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== See also  ==
 
  
*[http://go.middlebury.edu/media go/media] for classrooms, film screening, and event support
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== About Media Services ==
  
== Digital Media Development  ==
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To contact Media Services, please call (802-443-2200) or email the Helpdesk (helpdesk@middlebury.edu). Our official web page is at [http://go.middlebury.edu/media go/media].
  
The Digital Media program provides support for faculty, student and staff media development, which can include, but is not limited to:
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Recent years have brought a convergence of electronic technologies. Thus, computers, telephones, audio/video equipment and other devices have become closely related and interdependent. To better address technology support, Media Services operates as part of the LIS Technology Helpdesk. As a result we can offer support that integrates computers, audio/video equipment, telephones, and more.
  
*Images and document creation: posters, diagrams
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The most popular types of support offered by Media Services are listed at [http://go.middlebury.edu/media go/media]. For a full overview of the media services we can offer, please see the sections below. Media Services also assists in the design of classrooms, offices and other spaces, by offering design expertise and installation services for a variety of multimedia technologies.
*Audio: podcasting, voiceovers
 
*Video: digital stories, animations
 
*Digital Spaces: 3D visualizations, virtual worlds
 
  
If you need help with your media project, stop by the Wilson Lab in the Main Library (1pm-1am). You can also request e-mail support at '''DigitalMediaTutors@middlebury.edu'''. The Digital Media Tutors provide walk-in support for the Wilson Media Lab, located in the Main Library. These computers provide Middlebury College with the tools to meet digital media development needs. For more information on Digital Media Development, contact:
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== See also ==
  
*Joe Antonioli at 443-3062 or e-mail '''jantonio@middlebury.edu'''
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*[http://go.middlebury.edu/media go/media] for classrooms, film screening, and event support
*Mack Roark at 443-2328 or e-mail '''mroark@middlebury.edu'''
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*[http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Technology_and_Learning How to use the projection systems in classrooms and other spaces].
  
== Wilson Media Lab  ==
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== Film Screening and Event Services ==
  
==== Hours  ====
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For more information on planning and scheduling a film screening, please visit the [[Film_Screening_Services|Film Screening Services]] page.
  
The Wilson Media Lab is open to the public while the Main Library is open. It is staffed by Digital Media Tutors at the following times:
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== Supported Projection Formats ==
  
*Sunday - Thursday: 1PM - 1AM
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Our classrooms, auditoriums, conference rooms and other projection-enabled spaces support a variety of projection formats (computer/VGA, DVD, VHS, etc.). For more details, please see the [[Supported_Projection_Formats|Supported Projection Formats]] page.
*Friday: 1PM - 7PM
 
  
Due to limited staffing, hours may vary during Summer and Winter terms and during College break periods. Please check the schedule on the outside of the lab for exact hours during these times.
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== Event Recording ==
  
==== Digital Media Tutors  ====
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There are two ways in which Media Services can record a lecture:
  
The Digital Media Tutors provide walk-in support for the Wilson Media Lab, located in the Main Library.  
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#Regular event recording: Recording a video and/or audio of the presenter and the presenter's immediate vicinity.
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#'''Complete Lecture Capture''': In addition to recording the presenter, our Lecture Capture system (formerly Accordent) can "capture" the activity on the presenter's computer, which may be a powerpoint or many other activities. The video showing the presenter's computer screen is added to the video of the person that's talking, resulting in a nicely integrated recording of the event (as can be seen on our [http://middarchive.middlebury.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/diglectarc&CISOPTR=276&CISOBOX=1&REC=14 digital lecture archive pages]).  
  
They have:<br>
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Media Services can provide regular recording assistance in some spaces, and complete'''&nbsp;Lecture Capture''' in fewer spaces. The [http://go.middlebury.edu/recording Event Recording Form] details the supported spaces for either situation. To request either a regular recording or a complete&nbsp;'''Lecture Capture''', please fill out the following form: [http://go.middlebury.edu/recording Event Recording Request Form].
  
*a blog http://blogs.middlebury.edu/dmts/
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== Overflow Support for Events ==
*a segue site (archived) https://segue.middlebury.edu/view/html/site/et/node/1211373<br>
 
  
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For scheduling audio/video overflow support and for a list of overflow locations, please visit [[Audio_Video_Overflow_Services|Audio Video Overflow Services]].
  
