Your Story Starts Here: A look behind the scenes

Since 2011, the Learning Studio has offered ACU students and faculty the tools, spaces and training necessary to share your story with the world. We keep our gear, facilities and tutorials up-to-date so that your next project can have the same polish as the pros.

We wanted to make it easy to get to know the resources we offer at the Learning Studio, so we decided to do what we do best: We made a video.

It may seem simple, but this one-minute video really involved our whole team in its creation, along with several student actors, and seven film shoots over the course of four weeks.

We started with a script, storyboarded the whole thing using Adobe’s great mobile tools on iPad Pro, and then we rounded up our actors and gear and started filming. We edited the finished product using Adobe Premiere Pro, along with After Effects for motion design.

Do you have a story idea? Develop it with us here at the Learning Studio. Our media staff is available every day at the Learning Studio’s front desk if you need help or get stuck. And if you’re just getting familiar with what we have on offer, you can check out our Start Page for a quick rundown.

Your story starts here.

Learn audio production with John Mark Lapham

Whether you use audio to support a video project or it takes the lead in a podcast or digital essay, media projects deserve to be heard! In three new tutorials, media specialist John Mark Lapham helps you develop new skills in capturing and then editing compelling audio. These short introductions walk you through recording great audio with our checkout gear and working with professional tools like Adobe Audition. Whatever your project, your story starts here!

Gear Up: Recording Audio with a USB Mic

Gear Up: Recording Audio for a Video Project

Learning Studio presents at World Maker Fair

[This week the Learning Studio was featured on ACU News and we wanted to share.]

This past weekend, more than 65,000 people converged on the New York Hall of Science for World Maker Faire, an international event that speaks its own unique language: makerspaces, hackerspaces, 3D printing, CNC routers and Raspberry Pi.
World Maker Faire is one of 60 events sponsored by MAKE magazine this year to showcase the energy and creativity of a new generation of inventors, hobbyists and programmers. Makers combine cutting-edge technologies and old-fashioned ingenuity in projects spanning robotics, electronics, knitting, photography, rocketry, food and computing.
And this year for the first time, Abilene Christian University was on stage.
Dr. Kyle Dickson (’92) and Dr. James Langford (’78) were reporting at World Maker Faire on work that began last spring to bring a makerspace into the Margaret and Herman Brown Library.

Read the full story on ACU News.