Original Productions

Special projects produced by Learning Studio professional staff.

Your Story Starts Here

Each year we welcome an entire class of new users to campus, so our production team put together a trailer to introduce our tools and services. 

Ignite Trailers

In 2021 we worked with faculty across campus to produce Ignite Trailers introducing their academic programs in their own words. See the complete series on the ACU YouTube channel


Every year the Learning Studio films weekly presentations in Cornerstone, a wide-ranging seminar course taken by every incoming freshman, but in 2020 we filmed these talks one-on-one with the speakers on stages and in lobbies around campus.

Discovering the Dutch Lady

In 2017, ACU’s Joe Stephenson discovered a never-before-seen play in the archives of the Boston Public Library.

Learning Studio staff traveled with Joe to London in 2019 to document a special performance of the play by Shakespeare’s Globe.

On Design

Interviews with ACU alumni and special guests, produced in collaboration with ACU Art & Design.

Behind the Camera: Revolution Pictures

In the fall of 2017, the Learning Studio took ACU students to Nashville to go behind the scenes on commercial shoots with ACU alumnus Randy Brewer and his team at Revolution Pictures.

Behind the Scenes 360: Audio-Technica

Go behind the scenes on a commercial film shoot with Revolution Pictures in Nashville, Tennessee. This immersive 360 video was shot by Abilene Christian University student filmmakers who shadowed Revolution crew members on set during the process, and it was produced and edited by the Learning Studio.

Big Purple Marching Band

The staff of ACU’s Big Purple Marching Band reflect on what makes the band such a vital part of game day and campus life at ACU.

Halbert-Walling Research Center

The Learning Studio works regularly with the Office of the Provost to help tell the stories of key academic initiatives. In 2017, we documented the opening of Halbert-Walling Research Center, part of the largest expansion in the history of the sciences at ACU.


From 2015 through 2017, the Learning Studio directed and produced all video content for TEDxACU, an independently organized TED event which brings together speakers from across our own community and around the world for a day of insightful talks and performances.

Design Thinking

Art & Design Professor Nil Santana speaks about the design process, and introduces the building blocks of design thinking.

Study Abroad

In 2015, Learning Studio staff traveled to Europe to document the immersive experience of ACU’s Study Abroad program.

We Are Makers

We Are Makers (2013) tells the story of the Maker Movement.

It’s the story not of tools but of people. A publisher. An entrepreneur. A design professor. A middle school teacher. Two museum educators. And a creative director.

Each provides an important viewpoint on why new technologies and communities of making are bringing us back to something deeply human.