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Consultants Are Standing By
We’re here to help: IMEX Lab support via the Media Commons hotline will be operating under normal hours while the University is closed for in-person business. Inquiries received outside these times will be handled in the order they were received, usually in one day.
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Hours for all options: Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-9:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm-9:00 pm
Service + Resource Availability
✗ Viewing parties/use of headsets in the Lab
✗ Access to Oculus VR stations
✗ Lending of 360º video cameras + other equipment
✓ Access to/consultation on the Experience Catalogue (via Zoom)
✓ IMEX Lab resources overview workshops (via Zoom)
✓ 360º video editing workshops + consultations (via Zoom with Adobe apps)
✓ 360º video viewing support/orientation on headsets (via Zoom)
✓ Remote storyboard reviews + rough draft critiques (via Zoom)
✗ Lending of 360º video cameras, headsets + other equipment
✗ (where applicable) Access to viewing pods
Get Yourself Connected
The University has a standard video conferencing platform that is free and accessible to every Penn State student, faculty and staff person: Zoom. Zoom makes it simple to connect from wherever you are to anyone, anywhere. You can use Zoom on your personal computer, tablet or phone – or launch it from many lab and classroom computers that feature audio and video capabilities.
While access to IMEX Lab equipment and editing stations may not be possible at this time, these tutorials will provide useful information for those with their own hardware as well as students, faculty and staff working on 360º video on their personal computers.
Final Cut Pro
Free Adobe Software
Penn State students, faculty and staff have access to all of Adobe’s software – from photo editing powerhouse, Photoshop to video editing tools Premiere Rush and Premiere Pro to design tools like Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat – all free of charge. These applications allow everyone access to computer lab software anywhere, anytime.
Storyboard Review + Rough Draft Critique
Although these sessions are commonly offered remotely already, many classes may be transitioning one or both to a remote model. Check with your consultant for specific details for your course, especially if you are switching from an in-person option.
360º Storyboard Resources
Rough Draft Resources
Looking for great content to engage your students?
IMEX is hard at work developing a comprehensive Experience Catalogue, organized by discipline, that makes it is easy for faculty to find content that will be a perfect fit for their courses. Take a look at what we’ve found so far – and submit a suggestion for other materials that you want to see.