== Film Screening and Event Services ==
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== Audio Conferencing Services ==
  
==== Scheduling a film screening  ====
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Please see [http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/technology/telecom/conference Telephone and Voice Mail Services' conference calling] information.
  
Media Services will provide Film Screening support for 35mm and 16mm films and all other formats shown in Dana Auditorium, Twilight Auditorium and Axinn 232. All other film screenings are the responsibility of the faculty or sponsor of the screening. Media Services requires 48 hours notice to provide film screening support.
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== Videoconferencing Services ==
  
Before requesting a screening, schedule a suitable screening room with the Department of Event Management (ext. 5069). Plan to coordinate with that office for an appropriate teaching space if your audiovisual requirements for a semester are substantial.
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We offer a wide variety of videoconferencing services. To learn more, visit our [[Videoconferencing_Services|Videoconferencing Services]] page.
  
After the location and time have been scheduled, contact the Reserve Office (libres@middlebury.edu) to place the DVDs and videos you will be using on reserve for your course.
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== Collaboration Services ==
  
Films and videos from sources outside the College may be requested via Middlebury's Film rental form. After you have scheduled a room for your showing, and have financing approval, fill out the form and submit it. Place your orders as far in advance as possible - a lead time of at least two weeks is recommended.
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*[[Skype|Using Skype for Audio/Video conferencing and collaboration]]&nbsp;
  
==== Video and Public Performance Rights  ====
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== Audio-Video Copying Services ==
 
 
Most of the videos and DVDs in LIS collections do not include public performance rights. These rights are needed if:
 
 
 
#You plan to show a film for your club or student organization, or
 
#A screening is open to the public. This includes an instructor showing a video as part of the curriculum, but inviting people who are not enrolled in the class to attend. It also includes small groups who want to view a movie for entertainment in a public space.
 
  
Public performance rights are not needed for classroom-related screenings or private screenings in your room with a group of friends.
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See [[Audio-Video_Copying_Services|Audio-Video Copying Services]].
  
*Student groups wishing to show a film must work with the CCAL office to plan the event. Please contact Karen White at the Center for Campus Activities and Leadership in McCullough Hall, (ext. 3300).
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== Audio Production ==
  
Some films in the collection do include public performance rights. Please contact Sue Driscoll at ext. 2048 for assistance.
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The College has several sound studios and audio production facilities.
  
==== How to plan a film screening  ====
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*LIS has a sound studio (sound proofed) in Sunderland (aka The Green Room). Contact the Helpdesk if you'd like to schedule this. The space has a week-long blackout period every four months as we do trustee recordings. During this time the room is unavailable. The space has a computer, though it is an older one.
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*The communications office has a soundproof studio (called the whisper room), which can be scheduled via the communications office (see [http://www.middlebury.edu/newsroom/resources/experts http://www.middlebury.edu/newsroom/resources/experts] for reservation and use policy). The Whisper Room also has an ISDN connection so it's easy to connect with many radios, recording studios, broadcast stations and news agencies.
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*There is a soundproof studio in Axinn, used by FMMC. The department schedules this internally, though they have worked with faculty, staff and students to allow use outside the department. (contact the [http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/fmmc/faculty FMMC&nbsp;Department Coordinator] for further info)
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*There is a '''student''' recording studio in FIC that a faculty could schedule, as well (contact the [http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/music/faculty Music Department Coordinator] for further info).
  
#Reserve a room. Contact the Department of Event Management to reserve/schedule an appropriate room
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== Sound Reinforcement and Microphone Systems ==
#Place films needed for screenings on Reserve. Contact the Reserve Office (libres@middlebury.edu) with the time and date of your screening (to facilitate booking reservations, unless otherwise notified, we will assume that the faculty or sponsor is screening and checking out the film)
 
#If you will be screening the film yourself, you can also self-book it (after the film has been added to Reserves for your course, simply search the catalog and click on the "PLACE RESERVATION" button). Check [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Borrowing#Media_Reserve here] for more information about placing a film on reserve and booking it for a specific time/date.
 
#Once booked in the system, screening reservations can easily be verified by checking in [https://biblio.middlebury.edu/patroninfo~S2 My Midcat]. Reservations are specific to the&nbsp; person screening the film. Reservation periods for films on reserve default to 4 hours.
 
#If your screening is in Dana Auditorium, Twilight Auditorium or Axinn 232, you can request film screening support by filling out [http://midd2.middlebury.edu/offices/technology/help/Request/film_screening this form] a minimum of 2 business days prior to the scheduled screening.
 
