DACC Graduate Produces Video Tour

Betsy Baquera, a recently graduated Creative Media Technology (CMT) student from Doña Ana Community College (DACC) has produced a video tour of the community college’s East Mesa campus that will be used for advertising, in social media and on other media platforms.

The video features drone footage of the campus filmed by New Mexico State University (NMSU) Police Department drone pilot Commander Jeffrey Harvey.

“We really appreciate the footage taken by Commander Harvey and could not have done it without the NMSU police department assistance with this project,” Baquera said. “We interspersed footage of the campus with ground shots to give potential students a variety of scenes and a birds-eye view of what to experience at this campus.”

Hundreds of DACC students, faculty and staff showed up to create a fun, friendly atmosphere to greet potential students and show off the college’s strong community spirit. Enrollment Director Geraldine Martinez and Development Officer Kristi Martin envisioned the tour when they could not find interesting video tours for colleges or universities on-line.

“We had an idea of what we wanted to do for a creative way to look at our campus that was not boring and would hold student’s interest and Baquera accomplished that,” Martinez said.

The video also features the original song “Motivated,” which was performed by Baquera’s boyfriend, Gabriel Garcia. “Garcia is an accomplished rapper known as Wicked One and the music and lyrics really make a difference in this video,” Martin said.

Baquera is continuing her studies at NMSU in the Art Department and is working to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art by 2020. She remains part of the DACC family in her student-worker position with the college’s External Relations Department.

“I appreciate my time at the community college and learned so much to help me in the future,” Baquera said. “The faculty and staff at CMT are the best and help you find your inner director, editor and producer.”

The video can be seen at https://youtu.be/Uzvi2tqhHZQ