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Schedule a consultation, check studio availability, prepare for your session, and submit a request to work with us at the FMC. Not sure which studio is right for you? Explore Our Studios to find out more. While reservations are recommended, we're open for drop-ins if space and staff are available. We look forward to seeing you!

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Booking Information

Prepare for your visit & learn more about our studio practice and guidelines.

 

 

 

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Head straight to our request form to schedule a consultation or book a studio today! 

 

 

Check Studio Availability 

THE FMC STUDIO CALENDARS ARE FOR GENERAL REFERENCE ONLY. 

Actual studio schedules may vary based on staff availability and/or bookings in adjacent studio spaces.

To confirm a booking, submit a request or call us at 541-737-7484. 

 

BOOKING INFORMATION

Preparing For Your Session

Thank you for booking a studio at the Faculty Media Center.  Our studios are designed similar to OSU's classrooms, featuring familiar, easy-to-use podium technology and interfaces. To ensure the best experience possible, here are some tips to help you prepare for your visit. 

  • Make sure your digital teaching content, i.e. Powerpoint, Excel, graphics or other presentation materials have been designed & are accessible via USB drive or cloud storage, such as Box.
  • If you're working from physical materials, please bring printouts and pens/pencils/paper with you.

Having a good command of what you want to create and a sense of how you will create it is probably the most important aspect of creating media. Here's a few things to consider:

  • If you have a script or storyboard, great! If not, be sure to practice a few times to make the most of your recording time in the studio. 
  • Do you have an outline, strategy and/or process for using the studio technology at FMC?  If not, let's setup an orientation to help you get familiar with our tools, software and recording options. 
  • If you're using bits of your own equipment like a laptop, audio recorder or other technology, check with us first to ensure it's compatible with our systems. 
  • Pre-planning helps ensure the media you create is easy to work with and requires the least amount of post-production as possible. *Advanced users may desire a more flexible editing environment - we can accommodate that as well! 

If you're planning to record yourself using the video camera, what you wear is important. Here's a few things worth considering:

  • Stick to Solids. Big patterns are too distracting. Remember, the focus should be on your content, not your outfit. Alternately, small, tight patterns can "buzz" on camera.
  • Keep Jewelry & Accessories Simple. Dangly jewelry isn’t just visually distracting; it’s loud. Microphones will pick up your bangle bracelets or jangly earrings. Stick to studs and forgo the bracelets.
  • Using the GreenScreen? Avoid wearing green or you'll disappear into whatever content your sharing.
  • Keep it Simple & Classic. Classic styles look good on camera and can keep your video feeling current years down the road. 
  • Avoid Over-Accessorizing. Stay away from things like scarves, hats and other unnecessary accessories. They can interfere with audio and lighting, resulting in less-than-adequate results. 

Be prepared with a media plan for saving and sharing your recordings. Here's a few tips:

  • Files are recorded in .mp4 or .mp3 format to SD cards on FMC systems and you'll want to consider how you'd like to take ownership of them
  • If you're sharing your media in Canvas or online, Kaltura is great solution for storing and sharing your content
  • OSU's cloud storage tool Box is also a good way to retrieve your media
  • USB drives are another option, but may present file size capacity limitations
  • Media recordings create large file sizes and may require extended processing - plan for extra time after your session for file transferring 

 

Studio Policies & Guidelines 

Here at the Faculty Media Center we strive to create a supportive and equitable studio space for all visitors. In order to provide you with the best level of service, we developed the following FMC Studio Policies to help ensure your time spent with us is successful. 

We're located in Kidder Hall 100

Accessible Entrance - Kidder 102

 

FMC Hours: 9am - 5pm, M-F 
Other Times by Appointment
Call Us: 541-737-7484

 

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