  
The web form will ask for this information:<br>
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Sound reinforcement is also known as voice lift / voice reinforcement or referred to as a PA system or Microphone / mic system. There are a number of rooms equipped with microphone systems. Please see [[Sound_Reinforcement|Sound Reinforcement]] for more information on this topic.
  
*Date, Time and Location
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== Production and Performance Support ==
*Title of the film&nbsp;
 
*Source of the film. Does the library own it? Is it your personal copy? Does it need to be ordered or rented?
 
*Format of the film - DVD Region 2, VHS PAL, Laserdisc, etc.
 
*Course code and title
 
*Name of the faculty or event sponsor
 
*Comments, details of screening request etc.
 
  
You should receive an email confirmation from an LIS staff member. Screenings ''should not be considered confirmed'' until we send you confirmation.
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While LIS can provide a [http://go.middlebury.edu/help?media wide variety] of media-related services, live productions and performances are best done by experts. There are several resources that can help you plan and execute an effective performance (live music, theater, etc).
  
Helpdesk Staff: See Helpdesk Internal Notes on [http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/hi/Film_Screenings Film Screenings]
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*PAG, the Performance Advisory Group,&nbsp;can help in a variety of ways, throughout the planning process, from inspired idea through production and including the performance itself. Please visit their web page at [http://go.middlebury.edu/pag go/pag].
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*Students and student organizations can also make use of the resources that CCAL offers. For example, CCAL and each Commons offers a selection of [http://www.middlebury.edu/studentlife/ccal/resources/manual/audio audio equipment and services] for public speaking, music and performances. Please visit the [http://go.middlebury.edu/ccal CCAL web page] for more production and performance resources.
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*While we cannot endorse external resources, there are several local companies that can support almost any production need: [http://www.atomicproaudio.com/ Atomic Professional Audio], [http://www.tophatdj.com/ Top Hat], [http://www.rmbsound.com/ RMB Sound] and others. We encourage you to use the PAG and CCAL resources before reaching out to an external company. If needed, PAG and CCAL will help you find a local resource that can support your needs, while being trusted and proffesional.
  
== Videoconferencing Services  ==
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== How to use hardware in the Media Lab ==
  
General guidelines:
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==== Using the ION Tape2PC ====
  
*Book early
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Please see [[Using_the_ION_Tape2PC|Using the ION Tape2PC]].
*No cost involved
 
*Set-ups are all plug and play once you know how to use them
 
*Video is from fixed camera and shows people in the room; does not involve projection of what's on a laptop, etc.  
 
*At larger conferences, to ask a question/make a comment, a person in the audience would have to come to a designated spot (where camera is pointed) in order to speak; although speakers in the audience might be heard from their seats, it would be difficult to tell who is speaking
 
  
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== Checklist for Visiting Speakers to Campus ==
 
 
==== Midd Campus  ====
 
 
 
Videoconferencing is available on the Middlebury campus using Polycom videoconferencing systems. All systems use IP based videoconferencing to connect with another videoconferencing system.
 
 
 
*Carr Hall Seminar 005 (capacity 15) has a Polycom VSX7400 with 42" LCD monitor on a stand; image appears on 32" flat panel monitor
 
*Main Library 230 (capacity 18) has a permanently installed Polycom VS4000 videoconferencing system; image appears on backlit, fixed, large screen; Media Services support required
 
*Main Library 150 A,B,C, D (capacity 2); image appears on 27" screen; borrow portable videoconferencing unit (camera) from the Main Circulation Desk<br>
 
*Main Library 145 (capacity 16); image appears on pull-down projection screen; one fixed camera<br>
 
*Robert A Jones Conference Room (capacity 15+ ~ 86 additional seats out of immediate camera range) has a permanently installed Polycom HDX8400 system; image appears on two pull-down projection screens + TV monitor<br>
 
 
 
Event scheduling should be contacted to schedule the room. Notify helpdesk@middlebury.edu if assistance is required.<br>To schedule the above rooms:
 
 
 
#Contact [http://go.middlebury.edu/schedule Events Scheduling]
 
#'''Please note:''' All students inquiring about videoconferencing for the purpose of job interviews must contact CSO before proceeding further. CSO will act on behalf of the student as their sponsor
 
#Contact Media Services (helpdesk@middlebury.edu) to request technical support.
 
