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Contact

Ryan Wetzel
Media Commons Consultant
W137 Pattee Library
University Park, PA 16802
mediacommons@psu.edu

Trace Brown
Learning Media Specialist

Media Commons & Multimedia Consultants - Knowledge Commons

Services

  • instruction on multimedia software
  • guidance on class projects involving audio, video, or other multimedia
  • help with technical issues while creating new online works

Media Commons Website

Hours

  • Sunday: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    (Limited Services — OBS Not Available on Saturday)
Presentation Practice room in the Knowledge Commons

Media Commons
General information on the Group Study/Media Production Rooms

During staffed Media Commons hours, these rooms can be reserved by students working on audio and video class projects. Appointments can be made either in person at the Media Commons Service Desk next to room W138, or by emailing requests to mediacommons@psu.edu.

From 9:00 pm - 9:00 am the rooms are available on a first-come/first-serve basis.  

One-Button Studio/Presentation Practice Studios

The One Button Studio is a simplified video recording setup that can be used without any previous video production experience. The design of the studio allows you to create high-quality, polished video projects without having to know anything about lights and cameras. You only need to bring your USB flash drive with you and push a single button.

  • W132: One-Button Studio/Presentation Practice Room (Richard and Sally Kalin Presentation Practice Room)
    Equipment:
    • iMac w/projector for PPT or Keynote Presentations,
    • One-Button Studio w/ ceiling-mounted LED lights,
    • Greenscreen for video keying (Only available during staffed Media Commons hours by appointment) 
       
  • W134: One-Button Studio/Presentation Practice Room
    Equipment:
    • iMac w/projector for PPT or Keynote Presentations,
    • One-Button Studio w/ ceiling-mounted LED lights,
    • Greenscreen for video keying (Only available during staffed Media Commons hours by appointment)
Audio Recording room in the Knowledge Commons

Media Production Rooms

  • W131: Video editing / Audio recording (1-6 capacity)
  • W133: Video editing / Audio recording (1-6 capacity)
  • W135: Video editing / Audio recording (1-6 capacity)
  • W138: Video editing / Audio recording (1-6 capacity)
  • W142: Video editing / Audio recording (1-6 capacity)

    Each room:
    • iMac
    • iMovie, Final Cut Pro X, GarageBand
    • Media Commons Storage
    • Blue Snowball USB microphone on stand
  • W136: Media Production Lab (5-20 capacity)
    • Space for 5 groups working on multimedia (audio editing/video editing) projects
    • Five iMacs
    • 1 DV/DVD/VHS Deck
    • Five U-shaped tables for groups of 1-4 students
    • iMovie, Final Cut Pro X, GarageBand, Media Commons Storage