Tired of bad sound on online video clips? Want yours to be better? Check out these tips and resources for support.
- Comparative Media Studies
- The CMS department has one video camera and old wireless microphone available to MIT students. Email email@example.com to reserve this equipment.
- Audio Visual Services
- AVS department has rental equipment available to MIT students including microphones and MiniDV cameras. For a current list of equipment and pricing, click here.
- Cambridge Community Television
- CCTV loans equipment to Cambridge residents in exchange for providing shows for their channels. To get certified to borrow their equipment, purchase a membership ($55) and attend a free camera workshop on Tuesday, April 17th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Download a membership form. Those wishing to bypass the certification class may rent cameras at commercial rates. For more information, call 617-661-6900 or visit their website.
- On campus
- The New Media Center in 26-139 has a cluster of Macintosh
computers, including 6 PowerMac G5s, with the following programs
installed: Adobe CS2 Suite, Final Cut Pro HD, Maya animation
software, and Shake special effects software (only on the dual
- Off campus
- Editing suites are also available to Cambridge residents at Cambridge Community Television, in exchange for putting a show on their channel. You must purchase a membership ($55) and pass a certification test in Final Cut Pro. Download a membership form. Those wishing to bypass the certification class may rent the edit suite at commercial rates. For more information, call 617-661-6900 or visit their website.
- At your desktop
- Those who wish to edit on their own computers can follow the links below
to download free post-production software:
- PC users: Windows Movie Maker is pre-installed on new PCs.
- Mac users: iMovie is pre-installed on your Mac. Tutorial.
- PC users can also download Avid Free DV Editing Software, a free program comparable to iMovie.
- Avid Free DV Editing Software Tutorials.
- For free image editing software, download The Gimp for Mac or PC.
- For free audio editing software, download Audacity for Mac or PC.
- Video Production Guide - this is an overview guid eot help you through the creative and production process. A good place to start if you've never done a production before.
- Tutorials on Acceptable.tv
- The Digital Video Information Network (a.k.a. DVinfo.net)
(online community and resource for video production information)
- Freevlog Tutorials
Once you have registered for the contest, you may sign in to MIT TechTV and upload your video. BE SURE TO CATEGORIZE YOUR VIDEO BY PUTTING IT IN THE "IAP VIDEO CONTEST - EXTENDED" GENRE AND WITH THE TAG "IAPVideoContest".
- Make sure to read the Entry and Submission Requirements and use the MIT Photo Release form.
- Host your videos on MIT TechTV!
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