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Media Production Room: Library West Room 119

production room equipment
The Library Media Production Room provides quiet space and high quality equipment for recording media projects.

What is the Library Media Production Room?

Update 12/15/17: The Media Production Room is currently used by the Eagle Radio and Eagle TV News student groups to produce their shows. The Room will be undergoing some improvements starting at the end of December 2017 and continuing through the first part of January 2018. Thanks to Student Government funding, the Media Production Room will be completely outfitted with audio recording and video recording equipment for the Spring 2018 semester. The video recording equipment includes including broadcast quality cameras, lighting, green screen, and video control center. The audio recording equipment includes four microphones, control console and computers for recording and editing. Improvements also include sound treatment, including curtains and acoustic foam panels for walls.

When all the equipment is installed and work is finished, the Media Production Room will open to all FGCU students. Look for an opening date in January 2018!

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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.

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:

  1. Eagle Radio/ Eagle News TV students
  2. Students recording a project for a class.
  3. Faculty/Staff creating a multimedia project designed to support a specific class.
  4. Student/Faculty/Staff creating a multimedia project for an official club/sport.
  5. Student creating a Departmental or University-wide multimedia project.
  6. Faculty/Staff creating a Departmental or University-wide multimedia project.
  7. Student creating a multimedia project for personal development or artistic vision.
  8. Faculty/Staff creating a multimedia project for personal development/artistic vision.

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 a brief training and 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.

When is the Media Production Room open?

Returning, approved users will be able to use the room during the evenings and weekends. First time users will not be able to make reservations after 5 pm or on weekends.

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 Recording

  • Podcasts
  • Interviews
  • Audio narration
  • Radio Shows

Video Recording

  • Presentations
  • Short Films
  • Vlogs
  • Instruction and Lectures

Discouraged Uses of the Space:

How do I reserve the room?

Reserve the room through our online booking system below.

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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, per person.

How long in advance do I need to make reservations?

The studio needs to be booked at least 2 days before the time you will need it. 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.

Where do I pick up the key?

At the Circulation Desk, you will need to check out the key to enter the room. Return the key within 10 minutes of the end of your reserved session time, or check to see if an extension is available. If you are a first-time user, a Library staff or faculty member will meet you at the Circulation Desk when you arrive to check out the key to give you the orientation training for the room.

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. Liquids can be very damaging for this equipment.

All users of the Studio must bring at 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. 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 acarlin@fgcu.edu or (239) 590-7633.