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Multimedia at LSS

Multimedia is woven into nearly every aspect of instructional technology - from classroom technology to library services. As such, LSS supports strategic media integrations that extend our resources and expertise across the College of Letters & Science. Initiatives like the Digital Learning Lab, for example, help instructors integrate films into courses. The LSS consulting team designs and produces online and blended courses that have critical media integrations. LSS has technology equipped labs that provide access to specialized integrations like video conferencing. Our AV Pool and InfoLab have the essential technology available for checkout, including cameras and field recorders that can be used to record, edit and present multimedia. Of course, our web services make use of and integrate multimedia for display on the web.

 

Please use this site's main navigation to find more details about LSS's varied services. If you'd like to connect with our consulting staff on a particular project, technology, or teaching need, please email LSS Consulting.

 

New Media Integrations

 

Event Video Kit

 

Beginning this fall 2016, LSS will provide a reservable camera kit, suitable for recording campus special events and lectures. The kit will be available to faculty, instructional staff, and graduate teaching assistants working on instructional projects in the College of Letters & Science. Check out can be arranged by contacting the AV Pool. The equipment is well suited for longer campus events, is reasonably light weight, and has features that more advanced users will find helpful. Because of the advanced features, an orientation/training well in advance of the event is highly suggested. The kit contains:

 


Canon XA10 Camera Kit
Orientation/Training Video
Attaching Tripod & Accessories
Understanding the Audio Module

 

DSLR Filmmaker Kit

 

Also available in the AV Pool, faculty, instructional staff, and graduate teaching assistants working on instructional projects in the College of Letters & Science can check out a Canon DSLR (T6i) with a zoom lens, wireless microphone system, and fluid head tripod. This kit is best for creative projects, shorter videos, and still photography. The camera is capable of recording cinema-like video but does not have all the features of a standard video camera (i.e. no headphone monitoring, records 20 min. chunks). The kit includes:

 

  • Canon T6i DSLR (includes two extra batteries)
  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
  • Canon 18-55mm Zoom Lens (Max aperture f/5.6)
  • Compatible with EF and EF-S lenses
  • Rode Link RX wireless microphone system
T6i Equipment

Changes to Media Services

 

LSS no longer offers drop-off A/V conversion services (e.g. VHS, Hi8, Umatic, negative & slide scanning).  Currently, Recovering Analog and Digital Data (RADD), part of the SLIS Library, is the most natural campus alternative, especially for at-risk formats.  More information about RADD can be found at https://www.library.wisc.edu/slis/services/radd/. Alternatively, the Madison Public Library (downtown) has a personal archiving lab http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/new/personal-archiving-lab

 

LSS no longer offers student-led special event videography. We will still consider hiring student videographers for long-term projects like full-semester lecture recordings. DoIT offers a similar recording service that you can inquire about at http://techstore.doit.wisc.edu/product.asp?itemnum=C70807&login=D. Also, ICS at the Pyle Center has a video recording service, and their rates are posted here http://ics.uwex.edu/instructional-media-services/ims-rates/

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