Record your creativity

It’s lights, camera, action in the Digital Media Studio. The large video and photography studio includes a white cyclorama, a small audio recording/podcasting studio, a one-button recording studio, and editing computers to bring your vision to life. Whether you’re an aspiring podcaster in need of professional headshots, or making your next presentation shine, all students, faculty, and staff are invited to create in the studio.

Operating hours

The Digital Media Studio is open 9 a.m to 8 p.m. daily and closed on university holidays. Makerspaces are closed from noon to 12:30 p.m. daily. Hours are subject to change.

Studios and equipment


Equipped with a white cyclorama background, customizable lighting grid, reflecta green screen, traditional green screen, broadcast camera, and professional photography equipment. Ideal for a wide range of creative projects, from photography and videography to green screen productions and more.

  • Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 Studio Cameras (4)
  • Libec Rolling Pedestal Dolly (4)
  • Stage Lighting: (5) Gemini LED light panels, (20) Hornet 200-C lights, ETC ColorSource control panel
  • Flash: (2) Godox AD400
  • White Cyc Stage
  • Flip-Q Teleprompter Software with 3 teleprompter monitors on studio cameras
  • Green Screen
  • Reflecta Gray Screen
  • Two-stage boxes featuring (8) audio input channels and (8) audio output channels
  • Paper Backdrop Rolls: Cardinal, Black, Blue, Red
  • Big Screen Monitor
  • C-Stands & sand bags
  • Flags
  • White display boxes
  • Crane Camera Dolly
  • (4) Monopods
  • (2) Tripod
  • Mobile LED Light Kit
  • Intercom System
  • GMV Motorized Camera Slider
  • Portable Changing Room

Professional podcasting setup featuring high-quality microphones, cameras and digital mixer. Personalize your recording with customizable LED lights. Perfect for podcasting and high-quality audio recordings. Capable of hosting remote guests via Zoom.

  • Talent table
  • (3) Microphones
  • (3) Marshall Cameras
  • (3) Audio Technica Headphones
  • Big Screen Monitor
  • Additional Audio Recording Equipment:
    • Wireless Lavalier Microphone
    • (16) Microphone StandsExtron Program Control
    • (7) Lavalier Microphones
    • Three Beta 57A Microphones
    • Beta 52A Microphone
    • Shotgun Microphone
    • (2) AKG Microphones
    • (4) Shure Beta Microphones

Record a multi-camera production in the large studio with ease in the large studio control room. The switcher allows you to transition cameras, insert graphics and more to elevate your production.

  • Blackmagic ATEM Switcher
  • Behringer X32 Mixer
  • Clear Com Headsets
  • Blackmagic HyperDeck Recorders
  • Blackmagic Camera Control Panel
  • Large Monitors

  • Mac Pro
  • Davinci Resolve Studio
  • Audio Creative Suite
  • Behringer X32 Mixer
  • Marshall Camera Control Panel
  • Extron Control Panel
  • Blackmagic Hyperdeck Recorder
  • Laptop with Zoom for remote guest

Experience simplicity at its best with our one-button record studio. With just a single press, you can effortlessly start and stop your recording, making it incredibly user-friendly. Record a pitch or presentation using the reflecta green screen to customize the background.

  • Extron Control Panel
  • Extron Recorder
  • 2 Lavalier microphones
  • 2 Personal mixers
  • 2 Headphones
  • Reflecta Gray Screen
  • Dell PC

  • 4 Editing Computer Stations:
    • DaVinci Resolve Studio
    • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • Headphones
  • Video Editing Suite:
    • Mac Pro
    • DaVinci Resolve Studio
    • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Marshall Monitor
    • Wacom Tablet
  • 5.1 Audio Editing Suite:
    • Mac Pro
    • DaVinci Resolve Studio
    • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Behringer X32 Mixer
    • Mackie Studio Speakers
    • Headphones

Not sure where to start?

Try a free Makerspace workshop — Photography 101, Podcasting 101, and Video Production 101 — to get hands-on experience with the equipment.

Reserve studio time and editing bays

You have two convenient options: you can either reserve a studio space through the links below to view available times and book. Or fill out the form at the bottom of this page for more information or to ask a question to the studio supervisor.

Please note that our studio spaces and editing rooms may only be reserved for their intended purpose, which is recording audio/video or editing. They are not available for use as general meeting rooms or computer lab space. 

Makerspace Reservation: Digital Media Studio

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Digital Media Studio Staff

Our supervisors are here to support you and your ideas. Reach out with questions about the equipment, possibilities, and logistics of this Makerspace.

Jake Anderson,

Studio Supervisor

Ellie Hilscher,

Studio Supervisor

Gonzalo Espinoza,

Student Employee

Sydney Madison,

Student Employee

Amanda Urban,

Student Employee