Visual Storytelling

Photography and video services

University Communications hires professional photographers to provide high-quality images to aid in visual storytelling in official university communications, promotional materials, and websites.

CU Denver Brandfolder 

High-quality digital assets are available, free of charge, to all university personnel for use in official university communications through our digital assets catalog, CU Denver Brandfolder, located at

To log-in, please follow the steps below:

  1. Visit
  2. Enter your CU Denver credentials, using the same username and password as your university email 

Navigating CU Denver Brandfolder

Find visual assets through keyword searches or browsing curated collections. Click here to access the Get Started guide.

CU Denver Brandfolder Demos

Join us for a CU Denver Brandfolder demo for a step-by-step guide to navigate the tool. Typically, CU Denver Brandfolder demos include the following topics:

  • Log into the CU Denver Brandfolder
  • Overview of the tool
  • View, share and download assets
  • Edit assets within the tool  

CU Denver Brandfolder Demo Dates

  • Wednesday, January 29 | 10:30 – 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, February 12 | 10:30 – 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 20 | 10:30 – 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 11 | 10:30 – 11 a.m.

If you have questions about the tool or need help selecting a photo, email Paul Wedlake at For help selecting a video please email Bryan Less at For questions regarding logos and marks, please contact Mitchell Howes at

Photo & Video Request Form

Once you submit a request, we will respond within 72 hours to determine next steps.

On-campus photography and filming guidelines

Filming permissions at the university is overseen by the Film Advisory Committee through Facilities Management. Find filming guidelines and information on the filming permit request and approval process

Film permit requests must be submitted at least seven business days prior to filming. The use of university grounds, buildings, and subjects for non-university photo, film, and recording purposes are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and require additional levels of approval and permitting.

Talent release forms

A signed talent release is required from all persons (students, faculty, staff, and/or members of the public) visibly recognizable in photos, videos, or audio recordings used for university-related marketing or advertising, as well as for student projects. For persons under 18, a talent release must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. 

All communications and content—including images, videos, and recordings—that share any individual's health-related information must comply with provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA releases (patient consent) will be required for all photos, videos, and film taken in a clinical care area on university or affiliate hospital property.

Download release forms

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