Consultation Services


SMS provides drop-in video and photo support for all OSU students and faculty. 

We can help you with all the multimedia services that SMS provides, including:

  • Creative Software: iMovie, Photoshop, Premiere Pro and more
  • Media Equipment: Video cameras, still cameras, and more
  • Project consulting and support: We'll help you get the most from your video/photo shoot, or other multimedia project


Video Resources



If you need help creating or designing a poster for printing, click the button below for tutorials and resources so that you can feel better about your print project.  

Our services are for academic use only. You must be an actively enrolled student or OSU staff member to be eligible for our services.

We also support the following:

  • Conferences
  • Student Organizational events
  • Student research

Print Support

Free Online Media Editing Tools


GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems.

What SMS staff say:

 “A very capable photo editing program. Not quite as powerful as Photoshop but can still do more than a hobbyist could ever need. While there are not many GIMP tutorials online compared to Photoshop, it remains a simple enough program that is easy to use. This program is completely free to download. I love it as the program is so much more lightweight compared to Photoshop”. – Josh 


2) Be Funky

BeFunky's all-in-one online Creative Platform has everything you need to easily edit photos, create graphic designs, and make photo collages.

What SMS staff say:

“This is an app that you can download on your phone (or desktop). I used this app all the time when I used to edit photos. It is very easy to use and works you through how to use it when it’s your first time. You can do lots of different photo editing with it like blurring and touch ups.” Ashley

3) Pixlr

Pixlr, the World’s Favorite #1 Online Photo Editor lets you edit photos right in your browser for Free.

What SMS staff say:

Really good, free photo editing software. The tools are very similar to Photoshop, and the layout is easy to navigate. It’s really a very intuitive program, especially if you are familiar with Photoshop. There is an option to pay a monthly fee for an “advanced” or “professional” version of the software, but honestly, for the average person, the free version is about all you need. There’s also an option to search stock images inside the editor, which is super useful." - Erin

1)  Visme

Create engaging presentations, professional infographics, and other stunning visuals online.

What SMS staff say:

“A really great do-it-all design resource. The site features templates for presentations, infographics, charts and graphs and other documents. It also has a repository of icons, images and flowcharts. It’s simple to navigate and use, and I would feel comfortable recommending it to someone who had never used another design program." –Erin


2)  Canva

Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content. Users can choose from many professional designed templates, and edit the designs and upload their own photos through a drag and drop interface.

What SMS staff say:

"This is a great site if you have little or no design experience whatsoever. Instead of starting from a blank screen you can choose a template that matches your style. I use this site all the time when I need a burst of inspiration or when I'm stuck and just need to get something out fast." -Hayden 

1) Audacity 

Audacity is a free and open-source digital audio editor and recording application software, available for Windows, MacOS, Linux.

What SMS staff say:

"Audacity is my go-to program after Adobe Audition. Not only can it do many of the things a professional program can do, but there are lots of tutorials on Youtube that can make you an Audacity expert in a few hours." -Hayden 

1) DaVinci Resolve 

DaVinci Resolve is a color correction and non-linear video editing application for macOS, Windows, and Linux.

What SMS staff say:

"When we started looking for free alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro, we kept finding flashy programs that looked great, but would limit you to what you could create or would watermark brand your content. When we found DaVinci Resolve we were blown away! All of this power- equivalent environment and power to Premiere Pro, and access to presets that make it easy like iMovie? Wow!" -Hayden 

Need some help? Give us a call.

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Options and Fees

One-on-One Consultation - First Hour Free

Additional Consultation Hours (Student) - $20 per hour

Additional Consultation Hours (Staff) - $57 per hour

Scheduled In-Class Workshops - Free

Are you looking to take your video skills to the next level?

Are you interested in making better videos, or maybe you are a new student to the digital media arts program?

Either way, SMS has you covered with our Media Fundamentals Workshop. 

Join SMS lead video consultant, and NMC graduate, Hayden Wilcox as he explains what you need to know to make your next video look professional, and how to identify and correct rookie mistakes. 

In this workshop we will show you how to create and conduct one of the most essential, and versatile video production scenarios: Conducting a video Interview. 

Hayden will discuss and demonstrate guidelines and common practices for essential elements of an interview, including:

  • Visual composition
  • Interview technique
  • Audio for video
  • Lighting for video. 

At the end of the workshop, Hayden will guide you through a step-by-step process of editing an interview with Adobe Premiere Pro. 

Regardless of your skill level, conducting a video interview is an essential technique that SMS believes is crucial to any career in video production or marketing. 

Sign up for this FREE workshop today using this survey

SMS hosts Media Pop-in Sessions!

Do you have burning questions about your next digital media assignment? 

Call us for updates regarding scheduling for our 30 min crash-course workshops. Available online!

ZOOM BASICS -- what you need to know for video conferencing 

FACE TO FACE INTERVIEWS -- Best Techniques for Video Interviews

BASIC DESIGN ELEMENTS -- How take your research poster to the next level

HOW TO SHOOT VIDEO THAT DOESN'T SUCK -- The name says it all! 

VIDEO EDITING DECODED -- A walkthrough of video editing techniques and FAQs