The Sanford Media Center provides training and assistance with a variety of digital media equipment and software

Equipment Training

Students have access to a wide range of high quality video cameras, SLR and point-and-shoot still cameras, audio recorders, microphones, wireless audio, lighting equipment, and much more through the library’s Circulation Desk. The SMC strives to ensure that patrons have the knowledge necessary to use the equipment and resources effectively. These resources are the SMC recording studio, 3-point lighting kits, and all DSLR cameras and lenses.

The training materials for the equipment is online via Blackboard via the button below. Additionally, the SMC provides the required training for the library’s SLR cameras. If you already know how to use SLR cameras, you can simply sign up for a time to take the quiz in the SMC. If not, you can watch the training videos when and where it’s convenient to you and sign up for a time to take the quiz in the SMC when you are ready.

One-on-One Consultations

Need some intensive assistance? Our professional staff will gladly sit down with you or your group and cover any of the software and equipment available at the Libraries, from how to get started in the software of your choice to more advanced techniques or strategies for completing your project. You can request an hour-long one-on-one consultation online, or by calling us at 205-348-4651. Once you request online, look for your confirmation email to verify that your appointment time is available. All appointments with a specialist require at least a 24-hour notice so that we can make sure the best possible person is available to you.