Digital Media Tools Lab
The Digital Media Tools Lab supports students and faculty engaged in projects that explore rich media and collaborative tools. We define “rich media” as any digital media that includes a time-based component such as audio, video, animation, virtual reality constructions or other data visualized over time.
Smart Studios provide space, resources, and the guidance of experienced, creative personnel and technical support staff. Through programs such as GROCS, we support the development of an infrastructure through technology for new approaches to the use of rich media.
What are Smart Studios?
Studio – outfitted with professional
sound, lighting, and projection equipment.
• Audio Recording Studio - a professional digital multi-track studio
• Electronic Music Studios - digital audio and MIDI workstations.
• Design Lab One - collaboration space and peer-to-peer learning
• GroundWorks Media Conversion Facility - where anything analog can be digitized, and vice versa
• Multimedia Workrooms – DV/VHS video editing and DVD authoring workstations
• V-Room – an easy to use self-contained digital audio recording booth
Some projects developed in the Smart Studios are presented to the public in the form of a performance or exhibition. There are two primary presentation venues in the Duderstadt Center: the Gallery, a traditional exhibition space for visual and multimedia work; and the Video Studio, a black box theatre, especially suited to exploring roles for technology in performing arts.
Grant Opportunities <Collaborative Spaces> (GROCS)
GROCS provides collaborative space, equipment and funding for student-initiated research. Working in teams, students employ rich media in collaborative academic projects.