Instructional Audio & Video

L&S LSS provides pre-productionprincipal-productionand post-production services and facilities for instructional audio & video projects. Fees apply for professional services, but we offer self-service options whenever possible.


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


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 audio and video 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.

A sample portfolio of projects can be found at: L&S Learning Support Services on YouTube


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

Getting Started

Tell us more about your needs and goals, and schedule a consultation to talk through options and view our facilities and equipment.
Make an Appointment

Self-Service Audio Studio

If you’ve used the Audio Studio previously, or are confident you’d like to use our self-service audio recording studio, fill out our request form.
Reserve Audio Studio

Facilities & Equipment

Audio STUDIO 248

  • Lecture recording workstation (Retina iMac & Screenflow for Mac)
  • Zoom H6n recorder
  • Studio Projects large diaphragm condenser microphones (Pair)
  • Sound isolated booth
  • 4K document camera
  • Teleprompter


Field Production Video Kit

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

Video STUDIO 368

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 podcast sessions.

  • Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera
  • Black background/acoustic curtains
  • 8′ x 8′ diffusion silk
  • Microphone boom arm
  • Retina iMac workstation
  • Zoom F4 recorder
  • Shure SM7B microphones (4)
  • Presonus headphone mixer

See a 360 degree view of 368 Van Hise Hall

Field Production 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


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.


Due to the wide variety of projects and funding categories on campus, please contact us for an estimate.

LSS Staff Contact

David Macasaet

Senior Instructional Technology Consultant


299 Van Hise Hall