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Media Development

L&S LSS provides pre-production, principal-production, and post-production services and facilities for projects that require high-quality multimedia. Fees apply in most cases, however, we also have options (space and equipment) designed for self-service.

Production Spaces

Studio 248 (Development Studio)

  • Lecture recording workstation (Retina iMac & Screenflow for Mac)
  • Zoom H6n recorder
  • Studio Projects large diaphragm condenser microphones (Pair)
  • Sound isolated booth

Studio 368 (Flex Studio)

The heart of L&S studio production is 368 Van Hise Hall. This is a relatively flexible environment that can accommodate multi-camera recordings, live streams, webinars, lecture recordings, interviews, and creative productions.

  • Blackmagic HD Studio Cameras (3)
  • ATEM Blackmagic Design video switcher
  • Retina iMac workstation
  • Black background/acoustic curtains

Field Production

Video Kit

  • Canon XA10 HD camcorder (10x optical zoom)
  • Sennheiser EW 100 G3 wireless lavalier microphone
  • A lightweight tripod with a fluid video head
  • High capacity batteries (~200 minutes)
  • Over-the-ear noise isolating headphones

DSLR Filmmaker Kit

  • 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
  • RodeLink RX wireless microphone system

Available To

Faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants working on instructional projects in the College of Letters & Science.


  • 299 Van Hise Hall (Post-Production and Staff Offices)
  • 368 Van Hise Hall (Studio A)
  • 248 Van Hise Hall (Studio B)


By appointment. Please allow at least 2-weeks notice when requesting the 248 Studio. The video studio is not available for self-service.


High-quality multimedia that meets broadcast standards tends to have a longer useful life, lends consistency from lecture to lecture, and generally contributes to the quality of the student experience.


An initial consultation and an orientation are required for first-time users of our studio space or when checking out production kits.

Getting Started

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Terms of Use

LSS has established two priorities regarding media development that may impact the scheduling of studio space and equipment (especially during periods of peak demand). We prioritize projects as follows:

  1. Projects that use multimedia as part of ongoing LSS and College initiatives (e.g. Online Course Development)
  2. Instructional multimedia developed within the College of Letters & Science and intended for use by students in UW-Madison for-credit courses

Requests that fall outside these priorities may be taken on by the media development staff on a case-by-case basis, depending on scheduling and capacity.


L&S projects are generally discounted 50%. However, due to the wide variety of projects and funding categories on campus, please contact us for an estimate based on your specific situation.

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