Giving Back: Alum Creates Time-Lapse Videos for University

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What began as a film project for Bryan Kupko ’97 became a way for the alum to give back to his alma mater.  Kupko is using his talents to create time-lapse videos of the UNCW campus in collaboration with the Office of University Relations.

“It’s kind of a specialty gift to the university,” Kupko said.

Kupko, who majored in communication studies, has produced time-lapse videos for the past four years.  He submitted a proposal to the university in early 2014, and recently completed several time-lapse videos as a gift to the university, which can be viewed here

“He is a proud alum,” said Dustin Miller, director of media production. “He wanted to use his talent and skillset to make these videos for us. It’s a very generous gift and we are grateful for his willingness to give back in such a unique way.”

Kupko has filmed several locations on campus including the Seahawk statue in front of the Hoggard Hall lawn.

“Now that the students are back, we can get shots of students buzzing around,” Kupko said.

Each time-lapse video can take up to five hours to shoot.

“Bryan puts a lot of time and effort into composing each of these shots. He doesn’t just pick a spot and shoot,” Miller said. “He really does research as to what these will look like before spending the hours to shoot them.

A series of time-lapse videos is planned to highlight the beauty of the campus. The footage will be used in multiple ways including promotional pieces, Miller said.