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Penn Video Productions

The Penn Video Network in coordination with ISC Networking and Telecommunications has recently formed a video production unit that offers a full range of video related services to schools and departments on campus. If you are working on a project that could benefit from the addition of video, Penn Video Network can assist with:


  • concept development
  • pre-production planning
  • scripting and casting
  • location preparation
  • graphics
  • one or multi-camera recordings
  • editing and presentation preparation

(Or, if you have existing video content and are looking for a way to distribute that content to a broader audience, Penn Video Productions can help).


After production, Penn Video Productions can distribute your program material in several forms including videotape, CD-ROM, DVD, cable broadcast over the Penn Video Network and national satellite distribution over the Research Channel. The Research Channel is a consortium of schools and organizations dedicated to using content, content creation, and manipulation processes as a workbench to test materials for our future analog and digital broadcast and on-demand multimedia offerings, thus providing an unusual opportunity to experiment with new methods of distribution and interaction on a global basis. Penn is a founding and active member of Research Channel and currently has content running over Research Channel from the School of Medicine on the Pathology of the Breast see .

For more information on the Research Channel and how to submit your school or center's programming, see or contact Penn Video Productions.


One exciting part of Penn Video Network is an in-house streaming video server supported by ISC's Network and Telecommunications Department. The server is intended for campus users and light off-campus use. However, in cases where the audience will be large and predominantly off-campus, hosting with one of several outside streaming companies can be arranged. In addition to Penn Video Network produced programs, campus departments are welcome to bring their previously produced video programs to ISC Networking & Telecommunications for streaming services. Please see (see list below).


Penn Video Productions can also assist with all your videoconferencing needs including Satellite, ISDN, and IP-Based Videoconferencing. See .

Contact Us

For more information about the services Penn Video Productions has to offer, please contact Gates Rhodes at or Chris Cook at .

--Penn Video Productions
--ISC Networking & Telecommunications

Here is a partial listing of streaming videos that are now on Penn Video Productions streaming video server from some of Penn's schools, departments and administrative offices:

  • 125th Celebration of Women at Penn
  • Agenda for Excellence (Series)
  • Cayman Brac Dive
  • Convergence Zone
  • Graduate School of Fine Arts (GSFA) 2001 Graduation
  • Grenoble/UPenn Joint Class Project
  • Internet2
  • IT Orientation Talks (Series)
  • Lippincott Library Orientation (Series)
  • MAGPI (Series)
  • National Center on Fathers and Families (NCOFF) Conference 2001
  • Paralititan Stromeri in the Sahara Desert
  • Penn Literacy Network
  • Penn Reading Project 2001: Candide
  • Penn "Smartchair" from Grasp Lab
  • The Plan (Facilities Campus Development Plan

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 23, February 19, 2002


February 19, 2002
Volume 48 Number 23

Penn has again proven to be the launching pad for presidents of colleges as two Penn people (Diver & Fry) are tapped for such posts where they will each be the 14th president come July 1.
GSE will have an acting dean in the fall while Dean Fuhrman will be on a scholarly leave.
The architecture department loses an award-winning long-time lecturer to cancer at the age of 51.
The Dental School opens a dental clinic specifically for children.
Phasing out the Wharton Evening School program which led to a bachelor of business administration brings changes and options.
The Government Affairs Update includes President Bush's budget proposal, Mayor Street's budge and Penn's Commonwealth Appropriations.
A description and composite sketch of the assailant who is wanted in connection with rape at the Sheraton Hotel as well as safety tips from Public Safety.
Penn Video Network and ISC now offer production and distribution services as well as streaming video and videoconferencing