Media equipment and consultations
Media services provides media equipment for no-cost checkout to UMN students, staff and faculty. Consultations on using the equipment or any part of the media production process are available. Priority for equipment and consultations is given to students working on course-related media projects.
Services and resources
One-hour online appointments are offered primarily for students working on course-assigned media projects. The media consultant helps you organize your project, develop a story, decide on equipment, give video and audio pre-production advice, and answer specific questions about editing software.
We also have drop-in hours with student media specialists at the Toaster Innovation Hub in Walter Library. Spring 2022 semester hours are: Wednesdays 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. They can help with questions about iMovie, Audacity or using our equipment.
Cameras, tripods, microphones, hard drives, DSLRs, and other media equipment are available for checkout for UMN students, staff and faculty. No reservation is needed; equipment is available on a first-come first-served basis. Most items are due the following day by closing, though we may be willing to extend the loan during non-peak days. External hard drives can be borrowed for one week.
Find media equipment and recording spaces
The 1:Button Studios are fully automated HD video recording spaces with professional studio lighting and sound equipment. They are set up to record high-quality video projects without any knowledge of lights and cameras.