Digital Media Studio

 Loanable technology to support critical media practice

Equipment that comprises this studio will enhance the means by which students and staff engage with cultural theories and practical skills to meet the aims of producing critical and digitally literate citizens. Students will most frequently use this technology related to coursework, dissertations, and projects, including:

  • Journalistic reports, documentaries, and shorts
  • Digital ethnography
  • Audio documentaries
  • Longform audio journalism
  • Computer programming/hacking initiatives
  • Podcasting
  • Creative digital artwork and installations
  • Digital humanities
  • Mental mapping and city-making projects
  • Service-learning and community storytelling
  • Creative and research projects


Technology provided includes:

Videography and Photography

  • 8 Canon EOS 77D DSLRs with 18-135mm IS USM lenses with memory cards
  • 5 Canon CX10 4K Video Cameras with memory cards
  • 4 lighting kits
  • 13 tripod kits
  • 13 light reflectors
  • 1 camera gimbal

Audio Recording and Editing

  • 13 lavalier mics
  • 8 audio recorders and cases
  • 13 shotgun mics
  • 15 headphones
  • 16 headphone splitter cables
  • 5 Blue Yeti USB microphones and windscreens

Computer Programming

  • 1 24-port managed switch with monitor mode
  • 10 Raspberry Pi 3 Model Bs for programming
  • 10 Raspbian SD cards, preloaded with operating system
  • 8 Raspberry Pi power supplies
  • 4 network cable crimper tools
  • 1 300-meter cat5e network cable
  • 10 16GB USB drives


  • 13 carrying cases for DSLRs and video cameras
  • Rechargeable batteries and charging docks for cameras, recorders, and video cameras
  • SD cards for video cameras and DSLRs


Checking-out Equipment

All equipment is housed in LICA and can be accessed by registering and accessing the Siso system, which will show the items open for use. Please first check with your module instructor or your course coordinator for gaining access to Siso before contacting Dr. Robert Gutsche Jr at for further assistance. Instructors, please contact Dr. Gutsche to enroll students to use the Digital Media Studio equipment. 

Once in Siso:

  • Click on the menu icon on the top left.
  • Select Find Stock under Bookings.
  • Click on Sociology under Categories.
  • Select the item(s) you wish to reserve by clicking Book.
  • Note in the calendar that appears the times available for checking out.
  • Click a slot for checking out and another slot for when you wish to return and click Next at bottom of screen

Visit here for information on LICA technical offerings, but recognize some of the information (ie editing studios) may not apply to students outside of LICA. Please also visit the LICA link for hours of operation for collecting and returning equipment. Generally, students will be allowed one week for checking out Digital Media Studio equipment and will be required to either return or renew within that time period.


Computer Labs

All ISS Computer Labs have Adobe Creative Cloud for producing and editing digital content. Users may need to provide their own SD card readers to access digital content from cameras, and external drives may be necessary to provide adequate scratch disks for video editing.

Please note, the labs with the full Adobe suites are Ash House, Bowland North A64, and Fylde C17.


Technical Assistance

Visit here for additional resources on editing and production.

For more information, contact Dr Robert (Ted) Gutsche Jr.