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Resources for Video Creation

Do you want to make a video, but don't know where to begin? This guide will introduce you to basic video concepts and helpful resources available to you at the University of Michigan Libraries.

Facilities on Campus

Library Recording and Editing Spaces

There are several spaces within the library that were designed specifically for video recording and editing. Outlined below are many of the spaces available to students to use for class or group projects involving video.

 




Advanced Podcasting Room

The Advanced Podcasting Room is your one stop location for creating a video from start to finish. This room contains a computer with video software, camera,  teleprompter, touch screen, tablet, studio lighting, and changeable backdrops. You can reserve this room and record and edit your entire video in one sitting.

Location: GroundWorks, Room 1315 Duderstadt Center
Make a Reservation: Duderstadt Room Scheduler  
You must complete the Digital Media Commons Orientation before you can make a reservation - learn more
 









V-Room Recording Booth


Also known as the Virtual Room, this is a soundproof booth that is ideal for clean and crisp audio and video recordings. The room features a 27" iMac, a video camera, a high-end microphone, black backdrop, and video editing software so you can record videos in this space as well. 

Location: GroundWorks, Room 1315 Duderstadt Center
Make a Reservation: Duderstadt Room Scheduler  
You must complete the Digital Media Commons Orientation before you can make a reservation - learn more.








Multimedia Workrooms

The Multimedia Workrooms are the ideal locations for editing video or audio. They are private rooms that contain all equipment needed for a heavy editing session, such as powerful Mac Pro computers, multiple high-end 4K monitors, speaker system, battery backup, music keyboard, and more. GroundWorks is just around the corner, so you can get support if you run into any issues!

 

Location: GroundWorks, Room 1315 Duderstadt Center
Make a Reservation: Duderstadt Room Scheduler  
You must complete the Digital Media Commons Orientation before you can make a reservation - learn more.

Snapshot of the Multimedia Workrooms



 

Carl D. Winberg, M.D. Presentation Practice Room

The Presentation Practice Room is a great location for practicing or recording videos. It contains a 27" iMac, video software, video camera, studio lights, and changeable backdrop. This room also contains sound-dampening panels, but is not soundproof. If you need a soundproof space, please visit the V-Room at GroundWorks.



Location: Room 1136, Shapiro Undergraduate Library
Make a Reservation: Resource Scheduler
Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance.
Never used the scheduler? Learn how to here.





Michael J. and Leslee C. Perlstein Editing Room

The Editing Room is a more accessible and scaled down version of the Multimedia Workrooms. The Editing Room may be reserved but is otherwise open 24 hours and requires no orientation or training to use. This space features two stations, one for video editing and the other for graphics and animation. When you reserve this room, you will get access to both of these stations. The video editing station includes a Mac Pro, 4K Monitor, and Blu-Ray burner and the graphics station includes a Cintiq HD Display Tablet for drawing, 27" iMac, high-quality Epson flatbed scanner, and a Blu-ray burner.

 

Location: Room 1138, Shapiro Undergraduate Library
Make a Reservation: Resource Scheduler
Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance.
Never used the scheduler? Learn how to here.

Where to Get Equipment

Campus Equipment Checkout

There are several locations where you may checkout video equipment from the library and around campus. The list below indicates several library and campus locations where one may potentially get equipment and supplies. Before you go to checkout equipment from one of these locations, be sure to do the following:

  • Check with the location beforehand to see if there are any required training sessions and qualify for equipment checkout.
     
  • Resouces are always changing so also check with your college or department to see if they offer any audio/video equipment or resources.



** – indicates a non-library resource