Video Description: Oberlin Scenes

This silent video makes quick cuts, with each of the following segments lasting 2 or 3 seconds.

From an aerial view, the Oberlin campus comes into focus, followed by: 

  1. A dancer stretches in a dance studio.
  2. A conductor leads an orchestra, viewed from behind and above the musicians.
  3. A baseball player fields ground balls during practice.
  4. A bicyclist pedals along a path toward Memorial Arch.
  5. A professor teaches in a classroom.
  6. A trombonist rehearses.
  7. A swimmer performs the butterfly stroke.
  8. A silhouetted person approaches the curved wall outside Hall Auditorium at night.
  9. Several groups of students work in a science lab.
  10. A student is animated while explaining the artwork behind her.
  11. An athlete runs past a building on a cold morning.
  12. The strings of a double bass vibrate as they are played by a jazz musician.
  13. A student explains an idea.
  14. A pianist practices on a Steinway grand piano.
  15. In a museum gallery, a group of students gazes at a painting.
  16. A singer and piano accompanist rehearse in a sunny room.
  17. A student in class holds a pen while speaking.
  18. Holding a boom microphone, a student makes a recording.
  19. A student cook prepares fresh vegetables.

The video then loops back to the beginning.

Aerial view of brick buildings and green quads

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