March 3, 2021 - Thanks to all of you who have applied for time in our studios this school year! We have now reached capacity and are no longer accepting proposals for productions in the Audio and Video Studios during Winter or Spring/Summer 2021 Semesters. Please feel free to submit proposals for Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 semesters.
Please read our updated Proposal Production Form carefully as it now includes important COVID-19 Health Guidelines.
The DMC Video Studio is an experimental media lab and high quality documentation space that is available to the entire University of Michigan's community. Well equipped and staffed, it enables original concepts and ideas to be turned into rich media that can be shared with the world. The Video Studio is also a collaborative sandbox, where faculty, students, visiting educators, scientists and artists come to collaborate and to produce or display high quality video and audio and to experiment with media technology. Whether it be capturing green screen sequences, recording motion capture data, experimenting with projection mapping, or documenting an original performance using multiple cameras and microphones - to name just a fraction of the possibilities - Video Studio projects are typically experimental or academic and represent learning, teaching and research across the disciplines.
Digital Media Commons staff members often assist in projects as technicians, tutors, consultants or even collaborators. Expertise is available in a wide range of areas, including instructional design, audio or video production, sound or lighting design, technical directing, stage directing, and stage managing.
Work with us
Interested in using the Video Studio? The studio may be reserved by members of the university community who have filled out an application.
A studio technician must be present during any and all use of the facility. The studio technician must approve all equipment and properties brought into the studio. Liquids, open flames, flammable materials, or materials that create other hazards are not allowed in the studio. Repair of damage to the facilities, tools or equipment during use (including setup, rehearsal, production, and post-production) will be billed to the project. Costs incurred to remove any material after the approved de-installation date will be charged to the project.