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Media Creation

Video

Shoot Video

The Media Commons has a range of equipment that can be used for shooting video. Whether you’re looking to film the next Oscar winning documentary, want to film an interview and make use of green screen technology, or simply document a class project on film, we have the equipment you might need. Prior training will be required before using the equipment in Studio B. Please contact Colin Kelley for further information.

Hardware

  • Canon XA20 HD video
  • Tripods
  • Green screen
  • Kessler Crane
  • Go Pro
  • Apple Mac Pro desktop computer

Edit Video

Once you’ve captured your raw footage you’re going to want to edit it to create your narrative. The Media Commons has a dedicated edit suite (Studio A) equipped with a high end desktop computer running a variety of video related software. Prior training will be required before using the equipment in Studio B. Please contact Colin Kelley for further information.

Software

  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Motion
  • Compressor
  • iMovie
  • Premiere Pro

Audio

Record Audio

The Media Commons is the ideal location to record audio tracks for assignments and projects. Make use of the Whisper Room in Studio A to soundproof your audio source whilst using quality microphones and professional quality audio interface. Maybe you need a voiceover for a video project, or you are creating a translation in a foreign language. Studios A and B have the equipment you need. Prior training will be required before using the equipment in Studio B. Please contact Paul Benham for further information.

Hardware

  • Apple Mac Pro desktop computer
  • Apogee Ensemble audio interface
  • AKG P420 Microphones
  • KRK KNS 6400 Headphones

Edit Audio

Once you’ve captured your audio you’re going to want to edit it to ensure it is ready for your assignment or presentation. The Media Commons has a dedicated edit suite (Studio A) equipped with a high end desktop computer running digital audio workstation software. Prior training will be required before using the equipment in Studio B. Please contact Paul Benham for further information.

Software

  • Logic Pro X
  • Adobe Audition
  • Audacity

Photography

Take Photographs

The Media Commons offers a controlled space for photography within Studio B. You can set up lighting to bring out the best in your shots or just find a quiet space with a dedicated shooting table. Prior training will be required before using the equipment in Studio B. Please contact Colin Kelley for further information.

Hardware

  • Canon T5i cameras
  • Lights
  • Shooting table
  • Tripods

Edit Photographs

Once you’ve taken your photographs you might find yourself needing to edit them. With today’s state of the art software you can accomplish anything from simple cropping to heavy image manipulation. Prior training will be required before using the equipment in Studio B. Please contact Colin Kelley for further information.

Software

  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • Photos

Animation and 3D

Use the powerful desktop computer in Studio A to create 3D visualizations and add title animations to your video productions. Prior training will be required before using the equipment in Studio B. Please contact Paul Benham or Colin Kelley for further information.

Hardware

  • Apple Mac Pro desktop computer

Software

  • Maya
  • After Effects
  • Motion

Format Transfer

Do you have field work or office copies in a legacy format such as VHS? Cassette? Media Commons staff can assist with the conversion of many analog and early digital formats. Please contact Carmen Greenlee for an assessment of your needs and for answers to your copyright compliance questions.

Copyright

When creating content in the Media Commons please ensure that you understand and follow tenets of both U.S. Copyright and policies governing copyright at Bowdoin. The Library website has useful  documents and links to assist you with compliance and answers to frequently asked questions (Bowdoin ID required).