The Multimedia Support Center Lab features 18 high-end computers equipped with the latest multimedia software including Adobe Creative Suite CC, Maya, Corel, Toon Boom, and Unity.
The space also houses multiple scanners, Korg Synth Keyboards and access to Wacom tablets. Staff are on hand to help with questions, and to provide advice and technical support.
Here are some tips on using some of the technology in the lab.
Monday - Thursday
7:30am - 10:00pm
7:30am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 4:00pm
The Multimedia Support Center houses a 1800 square foot, double high media studio. The space is semi sound isolated with a 97 feature pipe lighting grid.
A great space for video shoots, audio recordings, or special events. The space is booked on a first come first served basis, and does not offer block bookings. Seating and tables are available for groups of 70 or smaller.
The space is available for students, faculty, and staff to use.
Please call or send an email to make arrangements for your next event. Read and familiarize yourself with the Studio Guidelines below before booking your event.
Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 8:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
If you need assistance with scanning or using any of the technology in our lab, feel free to ask a Technician or staff member. We try to always have someone on hand to help provide support when needed in the lab. Sometimes, however, we may be away or busy performing other duties. If there isn't anyone available to assist you, or if you prefer to learn at your own rate, here are tips on how to use some common technology in our lab.
As it applies to Multimedia, copyright is the legal right that a content creator has to their own work. Copyright allows the creator of the work the exclusive rights to:
1. Make a copy of the work.
2. Distribute the work to others.
3. Display or perform the work publicly.
4. Make a derivative of the work.
Copyright can be granted to others via the creator's permission. This can be done by licensing out the work, which allows selected others the right to use the work under certain conditions, or by the creator waiving their rights to the work and granting full ownership to another party. Certain companies specialize in licensing media to individuals and organizations, such as the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) or the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) .
Owning the copyright to a work means that no one else can use your work unless you grant them permission. Someone else cannot copy your work to their computer or give it to their friends; they cannot take your work and make a book or play based on it or even show your work to an audience unless you grant them permission to do so.
Please visit the U.S. Copyright Office website for more information on copyright law and fair use. You can also visit our Copyright Research Guide for more information or ask a Multimedia Support Staff member.
Here in the Multimedia Support Center we are copyright compliant. This means that we cannot make copies of any work that copyright has not been obtained for. This means we cannot make a copy of the latest Disney film, even if you've bought the DVD. We cannot make prints of the movie's poster for you to display around campus. Any action that violates copyright law cannot be performed by us.
By being copyright compliant we are protecting ourselves and you. Copyright is a very serious criminal offense in the U.S. Violation of copyright is seen as theft and, depending on the severity of the violation, can lead to significant fines and time in jail. If we knowingly violate copyright law then we put ourselves and you in danger.
We know it can be difficult to do what you need with copyright laws getting in the way. However, there are ways around them and we can help with that. Copyright is outlined in the U.S. Code Title 17, which also outlines several exceptions to Copyright law that can help, especially in an educational environment.
Contact us if you have any questions about the appropriate ways to obtain copyright or visit the U.S. Copyright Office website.
You can also visit our Copyright Research Guide for more information.
Unfortunately we cannot provide instruction on how to use an entire software. We provide support for Multimedia projects.
We can provide instruction on how to accomplish a specific task, provide technical support for issues you may encounter, walk you through a non-assigned process, or give artistic criticism and advice. Our instruction could come in the form of person to person instruction or links to additional resources, depending on our schedule and the content.
If you require instruction on an entire software we would recommend looking for courses at Columbus State Community College. If you prefer to learn at your own speed or need to learn quickly, we suggest online tutorial courses, such as those offered from Lynda.com, Adobe TV, or the Adobe Training and Tutorials site.
If you require assistance on assignments, we would suggest the CSCC tutoring services which is free to students.
If you're unsure on if we can assist you or where to go to seek further assistance, feel free to ask us and we can help find the right assistance for you.
Unfortunately we do not checkout video or audio equipment to students, and only offer limited equipment lending to staff. All of our equipment can be used within the studio and whisper room with staff supervision, but we cannot let you take anything home with you. We simply do not have enough equipment to check any out.
If you require the use of headphones or a laptop while within the library or lab, there are some available at the circulation desk. In addition, Wacom drawing tablets can also be checked out through the circulation desk, but can only be used within the library. The tablets are checked out by first come, first serve only and students must abide by the Multimedia Support Center's Student Equipment Use Guidelines, which can be found below.
If you are a staff or faculty member and you require video or audio production needs as part of your instruction or event, please contact us about providing these services. If you require in-class audio and visual equipment needs, such as a monitor or projector, you'll need to contact the Media Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 614.287.2463.
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