Media Production

Video Production

The lightboard is the latest tool available at MPS. The lightboard enhances instructional videos by allowing faculty to write as if they’re using a whiteboard without ever turning away from the camera.  Sign up for a workshop this spring to learn more about using the Lightboard in online and blended courses!

JMU Libraries utilizes professional video and audio recording equipment to create instructional content for JMU faculty and staff. We have a professional video production studio located on the 5th floor of Rose Library, and also offer on-location video recording services. 

The video studio is equipped with the following amenities:

  • Professional video and audio recording devices, lighting, and various backdrops
  • Teleprompter
  • Screen capture software
  • A document camera
  • A Cintiq Wacom tablet and MacPro computer with the following software:
    • Adobe Creative Suite, Camtasia, Audacity, Microsoft Office

Examples of video recordings we can assist in creating include: interviews, tutorials/how-to, pre-lab demonstration, class introductions, video abstracts, narratives (scenarios, skits, or stories that help with the facilitation of learning, short lectures or modules used in JMU courses, and select informational videos (depending on the scope and nature of the project).

While these services are primarily for instructional faculty, we will consider a project with JMU students depending on the scope and nature of the project and a JMU faculty or staff member must be the primary contact.

Submit a consultation request (selecting Media Production as area of expertise) to request video production assistance.

Graphic Production

JMU Libraries staff can create professional graphic design, photography, animation and motion graphics for your instructional project. Examples include:

  • How-to animations, illustrations or photography stills
  • Informational or training brochures
  • Graphs, infographics, or other visual representations of data or processes

Submit a consultation request (selecting Media Production as area of expertise) to request graphic production assistance.

Media Conversion

JMU Libraries provides audio and video conversion services to JMU faculty and staff. An example would be digitizing a VHS tape for use in a class.

To make a request, please complete the following Media Transcoding Request Form and drop off your original media to be converted to Andrew Strack (, who is located in Rose Library, room 5305.

Note that for legal reasons, if the majority of a copyrighted work is being copied, a separate set of approval guidelines will be applied, and the project may not be approved. To learn more about fair use of copyrighted material in educational settings, review the JMU Copyright Web Site.

Streaming Request
Reviews your request for Canvas use of audio/video media that we own, or you own, and if approved, provides access in streaming form within your course site. To set up a streaming video, complete this online form.

Video Format Transfer
Convert VHS, MiniDV, HDV, DVCAM, DV, and DVD video formats from one format to another.

Convert video from one codec format, such as .wmv, to another format such as .mp4.

Audio Format Transfer
Convert CDs, audio cassettes, and digital audio files into various formats.

Additional Resources

In addition to our production services, JMU Libraries also offers a wide array of media equipment and support to create your own productions.

Equipment Loan
Available in the basement of Carrier, we offer a wide variety of cameras, microphones, lighting equipment, projectors and more.

Free Media for Creative Use
These sources contain material that is available under Creative Commons, Public Domain, or JMU license.

The Makery offers a wide range of tools, materials, and support for the entire JMU community. Everyone is welcome to explore media editing, a recording studio, 3D printers, CNCs, Raspberry Pis, virtual reality, paper and vinyl cutters, and Arduinos.

Workshops and Institutes
Register for learning opportunities for students and faculty

MADLab offers FREE, FUN 1 to 2 hour workshops created and taught by JMU peer teachers to help other JMU students learn skills and software.