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The ELC

Introduction to the Experiential Learning Commons (ELC) team, our spaces, equipment, and services.

What We Do

The ELC supports the complete life-cycle of academic video production for the university, from idea to publishing. With audiovisual studio spaces in Moody Library, software and hosting solutions, and professional field recording equipment, our professional and graduate video producers can supply quality audiovisual content to enhance teaching and research.

Want to explore creative audiovisual work with us? Begin a Creative Project Request.

Creative Project Request

Watch the playlist below for a sample of our recent work.

Recording

Our team has historically provided studios suitable for student assessments. The advent of online graduate programs, online and hybrid courses, and the wisdom of universal design encourage us to expand our services. Users of our "Video Booth" and dual "Audio Booth" rooms are aware of the value of reservable studio spaces, and also the limitations of these rooms as designed.

In Fall 2021, we added staff for professional video production and in Summer 2022 began two brand new studio spaces, custom designed to accomplish academic video production, of a quality and with a service level in-keeping with Baylor's high standard for instruction.

In short, we will have a new, upgraded DIY space, a custom production studio, staff to support field recording, equipment to facilitate remote recording, and a production team skilled in graphic design, animation, and editing who can deliver outstanding academic video content.

Studio A

[Space under construction. Moody Library G42. Grand Opening Fall 2022]

Studio A is a multi-use audiovisual recording and screening studio. Faculty may choose from the following DIY recording setups via touch panel in center console:

  • Lightboard
  • Live green screen
  • Podium presentation with range of options for presentation content, including picture-in-picture, backdrop fill, or side-by-side.
  • Interview or small panel discussion

Other room details include:

  • Automatic studio lighting.
  • Single camera.
  • Screening area.
  • Configurable for additional cameras and custom sets (by appointment).
  • Reservable.

Studio B

[Space in architectural phase. Moody Library Garden Level. Grand Opening Fall 2023]

Full-featured production studio, ready for multi-camera shoots with video producer. Principle uses include:

  • Produced academic video content.
  • Preferred for long shoots with a range of content types, or when multiple people are involved in the filming.
  • Wide range of set options, including panel discussions, demonstrations, and simulations.
  • Control room for live production of multiple cameras, including graphics and transitions.

Other room details include:

  • Configurable lighting.
  • Panoramic green screen for virtual sets.
  • Green room for wardrobe changes and adjacent break area for refreshments.
  • Visitor seating for instructional needs or stakeholder participation.

Sound Rooms

Moody Library - Experiential Learning Commons (Garden Level)

Two professional sound isolation enclosures, suitable for two people to accomplish audio recording, sound effects, and voiceovers. Key features:

  • Mac capture station with NLE and audio software
  • Dual ElectroVoice RE20 Dynamic Broadcast microphones.
  • Scarlett 6i6 USB audio interface allows four additional inputs. Connect your own laptop via USB to capture to it directly.
  • Reservable.

Field Video Recording

If you have a spot in-mind, we'll complete a site check and can record on-site if the location is suitable. Indoor and outdoor locations are both possible. Distance, duration, complexity, and desired assets all affect the decision to opt for field recording over studio work.

At-home Video Recording

[Kit in build phase. Moody Library Garden Level. Available Fall 2023]

Coming to the Waco Campus to record in our studios may not be an option. Reserve a "Studio in a Box" and have it delivered to your remote location. Kit will include:

  • Video camera
  • USB lavalier microphone
  • Light ring
  • Backdrop and clips (you find something to clip it to)
  • Tutorial book demonstrating home studio setup, testing, and your first recordings.
  • Zoom session kickoff and phone support during business hours (CST).
  • Return shipping label.

Post-Production

In addition to camera work, our team can design intros and outtros, lower-thirds, animations and graphics, and edit your raw footage. Send us a Creative Project Request if you have content that needs professional assistance.

Publishing

Full description of Kaltura, including features and use of the Canvas integration and Mediaspace are available at libguides.baylor.edu/kaltura101. Look on the library calendar for the next Kaltura workshop.

Kaltura & Canvas Integration

Kaltura integrates with Canvas and allows you to use video content in your courses. By default, the integration should be enabled on every Canvas course. You can verify it is enabled by looking for the My Media and Media Gallery menu items within the course. If you do not see these, you will need to enable them.

Mediaspace

Kaltura Mediaspace is a public-facing platform for hosting videos in the Kaltura system. Many videos shared on Mediaspace can be accessed without a Baylor login, which makes it perfect for content outside the university. There are also videos which require a Baylor login but aren't tied to a single course.

Accessibility & Closed Captioning

Every video uploaded to Kaltura automatically receives machine captioning. However, machine captioning only achieves between 70%-80% accuracy. If your video contains a lot of technical language or proper nouns, you may want to edit the captions.

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