Video Resources

End Slates

The animated RIT end slates below will give your video a branded look so your audience will know it is an RIT creation. Place into your non-linear editor at the end of your sequence and trim to fit for you purposes.

If RIT fully owns all material in the video, you can add a copyright on this end slate. To copyright a video, RIT must own or have written permission for all contents in the video including, music, photographs, video clips, presentations, graphics. If all contents are cleared then you can add “©2021, Rochester Institute of Technology, All Rights Reserved”.

You can also request video files with copyright added by emailing

On Campus Filming

RIT welcomes filming on our campus, with the correct approvals and compliance with University processes.  Please see below on how to get started. 


Commercial Productions 

MAGIC Spell Studios is our state-of-the-art facility that is available for all industry and commercial use.  This space rivals those found in NYC and LA, providing a one-of-a-kind education for our students and supporting a thriving local film community.  In order to book this facility or for any other commercial production questions please contact Amanda Hughes, Technology Manager and Studio Systems Specialist. 

Non-Commercial Productions

News media inquiries can be directed to the our University Communications team at

For all other non-commercial filming requests on campus, please contact Lindsay St. Lucia in the Division of Marketing and Communications. 

Generally, filming requests can be processed in 5 to 7 business days. However, if your production affects multiple areas of campus, or wishes to use the name of the University, additional time will be required to secure permissions and approvals. It is recommended that requests be submitted at least two weeks in advance.

Drones on Campus

RIT must approve anyone wishing to fly a drone at the university and will require additional information and verification in order to proceed.  RIT is located within 5 miles of the Rochester airport, so we have to assure we receive the appropriate approvals. Please contact Lindsay St. Lucia in the Division of Marketing and Communications for more information. 

Talent Release Form

All individuals whose image, video, or voice will be used for RIT marketing or promotional purposes (such as print materials, video, web, or social media) should complete and submit a release form. 

Please access the internal talent release form here.  

If you will be taking photo or video of a larger group, please provide this link prior to the shoot to all subjects.  This ensures adequate time for submission.  

External talent release forms can be provided by emailing