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ATUS Opens New Digital Media Center

ATUS is pleased to announce the arrival of the newest teaching resource for faculty and students at WWU: The Digital Media Center, or DMC.

In January 2016, the DMC studio in Haggard Hall 246 opened for previews to WWU faculty and students. To date, we have held workshops, conducted staff training, and produced some initial TV productions. The DMC studio features a 900 sq. ft. studio space with green screen and white infinity cyclorama walls, LED Lights with DMX Program Control, three HD studio cameras, teleprompting, computer graphics generation and solid-state media recording.

On March 4, we held the first DMC Open House. Dozens of faculty, staff, and students came by to see the media maker space where they can produce video, hold workshops, conduct classes, and view their finished products. They met the DMC Manager, Robert B. Clark, and his student staff. Some folks even tried their hand at running a professional studio camera or video switcher.

ATUS Staff are still fine-tuning the facility. Over the next few weeks, we will be setting up room scheduling, educating student tour guides, creating initial operating and security procedures, adding additional equipment, developing training materials and more.

We’re planning on having additional campus-wide Open Houses soon. In the meantime, the DMC is available for individual or group tours, classes, and some limited productions. Contact Robert B. Clark, DMC Manager at robert.clark@wwu.edu or (360) 650-6193.


A panorama photo of Dr. Theodore Kamena's Political Science class holding a mock British Parliament session in the DMC featuring Megan Birdsong, Video Services student worker running a studio camera

Robert Clark in the DMC Control Room
Robert Clark, DMC Manager, and Karla Newsom, Video Board Operator, with Suzanne Blais (back left) managing a production

 

Megan Duncan, Video Services student worker, operates the DMC audio board during a production.

 

A WWU Music student performs in the DMC during an Open House session.

 

An episode of "Office Hours" is recorded in the DMC featuring Dan Purdy, Associate Director of the MBA Program in the College of Business and Economics.


Terry Dayton, WWU Media Engineer, instructing Megan Birdsong, Video Services Student Worker, on the operation of a studio camera.

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