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Creating Video Projects

The guide to shooting and editing a video.


This guide is designed to help you with your next video project. There are many resources to help you both within the Library and online. This guide has several pages for the different parts of creating a video. Use the navigation menu (to the left or top on mobile devices) to find some pointers on getting started on your project.

The Digital Media Lab also has equipment and software that you can use for your project. You can also set up one-on-one appointments with us or attend a SkillShop to learn more about shooting and editing videos.

Digital Media Lab

The HSU Digital Media Lab (DML) is here to help you create video, audio, photo, and web-based projects.


We have equipment to borrow, including cameras, microphones, 360 video cameras, virtual reality viewers, and many accessories. All of the DML equipment is available to borrow at the Checkout Desk on the first floor of the Library. Items can be borrowed for 72 hours and all equipment is free to use.

Computers & Software

We also have computers with production and editing software available to all students, all day. The DML computers are located in the Library Makerspace on the third floor of the Library across from Special Collections.


The DML also offers instruction on learning about the equipment and software needed to create your projects. Through regular face-to-face and asynchronous at-your-own-pace SkillShops and special events, the DML is the place on campus to learn about digital media. Interested in creating digital projects? Not sure where to start? Looking for some inspiration? We can help you get new ideas, get your hands on great equipment and software and learn about new tools. Contact us to learn more or to set up a one-on-one tutoring session.

Tim Miller, Digital Media & Learning Librarian - dml@humboldt.edu - 707.826.4959

To find the best equipment for your project and to see if it is available, choose from the options in the main menu (to the left or above on small screens). 


Online SkillShops

If you are looking for more in-depth tutorials on creating videos, we have some Online SkillShops that cover the complete process. You will also earn a badge for each SkillShop you complete!

Contact Us

Tell us your ideas! We'd love to learn how we can help you with your next project. If you have purchase suggestions, tutorial or workshop requests, need a space or want to meet up with others to share ideas: let us know!