Mason Media Lab Opens Today

Posted: May 14, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

The new Mason Media Lab (MML), featuring high-end audio and video technology for faculty, staff, and students developing multimedia projects for clients, has a grand opening today from noon to 2 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room 311.

Demonstrations of the lab’s capabilities, which include web design and development, motion graphics, digital video, digital audio workstation with composition capability and CD/DVD production workstation, will be given, the lab’s web site will be introduced, and refreshments will be served. Lab features include a 40-inch scanner, a 60-inch wide-screen presentation monitor, and a separate sound booth. There are 12 workstations in the new lab, 9 of them with Macs.

Student interns and mentors are being hired to serve as specialists who can help train project teams on equipment and software, says Jack Boyko, lab director. “The atmosphere is designed to give users an experience at a professional level of multimedia production, similar to what they would find outside the university,” he says.

Boyko stresses that, unlike other computer labs at George Mason, the MML is not a walk-in lab. Projects must be proposed and approved before lab use is scheduled. Because the lab requires fees to operate, first priority will be given to faculty/staff/student team projects supported by external grants, second priority to team projects funded internally, and third priority to funded projects without a student team.

For more information, call Boyko at x33859.

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