Media Commons

Media Commons

Facilities

The Media Commons in the Thun Library offers five iMac video editing workstations equipped with iMovie, Garage Band, Adobe Creative Suite, and other related software.

iMac workstations are located in rooms 126, 127, 128, 130 and at the Media Commons Help Desk. Final Cut Pro is available only in Thun 127 and Thun 128.

One Button Studio
The microphone, camera, and lighting setup in our One Button Studio in Thun 127 makes it easy to record video clips, record green screen effects, or to record yourself practicing a presentation prior to delivering it in class. Learn about video recording options at One Button Studio

Equipment
Equipment for recording digital media projects can be borrowed at the Thun library circulation desk. Students can check out video camcorders, digital cameras, microphones, portable green screens, lighting kits, mini camcorders, tripods, mini-tripods, 360-degree video camera, tripod for 360-degree camcorder.

Information for Faculty

Conceiving and Planning a Successful Multimedia-based Classroom Assignment

Faculty members interested in planning a digital media assignment for their class can contact Mary Ann Mengel (mum25@psu.edu) for advance planning and coordination of support for a successful digital media project.

Read about faculty projects with Media Commons

Providing students with the required skills

Our regional Media Commons Consultant, Carla Seward, supports the eastern campuses of Penn State University by providing technology training for students. Watch for email notifications from the Center for Learning & Teaching to schedule your classroom visits from Carla.

Information for Students

There are many ways Berks students can get assistance when working on digital media editing projects.

Visit our Berks Media Commons Help Desk
Stop by our Media Commons Help Desk in Thun Library (next to room 130) for one-on-one assistance with video and audio projects during scheduled hours.
Local Media Commons support staff schedule

Call the Media Commons Hotline: 1-866-266-7496
Phones are provided at each of our Media Commons workstations to call directly to the hotline. The consultant can remotely view your screen and assist with questions. Support is available Mon-Thu: 9am-9pm, and Fri: 9am-5pm.

Ask questions by e-mail
Send an e-mail to mediacommons@psu.edu 

View Tutorials on the Media Commons website
Tutorials covering popular topics are available at https://mediacommons.psu.edu/support/tutorials/

Live Online Chat
Click the chat icon on any page at mediacommons.psu.edu