The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Digital Media Lab


The Digital Media Lab is currently closed until further notice. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us through email at

 Due to the closure of the library, we are not able to loan equipment and Laptops.

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Books, DVDs, and interlibrary loan materials can be returned to book drops located at the Du Bois Library, Robsham Center, or Lederle Lowrise. If you are unable to come to campus to return an item, please keep it until you are able to safely return us. We will waive all fines accrued during the time the Libraries were closed.

Equipment (laptops, cameras, chargers, etc.): keep any equipment you borrowed until the Du Bois Library reopens. We will waive any fines for the period the Libraries were closed. Please do not return equipment in any book drop or you will be liable for any damage.

 Free Media Resources  

Free Audio/Video resources from ORE

Free audio/video software for computers  

OpenShot (Free, open-source, available for mac and
Shotcut (Free, open-source, available for mac and windows)
Kdenlive  (Free, open-source, most similar to Premiere available for mac and windows)
Audacity (Free, open-source, available for mac and windows)
iMovie  (Free, open-source, available for mac)



Free AV software for mobile:


iMovie (Free with iPhone)
Videoshop Video Editor

WeVideo (available for iPhone and Android)



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Project Highlights

Here is the Virtual Research Art Science Exhibition (2019)
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The controls are the keys WSAD and your mouse, or the arrow keys and your mouse!
Follow the link below to view the exhibition. This does not currently work on mobile devices.
RASE VR Exhibition


Digital Media Lab Video Highlights





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Interactive Media

These are interactive 3D models that are based on the WebGL and WebVR platforms. You can rotate and zoom into the 3D models on your computer, mobile browser or a Virtual Reality headset. We can help you to build 3D models for use on your websites, virtual reality and augmented reality applications.

A Male Doctor

A Buckyball (C60)


Digital Media Production

The DML has specialized production areas including:

  • Production rooms close 15 minutes prior to closing the DML 
  • 2 green screen rooms for chroma-key productions
  • 4 sound rooms for audio recording
  • Flexible workspace with rolling desks and chairs to accommodate individual and group work  
  • 27” iMac workstations with a full range of multimedia software needed to produce videos, interactive presentations, 3D animations, music compositions, and more.


Equipment Borrowing

Students can borrow AV equipment and receive individual instruction as needed.  Loan durations vary from one hour to three-day loans.  Some equipment may be restricted to in-lab use only.  Equipment can be returned to the Digital Media Lab or the Circulation/Reserves desk (lower level), but can only be renewed in person at the Digital Media Lab.  

3D Printing

We accept print requests on a first come, first serve basis.   

Tours and Demonstrations

If you wish to have a tour of our space, please visit our visitor's page for details. 


DML Staffed Hours - Spring Semester

VR/ Media Production

Sunday-Thursday 12-10pm
Friday & Saturday 12-6pm
3D Printing
Regular Hours 
Monday-Friday 12-5pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED



Steve Acquah

Coordinator, Digital Media Lab

Steve Acquah

DPhil MChem (Hons.) CChem CSci FRSC FRMS FCMI
Director of GEOSET, 2018 Innovation Fellow, 2019 Sustainability Curriculum Fellow

As the Digital Media Lab Unit Coordinator and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemistry, I can provide help to those who want to create content to help with everything from personal projects to faculty support for funding proposal, especially the Broader Impacts section of proposals from external funding agencies.

Yuntian Hu

Digital Media Lab Desk Supervisor

Yuntian Hu

Dennis Spencer

3D Print Services Supervisor

Dennis Spencer

Adam Quirós

Digital Media Lab Desk Supervisor

Adam Quirós

Contact Us

Phone: 413-545-6258

Digital Media Lab
W.E.B. Du Bois Library, 3rd Floor
University of Massachusetts Amherst
154 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003

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