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. 

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.

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 us to take advantage of this important service.

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.

Marcus D. DeMaio

Marcus D. DeMaio

Video Producer/Production Manager

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 since 2015, I lead the creative team responsible for producing online, 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 IT on projects involving mobile apps, digital signs and online directories, and work with Advancement to support its digital communications endeavors.

Contact me if you have questions, requests or suggestions related to web, print, photography or video. 

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