MEDIA SERVICES @ GVSU

A full range of media production and delivery services are available at GVSU. Depending on your needs, a number of different departments are available with varying capabilities that can provide you with assistance. In order to identify which services are best suited for your particular project, the following "Media Services Guidelines" should be taken into consideration when choosing a service provider. Please note that there may be fees associated with some services and some projects may be referred to an outside service provider.


Media Services Guidelines

Considerations

  • Do you need and/or have copyright clearance for the media request?
  • Do you need to limit the media created for academic purposes or specific academic course? 
  • Is authorization required to access the media?
  • Is the intent archival, instructional or promotional?
  • Who is your intended audience?
  • What unit is requesting the video be made (include VP, Dean, Department and individuals)?
  • How long will the video be?
  • Will the video be one continuous take or will it need to be edited?
  • Will the video require more than one camera?
  • Will the video require additional lighting?
  • Will the video require narration?
  • Will the video require more than one person to speak to the camera?
  • Do you have permission to film in the location desired?
  • Are there any public safety considerations (placement of equipment, road closures, etc.)?
  • Do you need a photograph release form
  • What output is desired?
    • Webcast
    • DVD
    • YouTube
    • iTunesU
    • GVSU Website
  • What is the deadline for the video?

Media Production Resources

Select a project type and then expand a menu to see available services and providers.

Academic Project

PODCAST

Please contact the eLearning and Emerging Technologies Digital Studio for guidance in creating a podcast at studiod@gvsu.edu or 616-331-8527.

WEBCAST

Please fill out the online Digital Studio Media Submission Form and submit your project to the Digital Studio located in KHS 4474 on the Allendale campus. Contact the DS for questions at studiod@gvsu.edu.or 616-331-8527.

VIDEO STREAMING

Please contact the eLearning and Emerging Technologies Digital Studio for assistance in setting up video streaming at studiod@gvsu.edu. You will be required to submit the project needs for approval by the Associate Director of Academic Services, John Klein.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Option 1:  Event Services

Please contact Event Services at 616.331.2350 for further information.

Option 2: University Communications

University Communications provides services for approved GVSU administration and academic requests for video and webcasting. Vice President approval is required. For the approval process form, visit: http://www.gvsu.edu/ucomm/videorequest-video_request.htm

Option 3:  School of Communications

Because the School of Communications is an academic rather than a service unit, it accepts only a very limited number of client-based video production projects during the academic year.  The School receives many more requests than can be fit within the established curriculum.

Projects must fit within the academic mission of the School of Communications, and have clear and appropriate learning outcomes as determined by the faculty or Director.  Only a single class, CFV-470, Non-fiction Production, which is offered every fall semester, regularly accepts one or two client-based projects.  The clients are selected well in advance of fall semester. Clients are expected to be willing to meet with students as necessary throughout the planning and production process.  For more information, please contact Prof. Barbara Roos at 616.331.3465.  Other projects can be accepted only rarely, on a case-by-case basis. Acceptance will be determined by the appropriate faculty or their designee.  Projects with immediate deadlines will not be accepted.

Production-based independent studies or internships must be under the direct supervision of a faculty member who has expertise in the relevant technical aspects of the production, and students must have evidence of the necessary production skills to carry the work forward successfully.

For further information, contact Scott Vanderberg in the School of Communications at 616-331-3105.

Option 4:  The Promotions Video Team

The Promotions Video Team (part of the Student Life Office) works to produce a wide range of video content for the Grand Valley community. Our services include commercials, special event coverage, DVD duplication, and more! The team is composed of highly skilled Film/Video majors who have experience in various areas of production. If you are interested in finding out more about the team or want to start a project, setup a meeting by sending an email to video@gvsu.edu.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Option 1: WGVU-TV rents studios, selected equipment and other facilities. Learn more about these and other services on the WGVU website.


Option 2: Please refer to services available from the West Michigan Film and Video Alliance. To go directly to services for hire regarding crew, services, talent, for rent and locations, click on "Tools and Databases".

DIGITAL STUDIO

Please complete the online Digital Studio Media Submission Form and submit your project to the Digital Studio located in KHS 4474 on the Allendale campus. Contact the Digital Studio for questions at studiod@gvsu.edu.

EVENT SERVICES

Please contact Event Services at or 616-331-2350.

DIGITAL STUDIO

Digitizing equipment, software and facilities are available for use in KHS 4474. Please contact the Digital Studio at 616-331-8527 for more information or to reserve time in the studio.

WGVU-TV

WGVU-TV rents studios, selected equipment and other facilities. Learn more about these and other services on the WGVU website.

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS

Production equipment and facilities are primarily intended to support the academic mission and coursework of the School of Communications. Equipment rental by other units at the university, or acceptance of other production projects, depends on equipment availability and the nature of the request.

For further information, contact Scott Vanderberg in the School of Communications at 616-331-3105.

ENSEMBLE VIDEO

Ensemble Video offers a robust feature-set with flexible management options and an easy-to-use publishing/sharing system that allows users to easily publish their video content to learning management systems, web pages, blogs and portals. Contact one of the eLearning and Emerging Technologies staff to learn more about Ensemble Video.

YOUTUBE

Launched in May 2005, YouTube allows people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. To get started, visit the YouTube Help Center.

COPYRIGHT

It is the policy of GVSU to follow the United States Copyright Law of 1976 as amended, (Title 17, United States Code, Hereinafter, the copyright act, which includes the provisions of the TEACH Act) Accordingly, it is expected that all materials submitted to the Digital Studio have the appropriate copyright clearance. Circumvention of access control technologies is only permitted in accordance with section 1201(a)(1) of the copyright law and must first be approved by Course Reserve staff. Information Technology will not be held responsible for copyright clearance or violation. Faculty can find copyright assistance by contacting Course Reserve at 616-331-2617 or ereserve@gvsu.edu.

The Libraries DO NOT provide legal advice; services are informational only. The information provided by the Libraries must not be relied on as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney.

Commercial or Other Project

WGVU-TV

West Michigan Film and Video Alliance

NOTE: Click on "Tools and Databases" to find services for hire.

Promotional Services

University Communications

NOTE: Vice President approval is required for video and webcasting requests.

Events

ALLENDALE CAMPUS

Please contact the Events Services Department at events@gvsu.edu or 616-331-2350.

PEW CAMPUS

Please contact Conference and Event Planning at meet@gvsu.edu or 616-331-6620.

ALLENDALE AND PEW CAMPUS

University Communications provides services for approved GVSU administration and academic requests for video and webcasting. Vice President approval is required. Submit the "Video Services Approval Process Form" to be contacted by a representative.

WEST MICHIGAN FILM AND VIDEO ALLIANCE

Please refer to services available from the West Michigan Film and Video Alliance. To go directly to services for hire regarding crew, services, talent, for rent and locations, click on "Tools and Databases".



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