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Digital Media Commons Studios

210 SL, Level 2, Snell Library

(617) 373-2465

Audio, Video and Media Creation Studios Hours 
Hours For Spring 2017
Sunday Noon-8pm
Monday-Friday 9am-8pm
Saturday Noon-8pm

Spring break Hours March 5-11th

Sunday Noon-5pm
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday Noon-8pm

 

Northeastern students, faculty, and staff may use the DMC Studios to create projects, presentations and online instruction. DMC Studios staff collaborate with faculty across the curriculum to help plan and implement media-based assignments and teach multimedia literacy skills. During hours of service, DMC Studios and staff assist individuals and groups with scholarly projects on a walk-in and appointment basis. 

Schedule studio time in advance to work on your projects on NUSSO

Creation and editing software is available on the adjacent DMC workstations, which may be booked on NUSSO. Staff is available to help. Online tutorials are available through Lynda.com

Course-based instruction

Faculty: Call for Proposals: For Spring 2017 classes, use the DMC Recording Studio Instruction Proposal Form to request collaborative instruction with Studios staff for projects you will be assigning.  Refer to this guide, Multimedia Resources for Research and Content Creation, for background information.

Student Project Support and One-on-One Consultations

Studios staff will assist you with media projects and teach you skills such as how to use a DSLR camera, create a podcast, or use a wide range of media equipment and software. Before you book a recording space on NUSSO, feel free to submit a project form and we will schedule time with you.

Faculty Project Support 

To request support for an Oral History project using audio and/or video for your class, contact Debra Mandel.  You will find this Oral History Toolkit a valuable resource to support such projects.

Workshops

Workshops on audio and video production are offered during Fall and Spring semesters and will be posted on the library event calendar. Novices are welcome!

Showcase of Digital Media Commons Projects

Explore recordings created in the Studios and contact t.bary [at] northeastern.edu (Thomas Bary) if you would like to place your project on this Digital Repository site.

Facilities

Audio Recording Studio 209 SL

For recording of narration and music. Users must bring their own portable drives to save their work.

Studio time may be requested through NUSSO. Staff will follow up to confirm your reservation and help with set-up or training. First time users must complete studio orientation and skills assessment form.

Equipment

  • Speakers, microphone, monitors and more.
  • Crush E3 Series Drum Set
  • Yamaha Keyboard
  • Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special 6 string guitar
  • Fender Standard Precision 4 string Electric Bass Guitar

Control Room 208 SL

For recording, tracking and mixing audio sources to create an audio master.

Equipment for Audio

  • AVID C|24 control surface, which provides control of Pro Tools| HD mixing, recording, and editing. Mac Pro Computer.
  • Software: Pro Tools HD

Equipment for Video

  • HD digital video switcher
  • Big Knob studio command system
  • Mac Pro with Black Magic Media Express for video capturing, and Final Cut Pro X for video editing.
  • Leprecon LDC-4AV lighting board
  • Zed 420 audio board

Video Recording Studio 207 SL

For recording interviews, presentations, or performances. Space may also be used for still photography. Orientation and training for use of this studio is required before first use.

Equipment

  • Green screen
  • Leprecon professional lighting board and Barbizon lighting grid
  • 4 TV-quality Panasonic camcorders
  • Canon EOS Mark III 5D Cameras
  • Allen & Heath 16 channel mixer

Studio time may be requested through NUSSO. Staff will follow up to confirm your reservation and help with set-up or training.

Media Creation Studios A & B (202 and 203 SL)

For basic audio and video recording, post-production and other learning object creation. Users must bring their own portable drives to save their work. Studio time may be requested through NUSSO. Staff will follow up to confirm your reservation and help with set-up or training. Faculty requesting assistance with the creation of online content or are creating flipped classroom techniques into their on-ground courses should contact Academic Technology Services, ats [at] neu.edu.

Equipment
Each room has a Dell and iMac with a full suite of applications, as well as, Audacity, Camtasia, Presenter, Captivate, Story Line, Soft Chalk and Tegrity.
USB Mic

 

Oral History Projects

Faculty: to request support for an Oral History project using audio and/or video for your class, contact Debra Mandel. You will find this Oral History Toolkit a valuable resource to support such projects.

Faculty Production Assistance

Faculty who need support for high end video production and editing should submit a request with Academic Technology Services.

Reformatting Audio and Video

If there is a VHS tape in Snell Library's collection that you need transferred to DVD for preservation and playback purposes, contact the Studios at 617-373-2465.  If faculty would like assistance reformatting media from their own collection, please contact Academic Technology Services.

Check Out Equipment from the First Floor ITS Help & Information Desk

More DMC Information

DMC Staff

Thomas Bary, Digital Media Specialist
Jonathan Iannone, Digital Media Supervisor
Debra Mandel, Digital Media Librarian

Contact us

 For questions or comments about using the DMC Recording Studios, write to us:dmcstudios [at] northeastern.libanswers.com or call 617-373-2465

Jobs for Students

The Studios hires students and co-ops (one co-op for six month slots) to provide valuable customer support and audio/video production and engineering assistance. Jobs are posted each semester.  Discuss the co-op position with your advisor.