Video Prod Studio

Video Production Studio

For studio reservation please fill out the form located: here.

Members of the UIUC Community are eligible to reserve the audio studio

  • We will respond within 1 business day of the form submission
  • Please indicate as many dates as possible. The studio is often completely booked weeks in advance
  • The form must be submitted at least 4 business days prior to the first desireed date.

For a calendar of studio availability click: here

Video Production Studio Policies and Procedures


The Media Commons formed the video production studio in March 2013 to provide faculty, students and staff a space to create digital media projects.

  • For faculty and staff, it is a space to discover effective ways to integrate digital media into their curriculum and to demonstrate to their students the equipment and techniques used by professionals.
  • For students it is a space to facilitate the creation of both basic and advanced projects and to explore creative ideas.

Support is the cornerstone of this endeavor. Technology alone is not enough. The Media Commons provides support and education using either an individual's media and technology or equipment available through the Media Commons or the Undergraduate Library. Current technology support offered in the Media Commons and video production studio is provided by the combined efforts of Media Commons staff, staff from CITES Academic Technology Services, and other technology partners from around the campus.

An important mission of The Media Commons is to help train and educate those affiliated with the University on techniques and best practices for creating and editing video, as well as the basic usage and implementation of a video production studio.

Current Procedure

The video production studio is available by appointment. For studio reservation please fill out the form located here.

A member of the Media Commons staff will contact individuals to further discuss the project, equipment needs and dates. Once approved Media Commons staff will be present to assist with the setting up of equipment, shooting the scenes, and instruction on the basics of editing.

Responsibilities of Media Commons Staff

  • The studio will be initially prepared in a clean and efficient manner for ease of use and instruction.
  • A staff member from the Media Commons will also instruct the patron on the basic usage of the camera and lights, as well as the workflow for capturing video and audio. This will once again be based on the specific need of the patron.
  • The staff member will assist with moving the data captured from the Video Production studio to a hard drive provided by the patron, or one of the media editing stations out in the Media Commons, if desired.
  • If asked, the staff member can set up an appointment to instruct on the basics of video editing.

Responsibilities of the Patron using the Video Production Studio

  • Patrons will be responsible for bringing a storage device to save the data once the video shoot is completed (or check out an external drive from the Loanable Technology Center).
  • Patrons will come prepared to shoot the video and will have rehearsed/memorized the script.
  • Patrons are responsible for any props needed.
  • Patrons will follow instructions of the Staff member regarding care and treatment of the equipment
  • Only individuals needed to shoot the video will be allowed in the studio.

Please note that the library is not responsible for any damage that may occur on equipment as a result of media borrowed from the library or used internally.

Future Procedure

The Media Commons is exploring expanded options for the usage of the video production studio, which may include a training program that certifies regular users access to the room and the equipment.