The Office of Communications creates original videos that tell the story of Amherst College’s history, present activities and future directions. We also video-record and sometimes live-stream major speakers, events and presidential communications for the public, the on-campus community and/or for archival purposes, depending on the situation. 

Our Services

Our videographer, Marcus DeMaio, manages video-recording of events and creates original videos about Amherst programs, projects and more. Want to introduce your program or department to college audiences, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, prospective students and families, and the larger public? Contact us to explore the possibilities.

We also provide captioning for videos, to make them fully accessible. Please contact for assistance with this important service.

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Captioning/Transcript Request Form

All video and audio files posted to the Amherst College website and social media channels are required to be accessible.

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Tips for Creating Videos

Need to record yourself with a smartphone or laptop? Check out our list of simple tips and you'll be ready to give it a try.

Featured Video: Alumni in the Field

September 19, 2017

Catherine Brownstein ’97 discusses how her liberal arts education at Amherst College prepared her for a profession that didn't even exist when she started her undergraduate work. Read the transcript.

Featured Video: Virtual Worlds for Enhanced Focus

April 25, 2017

Andrew Dole, associate professor of religion, talks about creating spaces for students and professors to read without distractions, and using virtual reality to enhance academic focus. Read the transcript.

Featured Video: Interview with Cornell William Brooks

March 24, 2017

Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, talks about the NAACP’s most important role today; pressing issues for the NAACP; and ways for young people to get involved.

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Drone Photography & Videography

Do we have a drone? Yes. Licensed pilots? Yes. Can our drone take photos & videos? Yes. Do you have a drone that you would like permission to use on campus? First, review the policy. Then contact us.

Marcus D. DeMaio

I produce, direct and edit videos that support the Communications strategy, telling the Amherst story to prospective students and alumni. I pitch and conceptualize video ideas, document and live-stream events, and provide footage for off-campus agencies (news organizations/schools/etc.). I also manage and mentor student videographers and coordinate projects with outside production agencies/freelance vendors as needed.

Roberta L. Diehl

Roberta L. Diehl

Director of Digital Communications

As Director of Digital Communications, I lead the creative team responsible for producing digital, print, photography, and video content, setting strategies, prioritizing requests, and recommending and implementing tools to improve the efficiency of our work. I also collaborate with staff in departments and programs across campus to support their digital and print-based communications projects.

In addition to a B.A. in Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, I hold an M.F.A. from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Contact me about related to digital, print, photography, or video projects. 

Pronouns: she/her/hers