Now open in Seeley G. Mudd Library, the Self-Service Video Production Studio allows Northwestern students, faculty, and staff to easily produce professional-looking videos.
Reservations are required to use the studio and can be made through LIBCAL, the Library's online reservation system. All you need is a Wildcard to access the library and a USB flash drive to store your recording.
The studio comes ready to use in two formats—self-service and Lightboard:
Lightboard mode utilizes a glass chalkboard that uses light to allow users to face viewers while writing and recording a lecture. Created by Northwestern Engineering Professor Michael Peshkin, the board is videotaped in mirror reflection, giving users a quick and easy way to communicate technical subjects, equations, and sketches, all while engaging with the camera and the viewers. Learn more about Lightboard.
Self-Service mode allows faculty, staff, and students to easily record a presentation or lecture, deliver a research presentation, or to create an instructional demonstration videos.
See our page on the Resource Hub for how-to videos, pre-made background templates, and some helpful tips to get you recording.