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Video Editing: Getting Started @the Library

Equipment, resources, and tools available at Addlestone library for video editing projects.

What You Need to Know about Making Video Projects at the Library

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​iMovie - Mac Computers

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Addlestone Library Production Lounge

The Production Lounge is a suite of 5 Mac computers on the first floor of the Addlestone Library that may be reserved by College of Charleston students, faculty and staff for digital scholarship and multimedia curricular activities (photo editing, audio editing, and video production). The Production Lounge provides access to Adobe Creative Suite and computers in the Production Lounge may be reserved for up to 5 hours per day and a total of 10 hours per week. 

In addition to the Production Lounge, the following items are also available for checkout to assist with multimedia projects:

For video project post production iMovie and Adobe Premiere are installed on all Mac Production Lounge computers. If you use iMovie or other video editing software in the Production Lounge please be aware of the following:

  • Production Lounge computers are available on a first come first served basis. However, users without reservations must leave when requested by an individual with proof of a valid reservation, i.e., a confirmation email of the reservation. Reservations have priority.  If you are using a Production Lounge computer without a valid reservation, you must leave when asked by a patron with a valid reservation. Please review the Addlestone Library Spaces policy for additional information.
  • The computers are public computers and your files may be deleted by another user. Please backup and store all of your original files. Google Drive, available as part of your College of Charleston Gmail is a good option​.
  • iMovie projects require planning to be worked on from multiple computers. Consider using an external drive for your project library if you need to be able to move your project around.
  • Please decide on the software and machine you wish to use BEFORE starting your project so that you can plan accordingly and request assistance if needed.
  • If you need to hear audio, please bring your own headphones.
  • Production Lounge computers are in an open area.  If you need to record a voiceover for your video, it is highly recommended that you reserve the One Button Studio in Addlestone Library.

A full list of software, resources, and tutorials is available at: https://libguides.library.cofc.edu/productionlounge.


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iMovie is installed on all Mac computers available in Addlestone Library Classroom 120. If you use iMovie in the Library classroom 120 please be aware of the following:

  • Addlestone Library Classroom 120 is only available for student use when it is not in use for scheduled instruction. Please check the calendar posted outside of the classroom for availability.
  • The computers are public computers and your files may be deleted by another user. Please backup and store all of your original files. Google Drive, available as part of your College of Charleston Gmail is a good option.
  • Consider using an external drive for your project library if you need to be able to move your project around.
  • Please decide on the software and machine you wish to use BEFORE starting your project so that you can plan accordingly and request assistance if needed.
  • If you need to hear audio, please bring your own headphones.
  • Room 120 computers are in an open area.  If you need to record a voiceover for your video, it is highly recommended that you reserve the One Button Studio in Addlestone Library.

 

PC Computers

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The Student Computing Lab is currently running Windows 10 and Windows Movie Maker is no longer supported.  Shotcut, a free open source video editing program can be downloaded to your personal computer and is available for Windows and Mac operating systems. If you Student Computing Lab PCs for creative projects, please be aware of the following:

  • The computers are public computers and your files may be deleted by another user. Please backup and store all of your original files. Google Drive, available as part of your College of Charleston Gmail is a good option.
  • Movie projects can not be worked on from multiple computers without planning. It is best practice to decide on the software and machine you wish to use BEFORE starting your project.
  • If you do not save your files to the "Thaw" space they will be deleted when you are logged out of the machine.
  • Sound is not available on the Student Computing lab computers. If you will need to hear audio, please bring your own headphones.
  • Student Computing Lab computers are in an open area. If you need to do a voice over for your video, it is highly recommended that you reserve the One Button Studio in Addlestone Library.

Scholars Studio Librarian

Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem M.F.A., M.L.I.S.'s picture
Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem M.F.A., M.L.I.S.
Contact:
Addlestone Library, Room 101
843.953.3604

How to Work on an iMovie Project from Multiple Computers

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