Digital Media Lab

February 1st, 2015

Digital Media Lab: an Ilsley & MCTV collaboration


Ilsley and MCTV are proud to now offer cardholders access to our new Digital Media Lab. The Lab has two primary purposes: 1) to support the creation of new digital media, and 2) to support the digitization of analog audio, video, and photographic (print, negative, slide) sources. Equipment and software in the Digital Media Lab allows for video conferencing, Skype calls, podcasting, recording voiceovers, video editing, screen-casting, and hosting of Google Hangouts, as well as the conversion of numerous analog media, such as LPs, cassettes, and VHS tapes. The Digital Media Lab features an iMac workstation, studio grade audio recording capability, a reversible blue/green screen background, and turntable, cassette player, VCR/DVD deck, and scanner. Patrons can sign out the room key with their library card, and will receive a brief orientation and training on specific equipment and software prior to starting a project.  Call 388-4095 (library) or 388-3062 (MCTV) to schedule an orientation.

The Digital Media Lab is one result of a long-standing collaboration between Ilsley Public Library and Middlebury Community Television. In addition, Ilsley and MCTV runs workshops for students after school (Youth Media Lab), and video camps during school vacations and over the summer (Lights, Camera, Action!) that are offered free to students in grades 4+.