 
 
To ensure that your video-conference event is successful, please contact Media Services (helpdesk@middlebury.edu) well in advance.<br>
 
 
 
==== MIIS Campus ====
 
 
 
*Two portable videoconferencing units - book/reserve 2 weeks in advance
 
*Graduate School of Business has two large, fixed screens in Lecture Room and Gathering Hall
 
*Other spaces on campus could be used as well
 
*Technology best suited to intimate setting of 6 - 8 people
 
 
 
== Audio-Video Copying Services ==
 
  
Requests are limited to 3 copies MAX. We can recommend a 3rd party service if needed.
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Middlebury invites a great number of visiting speakers each semester. To make their visit a complete success, LIS has created a [[Technology_Checklist_for_Visiting_Speakers|Technology Checklist for Visiting Speakers]].
  
Personal copies:
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== Top Tech Tips for a Successful Event ==
*Copies of lectures, classroom events, plays and talent shows, any events shot on campus with appropriate permissions
 
*The requester must supply the video or audio master and good quality blank tape
 
*The requester must supply the same number of blank tapes as there are masters
 
*Copies will not be edited in any way: if two or more tapes of an event are recorded, there will be no editing of the tapes onto a single tape
 
*Language Schools must coordinate requests with their School’s bilingual assistant
 
*Requests are usually filled within 48-72 hours of receipt of request.
 
  
Copies or excerpts for classroom use:
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Middlebury College hosts more than a thousand events each year, with a great variety of technical needs. To ensure the success of each and every event, LIS has created a document outlining the technology support options:
*No duplication will be done without written copyright permission or a determination by LIS that the requested copying should be considered fair use of the materials
 
*Requests are usually filled within 48-72 hours of receipt of request.
 
  
== How to use hardware in the Media Lab  ==
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[[Top_Tech_Tips_for_a_Successful_Event|Top Tech Tips for a Successful Event]]
  
==== Using the ION Tape2PC  ====
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== The Analog Sunset ==
  
The ION TAPE2PC allows us to capture audio from cassette tapes (you remember those don’t you?) via USB into iTunes. The audio can then be burned to CD.  
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The multimedia and computer industries have retired or are rapidly retiring older audio and video formats (analog TV, VHS, LaserDisc, etc.) Please visit [[The_Analog_Sunset|The Analog Sunset]] page for more information on what this means for Middlebury College and beyond.
  
#Start EZ Tape Converter (Click on Icon on desktop or go Start &gt; All Programs &gt; MixMeister &gt;EZ Tape Converter).
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== IPTV ==
#Insert the cassette into the ION TAPE2PC deck in the B deck.
 
#Press the Play and Pause buttons on the B deck.
 
#When you are ready to record, click on RECORD in the EZ Tape Converter window. Then IMMEDIATELY press Pause on the cassette deck to start playback.
 
#To demarcate the beginning of a new track, click on the NEW TRACK button where you would like the new track to begin.
 
#When you are finished recording, click on NEXT to proceed to the next step.
 
#Enter the Artist, Album and Track titles by clicking and typing into the corresponding fields. When finished, click NEXT.
 
#EZ Tape Converter will now export your recording to iTunes. Please allow the exporting process to complete.
 
#Once the export is complete. You can chose if you want to record again (Click YES or NO). Once you make your selection, click NEXT. YES will allow you to record again, NO will exit the application.
 
  
Your recordings may now be accessed through iTunes.  
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Some websites offer online TV channels. You can try [http://wwitv.com/ http://wwitv.com/] and [http://beelinetv.com/ http://beelinetv.com/]. You may need [http://www.videolan.org VLC] to open some of the MMS links.
  
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Latest revision as of 11:34, 28 May 2020

About Media Services

To contact Media Services, please call (802-443-2200) or email the Helpdesk (helpdesk@middlebury.edu). Our official web page is at go/media.

Recent years have brought a convergence of electronic technologies. Thus, computers, telephones, audio/video equipment and other devices have become closely related and interdependent. To better address technology support, Media Services operates as part of the LIS Technology Helpdesk. As a result we can offer support that integrates computers, audio/video equipment, telephones, and more.

The most popular types of support offered by Media Services are listed at go/media. For a full overview of the media services we can offer, please see the sections below. Media Services also assists in the design of classrooms, offices and other spaces, by offering design expertise and installation services for a variety of multimedia technologies.

