Film and Media Arts: Sound & Media Design

Audio & Video Equipment on Campus

Students enrolled in a University of Utah film production course are eligible to use Film and Media Arts Department facilities and equipment.

Teaching & Learning Technologies (TLT) provides access to audio and video recording equipment, free of charge, for course-related assignments. Faculty approval is required. (It is highly recommended that faculty contact TLT directly, to give them advance notice of the specific course, assignment, and students who will need access to equipment.)

Audio & Video Equipment at Marriott Library

The Marriott Library has audio and video equipment available for check out and for in-studio use.

  • Knowledge Commons Desk: Most equipment can be borrowed for up to 4 hours and must be returned before closing time. Exceptions include GoPro Hero 3 and Wi-Fi Hotspot, which can be borrowed for up to 3 days.
  • Audio Recording Studio: In-depth acoustic sound and voice projects can be recorded here. Get assistance from the studio manager, or get certified and schedule the studio for you own use in the evenings and on weekends.
  • Video Studio: In-depth video projects can be recorded here. Get assistance from the studio manager, or get certified and schedule the studio for you own use in the evenings and on weekends.
  • One Button Studio: This an automated, self-service video recording studio designed to simplify media-enhanced academic work. THE ONE BUTTON STUDIO IS IN USABILITY TESTING MODE. IT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR USE IN LATE SUMMER 2017.

Sound & Media Design Resources

When preparing to design sound for a show or film, you take into consideration many factors: the setting/location, time period, etc.  The same should be true for doing sound design research. Go to the main Theatre Production & Design page for suggestions on how to do this.

For Sound Recordings, go to the Library Catalog's Advanced Search mode, change the drop-down menu option from "Any" to "Subject". Copy your choice from the suggested Subjects below and paste it into the Subject search box. Clik "Search". 

Recordings: Sound effects, Sounds, Animal sounds, Ambient sounds, Nature sounds, Anthropogenic sounds

  • Narrow the results by clicking on the AudioVisual link in the Refine My Results column on the left-hand side.

Books about: Computer sound processing, Theaters--Electronic sound control

Music (results listed by artists' names): Rock music; Pop music; Jazz; Big band music; String orchestra music, Orchestral music, Folk music

Streaming Music & Sounds

The databases and e-books listed below are provided through a subscription paid, in part or entirely, by Marriott Library. These resources can be accessed by anyone using a computer on-campus or who has an active uNID account off-campus.

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