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.


Media consultations

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.

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Loanable equipment

Cameras, tripods, microphones, hard drives, DSLRs, and other media equipment are available for checkout for UMN students, staff and faculty. 


Check back regularly; we offer workshops on podcasting, video creation, and more!

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Royalty-free music

Find music, sound effects, video loops, images and vector graphics to use in your project (free to use).


Software and computers

At several libraries on campus, we have iMacs and Windows computers with editing software, such as iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Audacity and more.

Libraries software and locations

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