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CSHD167: Video Remix Project

Media Production Support

Covid 19 Update 8-10-2020
Our recording room is closed and no equipment is currently in circulation.  We are in the process of updating our equipment and moving these items into circulation as quickly as possible.  For questions about remote recording, please contact 

The Tisch Digital Design Studio features a recording room (by reservation) for both video and audio recording.  The space comes equipped with:

  • Canon Vixia and tripod
  • Preset studio lights
  • Black backdrop/curtain and green screen wall for basic compositing work
  • 2 - Rode NT1 Cardiod Condenser mic for recording voice recording

For students wanting to borrow camcorders, microphones, or tripods for field recording, the Tisch Circulation Desk has a limited equipment pool for short-term loan at no cost.  

DDS Staff are happy to help orient students to all equipment located in our space or at the Circulation desk. 

Software Support

Covid Update 8-10-2020

In order to follow social distancing guidelines we have reduced our computers seats from 16 to 8.  Additional on-campus computers with Adobe Creative Suite and other media software installed can be found at Eaton lab or remotely accessing a machine via

Support while using the Studio will be available remotely via our chat widget found at

DDS supports 16 Mac workstations running a variety of media software including:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Audacity
  • Final Cut Pro X and other Apple products such as GarageBand and iMovie

Learning to use new software takes time and practice.  DDS offers select open workshops for those looking to get hands on training.  We also highly recommend signing up for and following their training videos for the software you are working in.  These video tutorials are comprehensive and cover almost every tool you’ll need to start working in a new software.  For instructions on how to sign-up check out this guide provided by TTS.  

DDS Staff is also available to help troubleshoot any questions you may have so don't hesitate to stop by!

Additional Resources

Below are some additional resources for tutorials, sound libraries and more!

LinkedIn Learning (aka Lynda)- Great short video tutorials that breakdown essential tools in software.  Login with your Tufts credentials.  Here this tutorial if you have questions on how to log-in for the first time.  

BBC Sound Library - great sound fx library

SoundCloud Advanced Search: Search for songs with Creative Commons Licenses

Online Video Converteran easy way to convert youtube files into mp4 or wav files for download

Free Sound- database of recordings release under Creative Commons