Fishing at Utah Lake, Provo, UT. August 2005. Photoshop remix 2012. Original photography by Jenn Carey Evans.
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Launched on March 10, “Walkabout” is a unique experience designed for perspective students of Phillips Academy. The user-controlled interface is built off parallax technology and features a range of different types of content that work together to create an information resource that breaks new ground in the field of school-themed virtual tours.
Walkabout invites viewers to accompany five current Andover students as they stroll through 15 different campus scenes–classrooms, laboratories, athletic facilities, theaters, dorms, community service, and more. Through video vignettes, photo galleries and other pieces of content, the students share the real story of Andover–the academics, sports, dorms and bonds that last a lifetime.
The Walkabout experience was built by Genuine Interactive in conjunction with the the Phillips Academy Admission and Communication departments.
Head of School Day is a winter tradition at Phillips Academy. For the past eighteen years, Head of School Barbara Chase has walked into the dining hall and raised a field hockey stick to surprise students and give them the next day of classes off. Chase is set to retire at the end of the 2012 academic year. So to send her out in style, the Andover team decided to plan an elaborate reveal for her final Head of School Day announcement.
The plan was to sneak Chase in the back door, kill the lights, crank some music and have her raise the hockey stick from an elevated position. To sell the surprise, a mock construction scene was staged and only a select few new about the event. The reveal hinged on precise timing and execution. The students may have suspected something, but they had no idea what was coming.
The announcement was a huge success and a great memory for both Chase and the students. Read more coverage from The Phillipian and watch the action below.