46 University Drive

Augusta, Maine 04330-9488



Rick Burns

Rick is a 1992 graduate of the New England School of Communications. While attending, he earned the honor of being named “Sound Recording Student of the Year.” Following this, Rick honed his craft as a videographer and editor producing commercials, documentaries, promotional and music videos. His video journalism work was acknowledged in 1997 with an Associated Press First Place Feature Award while working at WFMJ, an NBC affiliate in Ohio. In 2017, Rick won a Videographer Award for the music video, “Move Me”, which he wrote, performed and produced. In 2022, he was the recipient of a Viddy Gold Award for a documentary video about the Augusta Mental Health Institute. Most recently, he received a 2023 Gold Award from AVA Digital Awards for his video work featuring The University of Maine at Augusta’s Aviation Program. In addition, Rick’s video work with multimedia companies, along with NBC and CBS affiliates, has taken him to several states, as well as to Canada and the Dominican Republic. During this time, he furthered his education in Art and Graphic Design while attending the University of Maine at Augusta and Youngstown State University in Ohio. Rick’s career at UMA started in 2001 as a Distance Education Technician. Currently, he is an Events and Learning Media Production Specialist at UMA, producing videos and facilitating live events for the University System. He enjoys writing and recording music, gardening, camping, cooking and spending time with his wife Allison.

Greg Keneborus

Greg Keneborus is a 1995 Graduate of Full Sail University, an audio, video and multimedia production institute in Central Florida. Upon graduation, Greg acquired an internship with Gateway Mastering, and the world renowned mastering engineer, Bob Ludwig, located in Portland, Maine. While working as Mr. Ludwig's intern, Greg was also hired as the Assistant Recording Studio Manager with the University of Maine at Augusta's music program. Upon completion of his internship, and while managing UMA's recording studio, Greg was hired by the Education Network of Maine on the UMA campus as a Distance Education Technician. This quickly led to a promotion into ENM's Video Production Department where he held a professional position as Production Specialist I & II. This fostered a 27 year career with UMA in various educational, technical and creative departments and organizations. His diverse skills in all area's of media technology has been felt by all UMS campuses as well as the Chancellor's and Board of Trustee offices. His current title as Instructional Technologist has him supporting faculty with the Faculty Development Office as well as untilizing his live events skills to handle a lead technologist role for all campus events as well as outside clients. 

Peter Starkey

Peter Starkey is a graduate of the University of Maine at Augusta where he earned a bachelor’s degree in contemporary and popular music. His passion is the intersection of music and technology. During his time as a student at UMA, Peter gained extensive experience working in the university’s recording studio, eventually being hired as a student audio engineer to run the music department's recording sessions. He has recorded and mixed each of the department’s in-person ensembles and has mixed many of the remote ensembles as well. On top of this, Peter has run the live sound for the music department’s concert week on multiple occasions. Outside of UMA, Peter has worked as a live sound technician for HPA Production Services, travelling across Maine to help facilitate concerts and other audio/visual events. He has worked with several artists to record original material and cover songs, including a demo album for a Boston-based musician. Additionally, he continues to serve as the audio engineer for his local church. Between projects, Peter has found the time to write and record his own songs, collaborating with fellow musicians to produce a full-length album which remains an ongoing endeavor. After graduating, Peter found himself returning to UMA to join the Events and Learning Media Production team where he currently works as a Learning and Logistics Support Specialist.

Our Services

The Events & Learning Media Production Services provide video and audio production, streaming support services such as webinars and Zoom meetings, and related technical support to staff and faculty teaching and collaborating in distributed learning modalities.

Our team collaborates with faculty and staff to produce multimedia content for courses, programs, and events. We follow a step-by-step process of planning, creating, and editing to ensure that the content aligns with the project goals and objectives.

In partnership with teachers and Learning Experience Designers, we develop strategies to integrate videos effectively into the learning experience. We provide both creative and technical guidance to enhance the production process and create impactful videos.

We also prioritize accessibility and inclusivity. By adhering to accessibility requirements and universal design for learning principles, we make sure that the instructional technology and multimedia content we develop can be easily accessed and understood by everyone, regardless of their learning style or abilities. Our goal is to create an inclusive learning environment for all students.

UMA's Events & Learning Media Production Services provides advanced support to streaming UMA events by ensuring the experience with technology is accessible for all participants. Our mission is to provide high quality engaging instructional content through the use of streaming services.

