I hope your summer semester is off to a productive (cool) start.
The Media Production Studio will be open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. every weekday this Summer. We will be closed on July 4.
Our recording spaces are seeing some fierce usage here in June. Between faculty preparing course content for the Fall semester, and a number of podcasts being produced in our sound booths (some REALLY creative projects happening), we love seeing a lot of new (and old) faces traffic through.
Our production workstations, on the other hand, have been very lonely. If you're looking for a quiet workspace this Summer to complete a multimedia project, surrounded by helpful staff who are ready to help out - I'm pretty sure there's a seat here waiting for you.
We've done a little more re-arrangment in our space. We expanded even more and now can spread our arms from wall-to-wall in Budig 10, as the entire open area is considered MPS workspace. We've relocated our two sound booths over along our west wall - away from all of our staff and visitor work areas - ensuring even better sound isolation. (I'm sorry. I guess I've been talking loud.)
Our reception space is also now in the SW corner of Budig 10, which provides our student staff with a better work area, and access to support clients not only looking for MPS help, but they'll also now provide better assistance for our customers needing Classroom Technology assistance (with the staff living right through the door in Room 16). So if you're needing to work with any Classroom Technology staff - feel free to come directly to Room 10 now and come to our front desk.
People often ask our staff if we get a good chance to breathe over the summer and take a break. The answer is "yes." The tempo is definitely different, and we're each able to feed our relative work/life balance needs. But the real is answer is also "no." Summer is project time - it's the best time to chew off long shoots and dive into pools of hours-disappearing post-production. So, the summer months are often exactly why we love our work - cause we get to do a lot of it, without the high-speed distractions that happen during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Anyway - just some info for you, since you asked. (Didn't you?) Hope you're finding your own perfect balance of productive and regenerative time over these months. As always, feel free to stop by Budig to say hi.
- John Rinnert