• The CMP offers training sessions for media production, including Digital Music Composition, Final Cut, Photoshop, and Streaming Media.

• The Audio Recording booth allows you to record professional quality audio in Soundtrack Pro and Audacity.

• The Duplication booth
in C/03 allows you to duplicate copies of a DVD,
and burn MiniDV, S-VHS
or VHS to DVD.


The Center for Media Production, located in the Alumnae Gymnasium, is a site dedicated to media production and video conferencing. The Center offers support for video and audio production, with a television studio, video production lab, audio recording booth and a wide assortment of equipment including 30 digital video cameras, digital photo cameras, digital audio recorders and production support gear available for checkout.

CMP Equipment Checkout

The use of CMP production equipment is limited to Smith College students, faculty, and staff working on academic projects. 5-College students taking a Smith College media production course may use CMP equipment for the semester that they are enrolled in the course. A current Smith College or Five College ID is required for checkouts. Available equipment includes digital video camcorders, digital audio recorders, digital photo cameras, wireless microphones, and lighting kits.

Digital Video Lab

The Digital Video Lab has a teaching station, Extron control system, projector and 12 video-editing workstations with Final Cut Studio, Adobe CS5,and iLife. This space is used for classes as well as individual work during non-class hours.

Television Studio

Studio cameras and microphones along with a camera mixer/switcher in a spacious 24' x 28' studio with a 15' ceiling and lighting grid, and floor lighting provide a versatile studio for the production of video programming. Chromakey blue and green curtains allow for unlimited backgrounds.

Video Conferencing

The CMP videoconferencing room provides interactive exchange of video, voice and data with other facilities within the Five College consortium and around the world.