Media Services

Besides on-location and in-studio production of audio and video content, media services include media production and duplication.

3-D modeling, motion capture and animation

High-end offerings include 3-D modeling, animation, rendering and motion capture. This is one of the most experienced shops in the country at combining projections with live performers. Limited application development is also provided.

For more information regarding 3-D modeling, motion capture and animation services, contact Kevin Abbott.

A custom quote will be developed based upon the scope of your project.


EduCable, the campus cable system serves all residential units and most of the classroom buildings. Three channels are assigned for instructional use. An electronic bulletin board channel displays messages regarding campus events. Students may also use it to promote their registered student organization's upcoming events and functions.

See also EduCable for faculty and staff. There are no charges for these services.

Multimedia productions

Services, for faculty and departments, include video production, podcasting, streaming video, and interactive media production. Also, consulting services for media projects and grant proposals.

Multimedia Production staff bring experience and education in a variety of communication and technological disciplines. They are capable of contributing to projects from concept to completion and have produced nationally award winning video and multimedia productions.

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Streaming services

Services include hosting streaming media, streaming of pre-recorded events, live event streaming, and development of content for classroom and online training. Western Michigan University provides iTunes U, MediaSite Live, and Quick Time Streaming servers to accommodate media needs. Consultation is also available for application of streaming technologies and equipment recommendations for streaming-related hardware and software, such as encoders, editing software, digital camcorders, and more.

For more information regarding streaming services, contact John MacKenzie.

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Video conferencing

Information technology can assist with video conferencing. For more information contact Allan Poole.

Video production

Video and audio production capabilities can be remote and/or studio-based, including live broadcasts. WMU maintains production studios in Dunbar Hall for video, 3-D modeling and motion capture productions. Productions range from complex promotional, training, and instructional projects, to simple recordings of lectures, guest speakers, and other important University-related events. Script consulting and storyboard development can also be provided. Video can be acquired and edited in standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD) formats. For more information regarding video services, contact John MacKenzie.

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