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GroundWorks Media Lab

GroundWorks Media Lab
2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Room 1315, Duderstadt Center
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 647-5739 (p)

GroundWorks Media Lab is a collaborative facility that supports the production, conversion, and editing of digital and analog media. Aside from first-come, first-served editing stations, the Lab also includes several other resources, including The Poster Shop and the reservable Recording Booth and Multimedia Rooms.

Student Consultants are available to provide support with new or ongoing projects in the lab. There are consultants on staff from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

GroundWorks Media Lab features:

  • iMac Editing Stations with Mac and Windows Operating Systems
  • Audio and Video Conversion Equipment [Supported Media Formats]
  • Wacom Cintiq Tablets
  • CD and DVD duplicators
  • Scanners (various sizes and capabilities, including document, photo, negative, large format, and automatic feeding scanners)
  • Video dubbing equipment
  • Hardware and software for audio and video production and editing [Available Software]
  • Access to Lynda.com on some machines throughout the Lab

Please note, the Lab may be used to work on personal projects, but users are asked to give priority to those working on academic projects.

The Poster Shop

The Poster Shop, located at the Consultant Desk within GroundWorks, is a first-come, first-served printing facility that offers high-quality, large-format color posters, with an emphasis on conference or academic poster printing. It is open for printing 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Please refer to the Poster Shop webpage for more details on printing and pricing.

The Recording Booth

The Recording Booth is a self-contained, reservable digital audio and video recording booth, perfect for recording video voice-overs and  solo vocal or instrumental performances. The Recording Booth is available by-appointment whenever the Duderstadt Center is open. [Digital Media Commons Orientation Required]

Multimedia Editing Rooms

There are three high-powered, reservable Multimedia Editing Rooms available through GroundWorks whenever the Duderstadt Center is open. Beyond providing a quiet environment for working, the rooms have  a number of extra features, including Mac Pros with substantial RAM and processing power, high fidelity audio monitors, two HD displays, a 4K reference monitor, Blu-Ray burners, and keyboards labeled with Final Cut Pro shortcuts for easier editing. The Multimedia Rooms are available by-appointment whenever the Duderstadt Center is open. [Digital Media Commons Orientation Required]

Podcasting Room

The Advanced Podcasting Room is a space for creating professional podcasts with ease. The room includes professional lighting, changeable backdrops, camera and mic equipment, as well as two desktop computers for recording and displaying scripts and other media. Orientations are required and available on request through DC-scheduling@umich.edu.

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Last modified: 06/01/2015