1:Button Studios

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.

About the 1:Button Studios

  • The studios are free to all U of M faculty, students, and staff.
  • Studios are located in the Health Sciences Library, Magrath Library, Walter Library, and Wilson Library. Hours vary by location.
  • If you need to modify an existing reservation, please use the link provided in your confirmation email, or contact any of our 1:Button Studio locations for assistance. 
  • The studio may be booked for up to 4 hours at a time. Claim your reservation within 15 minutes, or your reservation may be canceled and other users allowed to study in the space.

Reserve a 1:Button Studio

Health Science Library 1:Button Studios

About the space

The camera frame, microphone, and lights are fixed to record 1-2 people at the studios' tables (mixture of sitting and standing). Studios 5-140, 5-142, and 5-144 are slightly smaller than studios 5-161,5-163, and 5-163.

The studios generally provide a deep quiet atmosphere for recordings where audio quality is critical.

HSL 1:Button Studios Find more information and check availability

Accessing the studios

Stop by the service desk on the 5th floor at your reservation time, and staff will grant you access to the studio.

Magrath Library 1:Button Studio

About the space

The camera frame, microphone, and lights are fixed to record 1-2 people at the studio's standing-height table. Stools are available.

Recordings may occasionally pick up ambient sounds from within the library.

Magrath 1:Button Studio Find more information and check availability

Accessing the space

Stop by the Service Desk on the Ground floor at your reservation time, and staff will grant you access to the studio.

Walter Library 1:Button Studio

About the studio

The camera frame, microphone, and lights are fixed to record 1-2 people at the studio's standing-height table. Stools are available. The studio generally provides a deep quiet atmosphere for recordings where audio quality is critical.

Walter 1:Button Studio Find more information and check availability

Accessing the studio

The studio is located in room 240 of Walter Library on the Twin Cities East Bank Campus. Get directions to Walter Library.

Stop by the Information Desk on the 2nd floor (in the Great Hall) at your reservation time, and request to check out a Walter 1:Button keycard. Then walk over to the hallway on the west side. Take a left and continue on to your left around two corners. Walter 240 will be on your left. Scan the keycard against the card reader to unlock the room.

Wilson Library 1:Button Studios

About the studio

The camera frame, microphone, and lights are fixed to record 1-2 people at the studio's adjustable-height table. The studios provide a deep quiet atmosphere for recordings where audio quality is critical.

 

Wilson 1:Button Studios Find more information and check availability

Accessing the studio

The studios are located on the basement level of Wilson Library in the SMART Learning Commons. Wilson Library is on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus.


Stop by the first floor service desk at your reservation time to check out a key to the studio.