Media Production Room: Library West Room 119
What is the Library Media Production Room?
It is a space dedicated to creating high quality audio and visual content. Professional quality recording equipment, including microphones, an audio mixing and recording station, HD broadcast camera, LED lighting, green screen, and a video capture and editing station are available for all FGCU students, staff and faculty to use. The Media Production Room is also where FGCU’s student media groups, Eagle Radio and Eagle News TV, make their studio recordings.
In order to use the Media Production Room, you need to attend a 30-minute orientation. Once you complete the orientation, you will be able to reserve the room for future use using the reservation system linked on this page.
For the Spring 2018 semester, orientations will be offered on Mondays between 11:30- 1:30 and Thursdays from 3-5. To make an appointment for an orientation use this form:
If you are unable to make those times, email Instructional Technology Librarian, Anna Carlin at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an alternate time.
How do I reserve the room?
Reserve the room through our online booking system below.
How long can I have the studio?
The studio may be booked for up to 2 hours at a time. No more than 2 reservations may be made per day and no more than a total of 4 hours per week, per person.
How long in advance do I need to make reservations?
The studio should be booked at least 2 days before the time you will need it. “Day of” reservations may be possible, depending on the circumstances, but are not guaranteed.
You can book the room up to 2 weeks in advance. Please cancel your booking if you no longer need your reservation to allow others to use the space.
Are there any fees associated with use of the Media Production Room?
There are no fees, though users may be responsible for missing or damaged equipment.
How do I get into the room?
You will need to check out the key to the room at the Circulation Desk. Return the key within 10 minutes of the end of your reserved session time, or check to see if an extension is available.
What else do I need to know?
NO FOOD IS ALLOWED in the Media Production Room. Drinks with lids are allowed, though they should be kept away from the tables with recording equipment.
All users of the Studio must bring a storage device (USB drive or external hard drive) on which to store their recordings. Recordings WILL NOT be retained on the computers in the room past your time in the room. Our computers will completely refresh upon restart and retrieval of files will be impossible. Save early and save often, on your own storage drive!
Equipment that is provided in the Media Production Room should remain in the room. Users may be held liable for missing or nonfunctional equipment. You can bring additional equipment of your own, if needed.
Questions about scheduling, training, or use of the room should be sent to Anna Carlin, Instructional Technology Librarian, at email@example.com or (239) 590-7633.
When is the Media Production Room open?
Users who have gone through the orientation will be able to reserve the room during any of these advertised hours. If you have not yet completed an orientation, see the section on “Access” above to find out when orientations are offered.
Reservations can be made during these hours:
Monday – Thursday 9am- 8pm
Friday 9am – 6pm
Saturday and Sunday 1pm – 5pm
What can be done in the Media Production Room?
- Audio narration
- Radio Shows
- Short Films
- Instruction and Lectures
Discouraged Uses of the Space:
- Recording live music (noise from instruments will be disruptive to library outside).
- Group meetings not requiring recording equipment.
- Extensive media editing session not requiring recording equipment (media editing software is also available in the Specialty Lab area of the library’s main computer lab).
Who can use the Media Production Room?
All members of the FGCU Community (students, staff, and faculty) may use the Media Production Room. A valid FGCU email address will be needed to make reservations and FGCU ID card required to check out the room key.
Requests for use of the Media Production Room are submitted online and all requests are pending until approved by a staff member. First time users must complete an orientation to the room. If you have already completed the training, you will be on the list of approved users and you will not need to complete it again.
Special consideration for room booking is given to students participating in Eagle Radio and Eagle News TV, due to the specific equipment needs of these student groups.
If schedule or resource demands conflict, the following list will determine who gets top priority and who may have to reschedule or wait for availability:
- Eagle Radio/ Eagle News TV students
- Students recording a project for a class.
- Faculty/Staff creating a multimedia project designed to support a specific class.
- Student/Faculty/Staff creating a multimedia project for an official club/sport.
- Student creating a Departmental or University-wide multimedia project.
- Faculty/Staff creating a Departmental or University-wide multimedia project.
- Student creating a multimedia project for personal development or artistic vision.
- Faculty/Staff creating a multimedia project for personal development/artistic vision.