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Digital Media Lab

This guide is to help you learn how to create digital media projects

Call for Applications

Job Announcement

Deadline is open until filled. If you see this announcement, we are looking for interns!


The Digital Media Lab (DML) wants to help you share your passion for creativity, digital projects, social justice or sustainability. The DML is now accepting internship proposals to help you:


Create exciting digital projects - Help other students learn digital skills - Design your own workshop - Explore and experiment with new technologies - Find new ways of creating and communicating


If this seems interesting, we encourage you to apply for Digital Media & Learning internships that are project-based or focus on teaching and learning.


Project Internships will provide interns with hands-on experience creating a project that connects your passions with your professional goals, community, or academics. If you have an idea, we want to discuss it!


Examples of digital media projects include (but are not limited to) video, websites, web applications, audio, photo, and emerging technologies such as 360-degree video, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Projects with a focus on social justice or environmental sustainability are preferred.


Teaching & Learning Internships will provide interns with experience in designing and leading a SkillShop and in creating teaching and learning materials. Interns design face-to-face and/or online tutorials to help other students create digital media projects. If you want to share your knowledge or passion with the HSU community, we want to work with you!


The HSU Digital Media Lab is a space where all students, staff and faculty can work on and get assistance with creating digital media projects, such as video, audio, photo and web-based projects. The DML houses a variety of software, including Adobe Creative Cloud, Camtasia, iMovie and GarageBand. The DML also provides a variety of equipment for checkout, including video and still cameras, microphones, digital recorders, 360-degree cameras, and more. In addition, the DML hosts SkillShops, events and drop-in services to spark creativity and assist people with their projects. Whether you are working on a class assignments or creating a project on your personal time, the DML is an integral space on campus for developing and learning about digital media projects.


DML Interns will be paid commensurate with the project they propose or are invited to work on. Project Interns will receive a $200 stipend upon completion of the project as agreed upon when the project proposal is accepted (agreement is made before the internship starts). Teaching & Learning Interns will receive $200 stipends to design and facilitate one (1) SkillShop two (2) times in a semester. Lead Instruction Interns will help coordinate and train Teaching & Learning Interns and will receive stipends commensurate with the number of interns and workshops they coordinate (minimum $200).

Proposal Process:

Submit a resume, including 2 professional or academic references.

Include a short (3-5 sentences) description of your idea and any relevant links or media.

Email to or deliver to Tim Miller: Library Room 307

Deadline is open until filled.

If you see this announcement, we are accepting proposals!

DM&L Intern Showcase

Fall 2018

Carlos Lemus

Carlos created a training video for Scholars Without Borders during the Fall 2018 semester. He conducted interviews to capture the personal experiences of undocumented and mixed status students at HSU. He then edited the footage into a short video to be used in trainings for educating HSU staff, faculty, and student staff and leaders about how they can support undocumented students. Carlos worked with Scholars Without Borders because he enjoys helping people get equitable access to the resources they need for their success.

The previous semester, Carlos worked as a facilitator for the Scholars Without Borders trainings and took that experience and knowledge to inform his process for crafting this video. He used the GoPro Hero 6 Black camera with the built-in microphone and edited his footage using Camtasia.

The things that went well:

  • Conducting multiple interviews with the same person created a better rapport with them and uncovered responses that wouldn't have been caught with just one conversation.
  • Using openly licensed music to set the tone of the video was a great way to make the video more emotionally engaging.
  • Using text annotations on the screen was helpful to highlight important ideas, clarify complex concepts, and was also useful in determining out how to organize the various clips.

Things he learned for next time:

  • Room setup -- make sure to mitigate any noise (close any windows because it's hard to know when a truck may drive by) and shoot away from a sunny window.
  • Provide the interviewee with the questions beforehand so that they can think about their answers.
  • Editing takes a long time! Be organized and write out an outline with the questions.

Special note: In order to respect and preserve the anonymity of the interviewee, the video Carlos created is not publicly available. If you are interested in learning about the experiences of undocumented and mixed status students at HSU, we encourage you to attend a Scholars Without Borders training (events are listed on the SWB website as needed).

Spring 2018

Student Snapshots

Rosibeth Cuevas, Grecia Alfaro, Phil Santos and Vanessa Cota created these video shorts as part of the HSU Student Snapshots project, which was showcased at the 2018 ideaFest.

Fall 2017

Spring 2017

Fall 2016

What is the DML?

The Digital Media Lab offers workshops, one-on-one support, equipment and software for students, faculty and staff to create digital projects. Whether it's learning how to use Google Slides, 360 video or editing audio, we are here to help you with your next project.