As its most significant effort, the Media Center provides the College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health and Tuskegee University with high-quality audio, video, digital imaging and creative services, and instruction on how to use state-of-the-art technology which will provide faculty, staff and students with cutting edge techniques for education to support the mission of teaching, research and outreach. Much of this effort is the result of the dedicated work of the center's staff. The Media Center continues to see an increase in the demand for services from other areas of the University. During the past year, staff has provided creative services and technical assistance for almost every college and administrative unit on the campus.
The Media Center provides services in three primary areas:
Multimedia and Classroom Support - setup, operation and maintenance of multimedia equipment in various classrooms, conference rooms and auditoriums. Temporary loan of A/V equipment is available for College faculty and staff.
Equipment includes, but is not limited to:
- Slide projectors
- Overhead projectors
- LCD video projectors
- PC and Macintosh notebook computers
- Video player/monitor units
Photography, Design Services and Digital Imaging - extensive design, photography and digital services using the latest digital technology. Services include the design and production of charts, posters, and other illustrations, certificates, signs and brochures, in-house photography (35mm, digital and medium format) and transferring media to digital format from older formats, particularly 35mm slides.
Photography is available for a variety of events including:
- Student Events
- Departmental Events
- Passport Photos
- Lab Procedures
- Portraits & Groups
Design Services include:
- Booklets, brochures, programs, alumni publications
- Logos, seals and mastheads
- Business Cards
- Newsletters, magazines
- Drawings, posters, announcements, flyers, and table top exhibits.
- Large-format printing and lamination
Imaging Services include:
- Photograph and slide re-touching
- Digital scanning from flat art, books and periodicals
- High-resolution scanning of photographs, 35mm and medium format slides
Media Production and Distance Education - production of subject matter audio and video presentations, videoconferences, and distance learning origination. Assistance is provided in content development, script writing and all facets of production along with the development of grant proposals that involve media projects. Services in the Media Center include a television origination studio, broadcast quality editing, CD/DVD duplication and video duplication. Distance Education involves the transmitting of a live event from the College to one or more institutions. It can also provide students access to specifically designed media materials, via on demand, streaming media, at remote teaching locations, from University servers.
The Media Center houses the Patterson Hall Broadcast Studio, one of the University's two functional television production studios. The facility also serves as the routing center for telecommunications for the College and a primary hub for the campus cable television network. The Media Center has satellite uplink and downlink capabilities. The Media Center is also linked to the Kellogg Conference Center, with access to the Center's teleconferencing facilities.
Through the in-house closed circuit television network originating from the Patterson Hall Studio, a signal can be distributed to every classroom in the veterinary complex and to the Kellogg Conference Center.
From initial project concept through project implementation and final evaluation, a variety of forms and formats of visuals are developed. Staff activities include image creation, editing, enhancement, transfer and display. From display posters, certificates, business cards, applications of optical media technologies and teleconferencing to support for Internet distribution, the requirement for graphics, video, audio and other materials has increased in quantity and diversified in format.
In addition to the development by the staff of new techniques and processes, the facilities and hardware infrastructure must reflect state-of-the-art standards in a rapidly changing field. The Media Center acquired a professional DVD duplicator to support the production of DVDs in-house and to service other departments. Staff continues to play a major role in encouraging faculty, staff and students to convert traditional slide presentations to digital format for PowerPoint presentations and Internet-based purposes, providing a more stable means of preserving valuable teaching tools.
To accomplish this goal, each department in the School of Veterinary Medicine has been provided (through the Title III grant) a digital workstation consisting of a computer, monitor and 35mm slide scanner. Media Center staff provides training in equipment use. Title III also provided two new digital photographic cameras to better acquire images in surgical rooms, clinics, indoor and outdoor sites and for composite pictures of first-year and graduate students in the College.
Staff also provides technical assistance and support to other areas of the University from time to time, as the need areas arises.
Click here for the Media Center Work Order Form. Please complete and submit this form for all requests for services from the School of Veterinary Medicine, Media Center within 3-5 business days before the item is needed.