See also

Film Screening and Event Services

For more information on planning and scheduling a film screening, please visit the Film Screening Services page.

Supported Projection Formats

Our classrooms, auditoriums, conference rooms and other projection-enabled spaces support a variety of projection formats (computer/VGA, DVD, VHS, etc.). For more details, please see the Supported Projection Formats page.

Event Recording

There are two ways in which Media Services can record a lecture:

  1. Regular event recording: Recording a video and/or audio of the presenter and the presenter's immediate vicinity.
  2. Complete Lecture Capture: In addition to recording the presenter, our Lecture Capture system (formerly Accordent) can "capture" the activity on the presenter's computer, which may be a powerpoint or many other activities. The video showing the presenter's computer screen is added to the video of the person that's talking, resulting in a nicely integrated recording of the event (as can be seen on our digital lecture archive pages).

Media Services can provide regular recording assistance in some spaces, and complete Lecture Capture in fewer spaces. The Event Recording Form details the supported spaces for either situation. To request either a regular recording or a complete Lecture Capture, please fill out the following form: Event Recording Request Form.

Overflow Support for Events

For scheduling audio/video overflow support and for a list of overflow locations, please visit Audio Video Overflow Services.

Audio Conferencing Services

Please see Telephone and Voice Mail Services' conference calling information.

Videoconferencing Services

We offer a wide variety of videoconferencing services. To learn more, visit our Videoconferencing Services page.

Collaboration Services

Audio-Video Copying Services

See Audio-Video Copying Services.

Audio Production

The College has several sound studios and audio production facilities.

  • LIS has a sound studio (sound proofed) in Sunderland (aka The Green Room). Contact the Helpdesk if you'd like to schedule this. The space has a week-long blackout period every four months as we do trustee recordings. During this time the room is unavailable. The space has a computer, though it is an older one.
  • The communications office has a soundproof studio (called the whisper room), which can be scheduled via the communications office (see http://www.middlebury.edu/newsroom/resources/experts for reservation and use policy). The Whisper Room also has an ISDN connection so it's easy to connect with many radios, recording studios, broadcast stations and news agencies.
  • There is a soundproof studio in Axinn, used by FMMC. The department schedules this internally, though they have worked with faculty, staff and students to allow use outside the department. (contact the FMMC Department Coordinator for further info)
  • There is a student recording studio in FIC that a faculty could schedule, as well (contact the Music Department Coordinator for further info).

Sound Reinforcement and Microphone Systems

Sound reinforcement is also known as voice lift / voice reinforcement or referred to as a PA system or Microphone / mic system. There are a number of rooms equipped with microphone systems. Please see Sound Reinforcement for more information on this topic.

Production and Performance Support

While LIS can provide a wide variety of media-related services, live productions and performances are best done by experts. There are several resources that can help you plan and execute an effective performance (live music, theater, etc).

  • PAG, the Performance Advisory Group, can help in a variety of ways, throughout the planning process, from inspired idea through production and including the performance itself. Please visit their web page at go/pag.
  • Students and student organizations can also make use of the resources that CCAL offers. For example, CCAL and each Commons offers a selection of audio equipment and services for public speaking, music and performances. Please visit the CCAL web page for more production and performance resources.
  • While we cannot endorse external resources, there are several local companies that can support almost any production need: Atomic Professional Audio, Top Hat, RMB Sound and others. We encourage you to use the PAG and CCAL resources before reaching out to an external company. If needed, PAG and CCAL will help you find a local resource that can support your needs, while being trusted and proffesional.

How to use hardware in the Media Lab

Using the ION Tape2PC

Please see Using the ION Tape2PC.

Checklist for Visiting Speakers to Campus

Middlebury invites a great number of visiting speakers each semester. To make their visit a complete success, LIS has created a Technology Checklist for Visiting Speakers.

Top Tech Tips for a Successful Event

Middlebury College hosts more than a thousand events each year, with a great variety of technical needs. To ensure the success of each and every event, LIS has created a document outlining the technology support options:

Top Tech Tips for a Successful Event

The Analog Sunset

The multimedia and computer industries have retired or are rapidly retiring older audio and video formats (analog TV, VHS, LaserDisc, etc.) Please visit The Analog Sunset page for more information on what this means for Middlebury College and beyond.

IPTV

Some websites offer online TV channels. You can try http://wwitv.com/ and http://beelinetv.com/. You may need VLC to open some of the MMS links.

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