Let Knowledge Serve

Oct. 31, 2018  :  With Portland State University Foundation
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About the Project

Portland State University Foundation commissioned Blue Chalk Media to create an anthem film to represent the largest fundraising campaign in the school’s history, “Let Knowledge Serve: The Campaign for PSU.”

The film features eight students performing a script that tells the story of the school—from its establishment as the Vanport Extension Center in 1946, to its current standing as one of the largest universities in Oregon.

Accompanied by a mix of archival stills and cinematic visuals from the urban campus, the story of Portland State University is brought to life through the voices of its own students.

Blue Chalk produced two versions of “Let Knowledge Serve.” The first was a triptych version created for a three-screen presentation at the Simon Benson Awards Dinner that played in front of an audience of over 1200 people. The second is a single-screen version designed for the campaign's website.

  • Greg Moyer, Executive Producer
  • Rob Finch, Director
  • Whitney Bradshaw, Producer
  • Jesse Crowell, Editor/Associate Producer
  • Megan Clark, Director of Photography
  • Sebastian Weinberg, Production Manager
  • Cate Soulages, Writer
  • Rebecca Olson, Writer
  • Chris Janjic, Gaffer/Additional Footage
  • Gordon Klco, Grip
  • Spence Palermo, Sound Recordist
  • Lucy Kleiner, Production Assistant
  • Nicky Cook, Production Assistant
  • Sophie Schoenfeld, Production Assistant
  • Emma Decker, Production Assistant
  • Jamie Francis, Additional Footage
  • CK Vijayakumar, Additional Footage
  • Rob Finch, Additional Footage
  • Megan Clark, Color
  • Jesse Crowell, Sound Design
  • Digital One, Additional Sound Design and Mix
  • Miguel Marquez, Mingo Studio, Additional Sound Design
  • Portland State University, Archival Images & Additional Footage
  • Omar Barnes, On-screen talent
  • Katy Dery, On-screen talent
  • Mohamed Fakhry, On-screen talent
  • Hannah Noyes, On-screen talent
  • Brianna Prosper, On-screen talent
  • Ashlee Radney, On-screen talent
  • Justin Sherrill, On-screen talent
Services Provided
  • Original Cinematography
  • Post-Production