Studio M is a high performance multimedia production studio specializing in 3D production, graphic design, CD and DVD authoring, audio/video production, and web presentation software.The high end technology behind Studio M introduces students and faculty to more progressive presentation development and creation, in turn, better preparing students for the work place.
In addition to the high-tech production environment, students also have the ability to check out digital video and still cameras to use in their projects. Students will be required to go through additional orientation over use of the cameras. Studio M is available for faculty to instruct small groups of students (up to six) on the software available and how it can be utilized for class projects. To aid in group instruction, demonstration, or preview, Studio M offers overhead projection and built-in screen.
Studio M is able to support collaborative group work, which helps promote the importance of teamwork and networking to the students. The studio is also an open lab that students can schedule time to work in individually. Scheduling the computers is of key importance so that all students will be able to gain access according to their schedules. Walk in use is an option as long as there are computers available.
To schedule time or orientation to Studio M, please visit Walb Union, Room 220, or call 260-481-0114.
Studio M use is restricted to academic based projects. Faculty will need to provide syllabus material documenting the requirements for student projects that will utilize the Studio M facility.
Reservation of all systems range from 1 – 4 hours at a time, so careful project planning is very important in order for students and faculty to utilize the facilities to their advantage.The coordinator of Studio M, John Nicklin, will be able to help students and faculty plan a production timeline during lab consultations prior to lab reservations.
Any student found to be using a Studio M workstation for personal communications, entertainment or unrelated academic purpose while other students are waiting for use, will be asked to vacate the workstation.
An additional Mac Lab resource similar to Studio M, located in the Visual Arts Building, Room 205, is also staffed with trained student lab assistants to help assist with any project based multimedia assignments or questions .