The Faculty Media Production Spaces on the IUB and IUPUI campuses have reopened. However, in response to the university's guidance in combating COVID-19, the Faculty Media Production Spaces on the IUB and IUPUI campuses have instituted several approved safety protocols to minimize risk to both faculty and our production staff.
The Faculty Media Production Spaces at IUB and IUPUI have reopened for faculty use in preparing high-quality video content for university courses.
One of the most significant changes to announce is the relocation of our Faculty Media Production Space at IU Bloomington from Wells Library to the School of Education Building. We’re very excited for the opportunity to produce faculty videos in this new space as its original intended purpose was to be an actual television studio. The room is much larger with better lighting than the original space in Wells Library. The room, ED2261 is located in the Wright Building. And although it’s located in the building which is home to the School of Education, it remains a production facility available to all university faculty and will continue to provide services at no charge.
The original space in Wells Library, E251, will be converted into a “self-serve” video production space which will provide a simplified method of recording course material. However, the timeline for that project depends on the reopening of certain areas of Wells Library to regular occupancy.
We’ve taken several steps which we hope will help to protect both you and our staff during video shoots. To thoroughly clean our spaces between each use, we’re now limiting our availability to two, 120-minute time slots each day. We’re also limiting the number of people in the spaces at any given time to a single faculty member during video shoots, in addition to a single production staff member. We’ve also implemented a system of isolating personal effects while a production is in session. And of course, we require the use of face masks by faculty up to the point when we start recording. After the recording is completed, face masks must be worn once again.
Besides the adjustments we’ve made due to COVID-19, we have other changes to announce. We’re now using NewTek TriCasters in our spaces which bring several new features to consider for your classes. New teleprompters, virtual sets and Telestrator capabilities are among the enhanced capabilities we have to offer.
For new projects or for more information about our production spaces, please email our project intake account: firstname.lastname@example.org. Once a Producer/Director is assigned to your course project, faculty will communicate with the production staff member directly.
If a faculty member is uncertain about collaborating on campus in our production spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic, we also offer post-production and content preparation services at a distance. Faculty may provide raw materials such as video, images and audio which we can then turn into polished instructional content for online courses. In addition, we have ready access to professional static backgrounds, motion backgrounds, graphics and selected stock footage which we can use to complete or enhance your project.
Our staff are available for consultation and advice regarding media strategies and the use of media in your instructional projects.
- Technical consultation and best practices for self-recording
- Workflows for partnering with us to remotely co-produce content around your needs
- Editing self-recorded video from your own location
- Content outlines and script support
- Creating accessible versions of your media content
- Custom animation and explainer video content creation
- Kaltura Interactive Video allows for creating ‘choose your own adventure’ videos, allowing students to create their own path through the content being delivered.
- Powtoon video creation
- Slideshow presentations
- 2D vector graphic creation
- Guidance with Adobe Creative Cloud design applications
- General layout assistance and support
- Access to general design resources such as stock photography and templates
Please direct any inquiries to our project intake email account: email@example.com.
To view our current available time slots, please visit the following resources in Outlook:
- "Faculty Media Production Space — IUB Wright 2261" for IUB, or
- "Faculty Media Production Space — IUPUI University Library 0135" for IUPUI
Once a Producer/Director is assigned to your project, they’ll work with you to schedule the video shoot date.
For other information regarding additional uses of video in your course, please contact your local teaching and learning center.