Kevin Salemme, Director of Media Instructional Services, x5377
Mission: The Media Center provides a creative learning environment and instructional support through which faculty and students can become visually literate independent developers and/or users of new media to support teaching, scholarship and community.
The primary mission of the Media Center is to support and assist the learning process by providing the highest quality technology and instruction, technical support, and collaboration opportunities as well as access to technology for production and presentation.
Services: The Media Center provides a variety of audiovisual services:
Instruction: Offerings include training and tutoring on video editing and the technical and aesthetic processes used in digital photography and video, visual presentations, studio production and television station operation. These instructional services are available to individual students as well as faculty.
Broadcast Center:Located in the Media Center, the Merrimack College cable television station, MCTV10, features an electronic bulletin board, and student-made productions. This is a closed circuit on-campus-only cable television station. As part of the campus-wide cable system, students receive free HBO on channel 3.
Video cameras are available for student use on class-related presentation projects only. Video cameras are restricted-use items: students in classes requiring video production have first right of access; any other access must be approved by the Director of Media Instructional Services contingent upon the student’s basic knowledge of video camera operation. If necessary, training will be provided.
Video Studio Production
A video production studio is available for use to record video programs. Instruction/assistance in studio production will be provided by appointment. The basic studio set is appropriate for talk/news show production; additional props must be provided by producers. Other uses may include "unplugged" music presentations and lecture style documentary/informational programs, which may then be broadcast on MCTV10 or internet use.
The Media Services Department has a Mac lab with software for all post-production needs and provides instruction and assistance in all areas of video and photo imaging.
Duplication of Media is a service provided with strict adherence to Federal Copyright Laws; requests for duplication of any copyrighted material will be refused.
Audio and Video
The Media Center has many of its productions, important campus lectures and videos, posted on the college’s Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/merrimackcollege.
Patrons should provide their own blank media (CD-R or DVD-R), or faculty and staff may have their departments charged blank media. Up to three CD/DVD copies may be produced at the same time and may take up to fifteen minutes to complete. Orders of more than 50 copies require 24 hours to complete.
All types of photographic production are available, from studio portraiture to industrial, for web use and print. Students, faculty and staff may use this service to obtain a resume portrait or any image necessary for class presentation, publication, or use on line. Instruction in photographic techniques, studio lighting and Photoshop is also available to students and faculty by appointment.
Media Services operates and maintains an image archive at www.merrimack.smugmug.com. The site contains images from the college archives, history, architecture, campus landscapes, people, poster series, events and experiential learning documentaries. These images are by and large open to download for personal use or publication. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends are welcome to download and use these images.
MCTV10 Message Center
Messages and photographs scroll on the college cable TV station twenty-four hours a day. Specific message requests are honored with one-day notice. All groups and organizations on campus are invited to submit their requests in writing to the Media Services Department.
Student productions may be broadcast on channel 10 at any time. Requests for broadcast, however, must be made at least 24 hours before the required broadcast time, Monday through Friday.
The Following Equipment May Be Borrowed From the Media Center
LCD Projector:May circulate for one class period, over-night, or weekend.
Dgital Audio Recorder/Player:May circulate for 24 hours, or weekend.
Video Camera and related accessories: May circulate for a period of 24 hours, restrictions apply (see "video production").
Student accounts will be billed for the non-return of any equipment.