Co­-sponsored by the BPW/Maine Futurama Foundation and the University of Maine at Augusta, the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame is dedicated to women whose achievements have had a significant statewide impact, have significantly improved the lives of women, and whose contributions provided enduring value for women. The annual Induction Ceremony, held on the third Saturday of March each year, is an outstanding public event where one or two women of achievement are honored.

UMA's Events & Learning Media Production team offers comprehensive video production services for faculty and staff, supporting teaching and collaboration in various distributed learning formats. We are dedicated to delivering outstanding creative solutions full time, making us the ultimate choice for your video production needs. Our team is driven by passion, and our commitment is evident in every project we undertake. From initial script development to final screen presentation, we provide comprehensive support. With our expertise and guidance, you can navigate the entire process seamlessly. We stay up to date with cutting-edge technology to ensure exceptional video production services. Our goal is to create content that is inspiring, thought-provoking, and visually captivating.

Check out some of our work:


In September of 2013, the University of Maine at Augusta, in collaboration with Maine Instrument Flight, launched the UMA Bachelor of Science in Aviation program.

Additionally, in 2017, UMA started offering a program for remote pilots flying small Unmanned Aircraft or drones. Our 8-course UAS certificate program allows you to become a certified FAA remote pilot capable of being hired by many Maine businesses or establishing your own business offering aviation services.

With the growing demand for commercial remote pilots, the future for UMA graduates of the Aviation sUAS program is sky high with your feet on the ground.

College is not easy for any student. Non-native English speakers face the additional obstacle of a language barrier in almost every college course they take. The ELL Zone video series attempts to help alleviate that obstacle by providing English Language Learners with access to quality materials targeted to their needs. 

This episode focuses on the commonly confused phrases "too much," "too many," "a lot," and "a lot of."

The Augusta Mental Health Institute (AMHI) opened in 1840 . Originally named the Maine Insane Hospital and later the Augusta State Hospital, it closed in 2004 and was replaced on the same grounds with Riverview Psychiatric Hospital. This video gives us a brief glimpse into the evolution of mental health treatment from primarily institutional to community based care. You will have the privilege to witness some of the patients artwork on the walls of the tunnels.  We end with the opening of Riverview Psychiatric Center, which  is “a center for best practice, treatment, education and research, for individuals with serious, persistent mental illness, and co-occurring substance use disorders.”

2022 Viddy Gold Award Winner

This is a first class production - captures the essence of the student and the teacher in the aviation career field. The skillful blending of the video and the audio provides a complete picture, placing the emphasis on the participants and their stories, with the video of the aircraft carefully inserted to knit the narrative together.

I have shared this with my partners at Maine Instrument Flight and they have shared it in their newsletter. I have also sent it out to colleagues at Cirrus Aircraft as well as other aviation colleagues of mine. 

I need tissues every time I watch it - which is a lot!

Thank you for a great job!

Greg Jolda

Lecturer in CIS/Aviation Program Coordinator



Rick - just so you know I've been watching this a lot! It makes me smile every time and I can tell you that the Admissions team loved it....and Brandy is SOOOOO impressed! I can't wait to share it with everyone! Again, thank you so much - This is probably the coolest project I've ever been able to be a part of!

Ariel Cassista

UMA Manager of Customer Relationship Management Operations



This is wonderful, Rick! You did an amazing job with the editing and graphics. Thank you so very much. We really appreciate it.

Aaminah Aleem

Administrative Specialist CL3

Office of Student Life, Athletics and Dean of Students



I am contacting you today to offer my deepest gratitude for assigning staff member Rick Burns to collaborate with me on the development of a new course offering. During this past spring and summer, we completed video interviews with eleven local practitioners of various professional disciplines, and an accompanying video segment of a facilitated activity for students to participate in online. In addition, Rick filmed a promo video for the course that I then sent to department chairs and academic advisors associated with programs that might have interested students. We were very busy!

Rick's creativity added a rich dimension to the visual component of the course, which is so vital to online learning. His expertise resulted in a professional quality product that I would never have achieved without his hard work and generosity. I feel very fortunate to have been the recipient of his creative energy, professional expertise, clear communication, diligent work ethic and kind manner. 

If any other faculty are considering the use of the video format as the primary platform for presenting course material, I highly recommend Rick's consultation. 

Thank you again!

Christine A. Little, MA

Adjunct Faculty

University of Maine, Augusta


Wow!  I just watched the online tour and was dazzled by your terrific narration, camera work, script, pacing and well, ALL of it.  Fabulous job! 

Sheri Fraser
Dean of Enrollment Services
University of Maine at Augusta