Penn State Berks announces launch of One Button Studio

The Penn State Berks Center for Learning and Teaching announces the launch of the new One Button Studio, a simplified video recording studio that can easily be used by virtually anyone by simply touching one button. There will be an Open House celebration on Monday March 31, 2014, from 1? 2:30 pm, in the One Button Studio (Room 127, Boscov-Lakin Information Commons at the Thun Library). This event is open to the campus community and will include light refreshments and giveaways. Attendees are also invited to bring a flash drive to film a short video clip during the event.

Special guests during the Open House celebration include the creator of the One Button Studio concept, Justin Miller, Project Manager, Advanced Learning Projects at Penn State, and Carla Rapp, Media Commons Consultant to Eastern Penn State campuses.

The One Button Studio is a simplified video recording studio that requires no previous video production experience. The design of the studio allows users to record high-quality video projects without setting up lights, microphones, and cameras. Users can simply bring their flash drive and push a single button.

Students can use the One Button Studio to create high-quality video for classroom multimedia assignments utilizing studio lighting, microphone, and camera setup at the touch of a single button. They can also create special video effects with the green screen. The video file can easily be loaded into iMovie for final editing. Students can also practice oral presentations using the Presentation Practice mode to record sessions (along with projected visuals). The video file is saved on a flash drive for self-review.

In addition, faculty members can use the One Button Studio to create short instructional videos for hybrid or online courses.

The One Button Studio can be reserved in advance. Otherwise, the studio is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information, contact Mary Ann Mengel, Instructional Multimedia Designer, at 610-396-6136 or via e-mail at [email protected]. For more information on the One Button Studio, visit