Portfolio: Saint Ursula Academy
Saint Ursula Academy Admissions Viewbook and CD-ROM
Client: Saint Ursula Academy, Cincinnati, OH
Project Categories: Audio/Video Production, Videography, CGI and Motion Graphics, Music / Scoring Services, Interactive Media, CD-ROM / DVD-ROM Authoring, Flash Development, Director Development, Print and Graphic Design, Print Design, Publications
St. Ursula Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory, secondary school for young women, sponsored by the Ursulines of Cincinnati in the spirit of St. Angela Merici, their foundress. The administrators, faculty and staff are dedicated to unleashing the potential of each student to become a woman of faith, integrity and courage committed to building a better world.
Multi-purpose admissions materials that don't just describe the St. Ursula experience for prospective students, but actually show it in action. These materials would need to stand out from those of other schools, illustrating the benefits of attending an all-girls Catholic school, their top-notch facilities and faculty, their outstanding city-wide resources from partnerships with local colleges and museums, and lifelong sense of sisterhood.
From 2004 to 2007, annually updated versions of a 20-page viewbook and included CD-ROM. Authored using Director, the interactive CD held almost 20 minutes worth of FluidMedia-produced video material categorized by school focus (e.g. Academics, The Arts, Athletics, etc), and also displayed open house and testing dates, admissions info, and weblinks to the school website and email. When navigating the interactive piece after the introductory video, the user clicks on a section tab to see its content, and subsequently side-scroll leaps to the chosen material via a fun, lightning-fast visual effect.
The viewbooks framed gorgeous photography and layout with a complete but digestible collection of history, philosophies, facts, and figures about the school's curricular and extracurricular offerings. The CD-ROM was easily attached and detached to a disc hub on its third page, and was sometimes optionally not included in some of the viewbooks. A perforated information card appeared as a fold-out on the viewbook's back cover, ready to be filled out and mailed in to St. Ursula for more information.