IW Guide – Create a Video

Create a Video

If you would like to create a video we can help! The Media Commons can assist you with a studio or a field recording. Check out the options below:

Media Commons Spaces (Studio Recording):

We have 2 spaces you can use to book your video recording:

Video Production Studio

You can reserve time (typically a 2-hour block) in this larger, high end studio located on the upper level of the UGL. This space is staffed during all reserved sessions.
This studio features 2 Black Magic cameras that can record in 2K or 4K, a variety of backdrops (including green screen), professional microphones, and a teleprompter. It is perfect for taping interviews, scenes, speeches or promotional pieces. This studio is (usually) available from 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. When you reserve time in our studio, please let us know your technical needs so that we can best accommodate you.

To book your recording session in the Video Production Studio, click here

A request must be submitted at least 3 business days prior to your recording date. We strive to respond within 2 business days of the request.

Self-Use Video Booth

You may also want to book time (typically a 2-hour block) in this smaller, DIY booth, located on the lower level of the UGL. This booth is ideal for smaller, presentational video projects, such as vlogs, video essays, pitches or resumes. The space is available during library open hours and features an HD camera, a choice in backdrops, lights, and a professional microphone.

To book your recording session in the Self-Use Video Booth, please click here (Opening Soon).

A request must be submitted at least 3 business days prior to your recording date. We strive to respond within 2 business days of the request.
To learn more about the Self-Use Video Booth, please click on the following links:

About the Media Commons Self-Use Video Booth
*Link TBD

Media Commons Self-Use Video Booth Instructions
*Link TBD

Media Commons Self-Use Video Booth Video Tutorial
*Link TBD

Field Recording

If you would like to film anywhere outside of the Media Commons or “on location”, we have a variety of Loanable Technology options for you:

Loanable Technology

Please check out our cameras, tripods, microphones, sound recorders or light kits that can help you in the recording of your video. To check out your equipment, please click here.

Other Resources

Campus Computer Lab Resources

Here is a general list of other computer labs on campus that may have available computers and the technology you need to complete your media project. Remember, this list is subject to change and these are not spaces managed by the Media Commons or the Library.

https://techservices.illinois.edu/content/computer-lab-locations-and-hours

If you need additional editing support, please review our Media Commons Recommended Tutorials page and/or book a Consultation with us today! (see below for more information)

Recommended Tutorials

To better prepare for your video shoot, be sure to check our helpful list of tutorials located here.

Interested in renting Media Commons Pro Gear?

If you would like to gain access to more professional equipment for a small rental fee, please review our Pro Gear options. Click Here.

Media Consultation Services

For help on your next media project, contact us by filling out this media consultation form: click here to schedule a consultation. We usually respond within 2 business days.

The staff of the Media Commons is always happy to discuss any digital media or technology creation project. If the project is outside the mission and/or exceeds the resources available in the Media Commons we are happy to direct you to a group on campus that can assist.