Indiana University
People  |    

Service Learning Clients

Spring 2021 Real-World & Service Learning Clients

Nothing provides a richer learning experience than working with an actual client. The people and organizations below would like IU Media School classes and students to produce videos for them.

If you take on a client video, it's important that you:

  • Proactively communicate with the organization, and copy your instructor on key emails (starting project and concluding it).
  • Use your instructor, Jim Krause, who will try to do whatever he can to help you produce a successful project.
  • When a first draft is complete, send a copy to them for approval and make whatever changes they request.
  • In your summary critique, please add a few paragraphs about what you learned and how you changed or grew from working on the project.

Clients wanting short (30 or 60-second) PSAs (public service announcements):

  • Career Analysis Organization of America would like a PSA targeted to parents, students, and teachers. The purpose is to raise awareness about the organization and the work that they do. They would present it on the local public television station in South Bend, IN, and in presentations and on their website. This is an example of the kind of animation that they are interested in. Click here.
    Contact: Robin Becker, Career Analysis Organization of America. 1251 N Eddy St Suite 200
    South Bend, IN 46617 Office: (866) 700-8013 Direct: (574) 256-9295.
  • City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) would like a PSA about precautionary boil water advisories. Just as we all know to head to the basement when we hear a precautionary tornado siren, we'd like for people to know about precautionary boil water advisories during which they need to avoid drinking their tap water for health concerns. Contact Holly McLauchlin at 812-361-2800 or    
  • LifeDesigns, Inc helps people with disabilities lead active fulfilled lives. They need job recruitment, job placement, and development (support/donate) PSAs.
    Contact:  Cierra Lowe (ACE)
  • My Sister's Closet provides free work force attire and success training to low-income and at-risk women pursuing employment. Contact: Sandy Keller (812) 369-6582.
  • SCCAP Head Start: They would like a general PSA highlighting their programming and whom they serve; Contact: Gabrielle Budd, (ACE)
  • Trashion Refashion Runway Show - Zero Waste Event PSA:  This year wewould like the Trashion to be a zero waste event.  People will be encouraged to bring their own reusable cups for concession beverages, guidance will be provided on how to recycle items and Earthkeepers will be collecting compostables.  Trashion would like a 30 to 60 second PSA about the zero waste initiative that will help the audience understand how they can participate. This could be repeated at other BCT events.  So, this PSA could be specific to the BCT, could describe items and methods to recycle or compost at that venue and the video could be RE-USED! Contact: Stephen Hale 812-334-0922

Client organizations in need of longer videos:

  • Area 10 Agency on Aging would like a 5-8 minute informational piece outlining the impact their services have on clients and the community. This would include interviewing four clients/partners showing services including Rural Transit, home delivered meals, mobile food pantry and personal care. Contact: Chris Myers,Chief Executive Officer, Area 10 Agency on Aging, 631 W. Edgewood Dr., Ellettsville, IN 47429. (812) 876-3383 ext. 503
  • Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington - This organization would like some short artist profile videos to be used in an on-line directory. Each profile video would highlight an individual member. Conact Rachel Himsel 812.361.3558
  • City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) has been in the news for some high-profile water main breaks (see this video from the Herald Times for a break that almost cancelled IU football! but small main breaks happen frequently. It would be helpful to have a video showing people what to look for, how to report a possible break, and how CBU fixes the break. Since these happen spontaneously, we may or may not get a dramatic one for film during this semester, but we can do a small simulation and there are daily opportunities to see CBU employees in the field working on water pipes. Contact Holly McLauchlin at 812-361-2800 or      
  • IU Contemporary Dance would like someone to produce some artful dance pieces, like these:
  • IU Musical Theatre Department - Do you love Broadway? Do you love musicals? Come collaborate with the IU Musical Theatre Department! This semester the theatre will be empty for performances. The media crew will have many options for camera placement. *Clip from the original Broadway production:
    • For information, contact Lauren Haughton-Gillis
  • Kinsey Institute - Jenny Bass and the K.I. is working on a project documenting stories of same-sex couples in Indiana who have been married since the changes in state and federal laws. The K.I. could connect students to same-sex couples for interviews. Jenny Bass would be available to conduct the interviews, and students would produce short edited pieces. The raw footage would be archived as part of K.I.'s Marriage Equality project (for current and future scholars and historians). Selected edited pieces would be hosted through our online platforms and through our partners’ online platforms (eg, PRIDE organizations and Freedom to Marry). K.I. would also consider interviews about the project itself (faculty affilates, advocates) or about the history of the gay marriage movement in Indiana (local and state advocates).There was a 3 day window in Indiana (around June 25, 2014) when same-sex marriage was legal (one year prior to the Supreme Court decision). That would also be a possible topic for a student project. Contact: Jenny Bass
    Anything created by the students would become a part of the Kinsey Institute Marriage Equality archive. And selected edited and animated clips would be broadcast and promoted to a broad audience.
  • MCCSC Office of English Language Learning: ELL would like to create a promotional video to outline the mission of the agency, but also to discuss building multiculturalism and diversity in Bloomington. (This could potentially be both a longer form, more in-depth piece and a shorter PSA.) · ACE: Rodney Mosongo (
    Supervisor: Choonhyun Jeon (
  • My Sister's Closet provides free work force attire and training to low-income and at-risk women pursuing employment. Contact: Sandy Keller (812) 369-6582.
  • South Central Community Action Program (SCCAP) - SCCAP serves low-income people through a number of important services. They need an updated informational "Thriving Connections" video to replace this one.
    • SCCAP Thriving Connections: Thriving Connections is an intentional way for people to build relationships across class and race lines to end poverty in their communities. Our goals are:
      • To change the mind-set of the community so it wants to end poverty
      • To change goals, policies, and approaches to end poverty
      • Empower people in poverty to help solve community problems while transitioning out of poverty themselves
    • They would like the video to demonstrate the positivity and support for our Leaders (those in poverty) from Allies and volunteers. The 3-5 minute video would show our facilities, describe the mission of Thriving Connections, and exhibit the close-knit, “family-like” relationships that Thriving Connections offers. This informational video would serve as a prelude to presentations to give people an overview of what we do as an agency before we delve into the specifics of Thriving Connections. Contacts:
      • Linda Patton - Thriving Connections Coordinator - helps to manage Thriving Connections as a whole - - (812) 339-3447 ext. 206
      • Brandi Smith - Thriving Connections Coach - facilitates relationships within the Thriving Connections Community - - (812) 339-3447 ext. 263
      • Gabrielle Budd - Thriving Connections ACE - contact person for Service Learning Coordination -
  • Trashion/Refashion - Trashion Refashion Runway Show - Trashion would like short videos highlighting the show and behind the scenes.. Videos of the show and behind the scenes. Contact: Stephen Hale 812-334-0922. - facebook Contact: Stephen Hale 812 334 0922

The Office of Service Learning contact is:

Megan Betz
Community Engagement Coordinator
IU Service Learning Program
Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL)
mebetz [at]
(812) 855-7849