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Creating Video Projects

Shooting and editing video and borrowing cameras and other gear.


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.

Makerspace Take & Make


We have equipment to borrow, including cameras, microphones, 360 video cameras, virtual reality viewers, and many accessories. All of the Take & Make 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 & Spaces

the Lab: room 122

We also have computers with production and editing software available to all students, all day. The Makerspace Lab computers are located in room 122 on the first floor of the Library in the south east corner.

the Studio: room 120

The Studio (Library 120) is a space where you can shoot and edit video and audio and take photographs, including:

  • a video recording station with green screen
  • a portrait nook with backdrops
  • and a photography light box for shooting small objects with built-in LED lighting.

The room includes a variety of lighting options, backdrops, usb microphones, and a computer station (Windows).

The Studio is open for use anytime and can be reserved for the same week using the sign-up sheet outside the door. If the room is not booked, it is open to drop in use, just write it in on the sign-in sheet!


The Makerspace 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 Makerspace 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!