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

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Facilities & Equipment

Audio STUDIO 248

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

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

Position title: Senior Instructional Technology Consultant

Email: dmacasaet@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-8945

Address:
299 Van Hise Hall

Book a consultation with me directly using Calendly

Riley Fink

Position title: Online Learning Graduate Assistant

Email: rlfink@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-3828

Address:
299 Van Hise Hall

Erika Schock

Position title: Instructional Design & Studio Production Assistant Department Administrator

Email: eschock@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-4261

Address:
279 Van Hise Hall