Educational Media Support

Educational media support—including equipment, training, and troubleshooting—is available through UBC Studios and free to use for any faculty member’s for-credit courses.


A consultation meeting with UBC Studios

Media Consultations

At any point during a project when you feel media content may help in achieving your learning objectives, please feel free to contact UBC Studios for a consultation meeting. UBC Studios staff with backgrounds in both media production and education will be happy to discuss your objectives and guide you through the process of creating media content, including the following:

  • Grant Proposals – If you are planning to apply for educational or research grants such as TLEF, NSERC, etc. and foresee media creation as part of your proposed project, UBC Studios can help you with your proposal.
  • Scope, Production Format, and Budget – Considering your project objectives, UBC Studios will help explore different options and determine the scope of your project, recommend an appropriate format, and put together a budget.
  • DIY vs. Professional – Through media consultation, UBC Studios can help you determine whether you should create your media content yourself, produce it professionally, or use a combination of both.
  • 3D Digital Capture: UBC Studios is taking some specific faculty requests with its new, up-and-coming 3D learning service to create virtualized objects for teaching and learning.

Email UBC Studios at ubc.studios@ubc.ca to book a consultation.


Do-It-Yourself media support

DIY Media Support

UBC Studios offers different types of studio space and media training for Do-It-Yourself projects.

Studio Access

  • Lightboard Studio: In the Lightboard studio, you use neon markers to create an innovative video presentation using the learning technology called Lightboard.
  • One-Button Studio: The One-Button Studio is a simple yet reliable video recording tool that lets you create video presentations with the press of a button.
  • Audio Desk: UBC faculty and staff may access this general single microphone setup for audio voice-overs and basic podcasting recording.

Book your free studio session by emailing UBC Studios at ubc.studios@ubc.ca or calling 604 822 9800.

Media Training

UBC Studios organizes a variety of small media training workshops for you and your student helpers that focus on specific media-related topics such as lighting and general filming tips. If your team or your course requires media production training, email UBC Studios at ubc.studios@ubc.ca for available training workshops or to set up a customized session.

UBC Studios also provides DIY Media Support Sessions the last Wednesday of each month from 10-11:30 a.m. These sessions are helpful for planning to produce any video content (e.g., lectures) for your course, especially if you don’t know where to start. Check the CTLT Events listings for the next session.


Stationary camera filming a studio shoot

Small-Scale Productions

UBC studios offers limited professional media production service for undergraduate credit courses. Email UBC Studios at ubc.studios@ubc.ca to see if your project is eligible for this fully subsidized service.