GCC Media Services provides select
audio and video recording services to the campus community.
Requests should be made several weeks prior to any event, and
can be generated online via the
Campus Event & Resource Scheduling website or through the
campus events coordinator, Patty Priester.
Once a resource request is entered into the electronic
system, Media Services will work to provide the appropriate
staffing and equipment, as available. We reserve the right
to refuse last-minute requests made less than one week from an
event or when insufficient business/academic justification is
Our trained videographers currently operate Canon XHA1 and
XL1 professional cameras, capturing on both Mini-DV tapes and
digital hard drives. All videos are shot in widescreen HD
formats. This media can be imported into our
computers and converted to various formats, including DVD and
approval MUST obtained from speakers prior to the
commencement of any taping.
Use of recording equipment and operator services will be provided at
a reasonable cost to campus constituents subject only to the availability of
the requested item(s).
Post-Production Request Form
Limited License Agreement Form
|DUBBING & DUPLICATION
GCC Media Services
offers limited media dubbing and duplication services for
College-related business. Commonly handled requests
include creating batch orders of CDs or DVDs, and dubbing VHS
tapes to DVD format, subject to all
legal and copyright
restrictions. Requestors will be charged basic fees for
any blank media and duplication/printing to cover the cost of
the supplies and equipment.
Our basic duplication service entails making exact copies of your master(s). Due to the nature of
analog media, we cannot guarantee the quality of any duplication
made to and/or from analog audio/video media such as VHS, audio
cassette, etc. Also, copies from
one digital format (such as Mini DV) to another will only be as
good as the master you provide. If you need advanced editing
services or require broadcast quality duplication, we recommend
that you outsource your media needs.
We will attempt to duplicate the master(s) you provide. However,
due to various speeds and configurations of media, we cannot
guarantee that the duplication can be completed. Due to the
fragile nature of most media, we cannot be held responsible for
any damage done to any master while attempting to perform a
If you wish to combine segments from multiple masters, there
will be additional labor charges. You must have analog media
cued and labeled in the order of each segment you want
transferred. You can provide the track or chapter number
sequence order for multiple CDs or DVDs you want combined onto
another media format.
GCC Media Services can create simple flash animations
for use on office and departmental websites. Requests for
flash animations must be made at least one month prior to
desired rollout date. Please
contact us with your
detailed requests, and one of our staff members will work with
you on the project. We reserve the right to deny flash
media requests given time/staffing constraints, complexity of
the end product, or lack of appropriate justification.
Some recent examples of our simple flash projects include the
Campus Map and
Campus Tour. More complex projects like the
microsite require outsourcing to a third-party.
|MEDIA STREAMING & PODCASTING
GCC Media Services currently streams media (archived and select
via a Windows Media Server. This website provides various
pages with links for users to access all such media from a
broadband internet connection, both on campus and off. Due
to copyright or permission restrictions, some media may be
accessible only from on campus.
Podcasting services are not available to date, though we hope to
rollout this convenient and popular service in the near future.
Stay tuned for updates on video and audio podcasts.
GCC Media Services offers basic video editing services using
Adobe's professional software, currently using the Adobe CS4
Production Premium Suite. Turnaround time can vary from
several business days to several weeks, depending upon the
extent of editing requested and the amount of concurrent video
contact us if you have any questions regarding an upcoming
Post-Production Request Form
Media Services houses, circulates, and maintains a limited
pool of equipment to support academic instruction and
College-related business on campus. The equipment can
be scheduled/reserved by the Media Services staff in the
lower level of the library. Please try to contact us well in advance of your
anticipated equipment need date.
|STUDENT WORK OPPORTUNITIES
For on-campus work opportunities, Media Services currently hires
and manages students in two areas:
Media Services Student Technicians (see below) and
PFAC Theatre Technical Keyholders.
The MS Techs receive pre-semester technical training to help cover campus
events and activities. Common tasks range from running sound
boards to videotaping lectures to supporting classroom
projection and media needs. The PFAC Tech Keyholders are a
specialized group of students who work primarily in the
theatre/stages of Pew Fine Arts Center, whose skill set is more
specialized in areas of lighting, sound, rigging, set &
costumes. Announcements are made to the student body via myGCC
whenever there are job openings in either area; typically we
accept applications in March, schedule interviews and shadowing
opportunities in April, and make all hiring decisions in May for
employment in the following academic year. Please contact
the Student Employment Office for more information on applying
for campus jobs.
Media Services is responsible for all campus multimedia needs,
including technical and audio/visual services. Below are some
of our many student employment opportunities:
· providing technical assistance at campus events
· running sound and video overflow for chapel services
· doing classroom AV support for faculty
· videorecording lectures
· facilitating dance equipment setup/teardown
· supporting GCC-TV programming and web-based media
(streaming audio/video, e.g.)
· editing and producing videorecordings
· keeping office hours and assisting with numerous
· working special events and select summer conferences
(if you live locally)
On-site (pre-semester) training is provided to all student technicians. Some
of these duties offer a set recurring schedule every week, while
others are assigned each month based on the upcoming work
opportunities and your availability.
Applications are now available
for two types of technical campus jobs:
MEDIA SERVICES TECHNICIANS - It’s
multimedia, sound, lights, camera… action with Media Services!
Tech-savvy student leaders provide a host of AV services for
chapels, coffeehouses, dances, recorded lectures, etc.
Previous AV experience is encouraged but not required for all
roles; on-site training will be provided. Click
HERE to download an application for the
2014-2015 year. Submission deadline is March 28th, 2014.
Select interviews and shadowing opportunities will follow.
Additional questions may be directed to
TECH KEYHOLDERS - Does working behind
the scenes in the theatre interest you? Pew Fine Arts Center
Technical Keyholder applications for the 2014-2015 year are
being accepted now through March 28th, 2014. Motivated student
leaders can learn more about this special backstage work-study
and download an application
Select interviews and shadowing opportunities will follow.
CLASSROOM TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Media Services provides technical support for all campus
multi-media classrooms. Faculty or staff who teach in a
media room who require technical assistance should contact the
CSS Desk at x2255.
Media Services staff will work one-on-one with
employees who wish to use media rooms. Please
contact us well in
advance of your anticipated need, and we will schedule a time to
train you on the usage of those rooms.
|BULBS & BATTERIES
We supply projection lamps, bulbs and batteries for media rooms
and technology throughout the campus. When placing an
order, please specify the location for this need and the
quantity of supplies requested. We maintain a limited
stock of supplies for immediate replacement needs; larger orders
take several weeks to process.
|EQUIPMENT REPAIRS & TROUBLESHOOTING
Please report all repair issues to the CSS Desk at x2255 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. A service ticket will be created and
one of our staff members will attend to the issue immediately.
More advanced technical issues may require an outside vendor to
come on site to service the technical issue; however, we strive
to resolve problems quickly and efficiently.
|TECHNICAL THEATRE SUPPORT
Media Services' support includes stages on campus, including the
PFAC theatre. Please contact
contact us for technical
assistance in the theatre.