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Digital Media Commons: Digital Media Lab

The Digital Media Lab is located in Room 156 in Ellis Library. It provides a recording booth (WhisperRoom) with various software; a film studio with a camera and green screen; and a 3D scanner (Structure Sensor). The primary purpose for the lab is for librarians to create teaching and learning material. These resources are also available to students, by appointment, for educational purposes. Students can request an appointment to use these resources using the links at the bottom of each resource.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Lab resources are available to students by appointment only. Once the project proposal is approved, students are expected to set up a consultation meeting prior to using lab resources. During consultation lab-staff will provide a basic overview of the resources (hardware and software) and expectations for use of the lab. Additional time for basic training may be required prior to use of the lab. Students will be expected to learn skills beyond the basics on their own with some guidance from staff. While lab staff can assist with setup and orientation, students will be expected to plan and execute their project on their own.

Reservation and Use Policy

Students, please fill in the information requested below each resource to propose your project. We will review your proposal to use the space and resources and get back to you as soon as possible. Only select projects can be entertained based on availability due to limited staffing, space, and potential service-to-need incompatibility.

Film Studio

This basic film studio features a green screen, black and white backdrops, LED and florescent lamps and tripod stands. Cameras and additional equipment are available for check out at the Circulation Desk. You can also bring your own recording equipment.

3D Scanner

A Structure Sensor 3D scanner and iPad are available for use in the lab. This handheld device works for objects and people. The resulting file can be emailed or saved to a USB and printed using the 3D printing service.

Recording Booth

The audio recording booth is a space dedicated to fulfilling sound recording needs, such as voice over, screencasting and more. This 6' x 6' enclosure significantly reduces ambient and acoustic noise. Booth is ADA compliant, with a 32” wide door with no threshold, and ramp.