showcased a project to restore 25,000 historic books and manuscripts in the college’s Senior Library. The funds will help create an online catalogue of the rare books and preserve them for future generations.
Bounce worked with Oriel’s development team on the giving day video campaign, which is headed up by Director of Development, Marco Zhang. Development Officer, Sarah Davies was the project lead. Campaign events also included a fundraising garden party and a ‘rowathon’.
Bounce Video Creative Director Grace Gibbons said, ‘It was a privilege to work with Sarah and the Oriel team on this campaign. We were provided with a dynamic and talented cast of students to interview, beautiful, historic filming locations and brilliant causes to profile. We couldn’t have asked for a better project.‘
Bounce Video is an award-winning, Oxford-based video production company that specialises in higher education and charity content. Company clients include Bodleian Libraries and many departments within the University of Oxford. Bounce’s founder, Grace Gibbons, has over 15 years experience in television and video production including on several BAFTA-winning series for the BBC and Channel 4.