Media Studios

Film and broadcast in our studios

We regularly accommodate media requests for live, on-camera or audio-only faculty interviews. HD Broadcast level studio facilities are available at no cost to broadcast outlets. IU Bloomington and its IU-Radio/Television Services (RTVS) unit offers technical coordination assistance.

Schedule an interview

To arrange a studio interview on the Bloomington campus, contact George Vlahakis at 812-855-0846 or vlahakis@iu.edu or Steve Hinnefeld at 812-856-3488 or slhinnef@iu.edu.

To arrange a studio interview on the IUPUI campus, contact John Schwarb at schwarbj@iu.edu.

Bloomington media studios

For broadcast television

IU-RTVS offers a single HD camera “headshot” broadcast television studio facility with IFB and microphone, complete with HD 1080i fiber transmission (2-way). The fiber transmission path is from the IU-RTVS master control (on the Bloomington campus) to sister PBS affiliate WFYI-Indianapolis. WFYI can turn around fiber transmission to “The Switch” for outbound worldwide reach. Requesting broadcast networks are responsible for directly coordinating transmission path turnaround with WFYI-Indianapolis and “The Switch,” including any associated fees.

Note: IU-RTVS also maintains SD fiber transmission (1-way only) from its master control to the four network commercial broadcast television stations in downtown Indianapolis.

For IP-based Skype interviews

IU-RTVS offers a single HD camera Skype interview capability, with IFB and microphone, from the same “headshot” studio.

For broadcast audio-only

IU-RTVS offers audio-only interview capability from either its “headshot” studio or from NPR radio affiliate station WFIU (on the Bloomington campus). Transmission is via ISDN connection. More details are available upon request.

IUPUI media studios

The IUPUI Communication Technology Laboratory is made up of several areas in Cavanaugh Hall containing equipment for the production of audio, video, photography, and graphics.

The media studio contains all the necessary equipment for studio-based video production, audio recording, and studio photography. It includes three HD cameras, one teleprompter, one LED/LCD monitor, nine microphone lines, four output headphone distribution amplifiers, lighting equipment, and assorted set and prop pieces.

Multipurpose Lab

The multipurpose lab is the hub of the communication lab. It includes an audio record booth and four digital workstations that are equipped with Final Cut, Adobe, Microsoft, and other software applications.

Control Room

The control room contains all the necessary equipment for studio-based video production, video editing, and multi-track audio production. The engineering area also supports limited video duplication.