The Studio    

The Studio encourages exploration and practice of video and presentation skills with student-led support engaging with our faculty’s visual and oral communication efforts. It offers an exploratory space for visual and oral communication both in-person and virtually, and provides peer support for making videos, learning graphic software, recording audio, practicing presentations and more. The Studio space has equipment checkout, dedicated audio room, individual and group editing stations, a green screen, interview station, presentation station, audio mixing boards, and microphones for Aggies to use. We host the full Adobe Creative Suite software along with additional audio, video, graphic, and story boarding software.
What We Can Help With
What We Can Help With

The Hypermedia Lab offers complimentary, peer-to-peer media and presentation counseling for all TAMUG students. Our counselors are fellow students who contribute specialized knowledge from diverse majors and who have exceptional experience with media technology and presentation skills. We offer 30-minute sessions, that can be used for a multitude of needs for each student and can accommodate group projects. Our expertise encompasses the creation and presentation of multimedia projects, which includes storyboarding, filming, presentation coaching, video/audio editing, software/hardware tutorials, and script writing. We strive to give as much assistance as we can for any media project that a student may need. We have equipment and software that students may use to create their projects. The Hypermedia Lab hopes to enhance and encourage the usage of media in the classroom and in everyday life. For an appointment, please sign up for a time on TutorTrac.

The Studio can provide support across the full scope of a visual, oral, and/or multimedia project. This includes:

  • Planning: Storyboarding, Script Writing
  • Audio: Recording, Editing
  • Speech: Presentation Practice, Presentation Editing
  • Video: Editing, Recording
  • Professionalism: Headshots, Graphic Design

Resources available to assist with these projects include:

One Button Studio
The innovative 'One Button Studio' setup allows students with no technical or multimedia experience to quickly and easily create video content! Click here for instructions on using the One Button Studio.

The Hypermedia lab has created their very own lightboard. A lightboard is a very useful presentation tool that allows video presenters to write on the board and still be seen through it. This is great for anyone who wants to have a personal connection with an audience while still being able to actively communicate information in a visual manner.

Audio Room
The Hypermedia lab, in collaboration with Rudder Radio, have put together a great space for recording. The audio room is sound proofed and is treated for acoustics to help produce clean, professional audio tracks. There are 2 audio editing stations with additional access to microphones and required software.

Schedule an Appointment
Schedule an Appointment

All CALS services are scheduled via EAB Navigate.

Click here for details on how to schedule with us in Navigate!

How To Check Out Equipment
How To Check Out Equipment

Step 1: Equipment checkout is first come, first serve basis. Go to the Library Public Services desk and request the piece of equipment you would like to check out.

Step 2: If the equipment is available you will be required to fill out a form stating that you understand the costs associated with losing the equipment.

Step 3: Front desk staff will then ask you for your name or UIN and check out the equipment to your Library account.

Step 4: Return equipment with all parts and undamaged by or before the due date given to you by front desk staff.

Available Software and Equipement
Available Software and Equipement

Software Guide

  • Camtasia - gives you the tools to record your computer screen or import video recordings and then turn those recordings into professional-grade videos
  • Adobe Suite - Photoshop, Premiere, Aftereffects, Illustrator, Audition, Bridge
  • AudioBlocks* - The first subscription-based resource providing unlimited downloads of royalty-free production music, sound effects, and loops. Download anything you want, and use it in any type of project.
  • VideoBlocks* - a subscription-based video stock that provides unlimited download access to its users for royalty free content.
  • Graphicstock* - provides unlimited downloads of royalty free stock images, vectors, illustrations, icons, buttons and other graphics of all kinds.
  • Audacity - is a free open source digital audio editor and recording computer software application, available for Windows, OS X, Linux and other operating systems

*required to visit with a Hypermedia Lab consultant to use

Video and Audio Equipment


  • Canon T5i Kit - DSLR Camera
  • Canon T3i Kit - DSLR Camera
  • Canon T5 Kit - DSLR Camera
  • GoPro Kit - GoPro Hero 4
  • Tripods
  • Green Screen - Can be used in the Hypermedia Lab. May be checked out with advanced notice
  • Editing Stations/Software - 4 Computer stations loaded with editing software including the Adobe Suite, Camtasia, and more
  • Lights - 3 Point light system available for use in the Hypermedia Lab. May be checked out with advanced notice
  • Lightboard - A Hypermedia Lab prototype, great for filming presentations!
  • Editing Laptops - Laptops that are loaded with editing software including the Adobe Suite, Camtasia, and more


  • Yeti Microphone - Desktop microphone with Usb cable
  • Shotgun Microphone
  • Lapel Microphone - Clip-on microphone compatible with Canon T5i and T5 kits
  • Audio Room - Studio for recording audio. Soundproofed and ready for recording
  • Audio Software
  • 4-Channel Mixer
Tutorials and Guides
Tutorials and Guides
Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes

As a result of using The Studio services, students will be able to:

  • Identify the appropriate software and equipment needed to complete a project
  • Experiment with different types of media for their projects
  • Operate different types of software to edit and create their media
  • Operate and handle equipment to complete their projects
  • Construct a storyboard and timeline
  • Practice their public speaking and presentation skills
  • Examine different presentation methods
  • Compose a presentation

Faculty Resources

The Studio compliments your teaching efforts by supporting written, visual, and oral modes of communication. These tools can help you record a lecture, flip your class, upgrade your presentation tools and skills.

Media assignments and class efforts encourage students to work in groups to construct and express their knowledge or solve problems using modern communication platforms. Through integrating multimedia activities into the classroom, students can learn:

  • real-world skills related to technology
  • the impact and importance of different media
  • the challenge of communicating to different audiences
  • how to present information in compelling ways
  • importance of research, planning,  and organizing skills
  • significance of presentation and speaking skills
  • how to express their ideas creatively