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Media Production

Availability

During staffed hours, anyone with an active UCard may use the production spaces or borrow equipment. We required patrons to provide an active UCard for any borrowing.  These resources are available for personal, academic, and business use.  

Workstations require a valid NetID and password to use and are available for use during staffed or unstaffed hours.

Walk-ins and Reservations  

Walk-ins and reservations for production spaces are available.  Equipment is available on a first come, first serve basis.  When borrowing a room, the borrower has the room for one hour unless there is a reservation that overlaps that hour, in which the reservation will be prioritized. 

Reserve a Room   

5 College Students 

Students who are part of the 5 College System and taking courses at UMass Amherst need to request permission to borrow equipment. Processing takes 2-3 business days.  

5 College Student Equipment Borrowing Request webform 

Production Spaces

Green Screen Rooms

The lab contains 2 green screen production spaces for chroma-key photo and video production.  The large green screen room is roughly 20x20 feet which can accommodate small groups and full body photos/video.  The small green screen room is 6x10 feet which can accommodate 1-3 persons.  Read more about our green screen rooms.

Sound Rooms

Four sound rooms of varying size are available for high-quality audio recording.  Review available equipment in and for these rooms. 

Virtual Reality

We offer our virtual reality in our Large Green Screen room.  Review our VR page for more information.   

Work Stations

24 computer workstations, 18 Macs and 6 PC's, are available with in multimedia software for recording and editing video & audio recordings, 3D modeling, graphic design, animation, and video game production. Workstations require a valid NetID and password to login, and are available for use during staffed and unstaffed hours. 

View our Software Catalog.

Equipment Borrowing

Any patron with an active UCard may borrow equipment from the library.  Borrowing durations range from 3 hours to 3 days.  Some items are limited to in-lab use only.  Please check with staff for any restrictions.  We don't provide batteries unless the item comes with a rechargeable battery. 

View our Equipment Catalog 

Pro Tier

There are two types of equipment:  standard and Pro Tier.  Pro Tier items require a review of cost and/or operation.  Patrons and staff are required to complete a Pro Tier form prior to borrowing.   Pro Tier equipment items are not available for renewal as patrons will be restricted to borrow the item for one week.  

 

Room Reservation

Reserve a Room

DML Staffed Hours

VR/ Media Production

Summer (Ending 8-31-19)
Monday-Saturday 12-5pm
Sunday CLOSED

3D Printing

Summer
Monday-Friday 12-5pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

Contact Us

Email:  dml@library.umass.edu
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