Instructional Audio & Video

L&S LSS provides pre-productionprincipal-productionand post-production services and facilities for instructional audio & video projects.

AVAILABLE TO

Faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants working on instructional projects in the College of Letters & Science; and as part of Continuity of Instruction projects.

HOURS

By appointment. Please try to allow for two weeks of advance notice.

BENEFITS

High-quality instructional audio and video that meets broadcast standards, tend to have a longer useful life, lend consistency from lecture to lecture, and generally contribute to the overall quality of the student experience.

REQUIREMENTS

Initial remote consultation and orientation are required for first-time users of our studio space or when checking out production kits. For continuity of instruction requests, please work with your “Batch Lead” to coordinate a virtual meeting.

Getting Started

Tell us more about your needs and goals, and schedule an online consultation to talk through options and learn about health and safety procedures.
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Facilities & Equipment

Audio STUDIO 248

  • Sound isolated booth for BYOD self-recordings
  • 248 Van Hise is currently closed for renovation. Next availability, expected August 17th.

All surfaces touched must be cleaned after use. Sanitizing supplies, including gloves, and EPA approved disinfectant wipes will be provided and stored in the lab.

For health and safety reasons, patrons should use their own headphones

Studio Occupancy: One Person

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)

For health and safety reasons, patrons should use their own headphones

Video STUDIO 368

  • Traditional “black box” studio used to record instructional audio and video with the help of a staff member or continuity of instruction partner.

All surfaces touched must be cleaned after use. Sanitizing supplies, including gloves, and EPA approved disinfectant wipes will be provided and stored in the lab.

Studio Occupancy: 2-3

VIDEO RECORDING
  • Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera
  • Black background/acoustic curtains
  • 8′ x 8′ diffusion silk
  • Microphone boom arm
Recording Workstation
  • Lecture recording workstation (Retina iMac & Screenflow for Mac)
  • Zoom H6n recorder
  • Studio Projects large-diaphragm condenser microphone

For health and safety reasons, patrons should use their own headphones

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
  • Manfrotto tripod with fluid video head

For health and safety reasons, patrons should use their own headphones

Health and Safety Information, Fall 2020

Building Access

The first-floor front doors to Van Hise Hall are open from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.
Van Hise Hall staff have WiscCard perimeter access to the building

The building manager and acting director of LSS have pre-approved building access for staff and instructors who are recording instructional materials in LSS studios. It is the responsibility of each individual instructor to obtain permission from his or her department chair to access the building.

Masks

Upon entering the building, everyone is required to wear a cloth face mask until campus guidelines change. Exceptions to this rule include:

  • While recording socially distanced in Studio 368
  • While recording privately in Studio 248 and other LSS classrooms designated for synchronous class delivery

Employees and patrons will be asked to wash/change cloth masks daily.

Patrons are asked to self-monitor and are required to cancel any appointments if they are feeling unwell.

Elevators

Elevators should be avoided, if possible. Only one person may occupy an elevator at a time. Rules will be posted outside the elevators.

Bathrooms

  • No more than one person in a bathroom at any time.
  • Employees must use bathrooms on the floor they are working on to minimize traffic.
  • To check if a bathroom is available, staff must knock first or call into the bathroom asking if it is available. If there is no response, they may enter.
  • If the bathroom is occupied, they should wait outside until the space is available or use a bathroom on another floor if use is urgent.
  • All surfaces touched must be cleaned after use. Sanitizing supplies, including gloves, and EPA approved disinfectant wipes will be provided and stored in bathrooms on floors 1-3.
  • Bathrooms will be cleaned by custodial staff every day.
  • Rules for bathroom use will be posted on the doors.

Break Rooms

All breakrooms on floors 1-3 and the vending machines area on the third floor will be closed due to it being a small space and high-touch area. Staff must bring their own lunch and take a break either outside the building or in their offices. Shared breakroom supplies, utensils, and appliances including refrigerators, toasters, coffee makers, and microwaves may not be used.

OTHER TERMS OF USE

LSS has established three 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. Continuity of Instruction projects, coordinated through L&S Batch Leads
  3. 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.

LSS Staff Contact

David Macasaet

Senior Instructional Technology Consultant

dmacasaet@wisc.edu

608-265-8945

299 Van Hise Hall

Riley Fink

Online Learning Graduate Assistant

rlfink@wisc.edu

608-263-3828

299 Van Hise Hall

Erika Schock

Department Administrator

eschock@wisc.edu

608-262-4261

279 Van Hise Hall