Television and digital studio
The television and digital studio in the Taylor Education building provides live and pre-recorded audio and video production and streaming services for UK students. With areas for both virtual and solid-state production, the multi-cam space includes everything a professional studio can offer, including a cyc wall, chroma screen, monitor positions, teleprompters, wireless microphones and an IFB system. The control room contains a TriCaster Elite 2 video switcher with built-in streaming capabilities to all popular platforms, including Twitch and YouTube. It also includes a Yamaha audio board with MP3 player, an editing station with Adobe Suite and a producer pod with IFB talkback control.
The multimedia studio, in 6A of Blazer Dining, provides audio recording space for both groups and individuals. The studio provides a four-channel, four-microphone setting for groups in with additional options for patching in Bluetooth participants with relevant audio editing software. The space additionally provides a vocal isolation booth and green screen track curtains for video standup. Contact email@example.com for more information.
The Rupp Project is a 20,000 square-foot studio, production center and learning/research laboratory near Rupp Arena in the Central Bank Center in the heart of Lexington. A partnership between the UK College of Communication and Information, UK Athletics and JMI Sports, the state-of-the-art facility and high-tech collaborative space will provide students opportunities to work side-by-side with professionals producing broadcast news, sports programming and promotions, and other digital content for distribution.
Anticipated completion: Fall 2024.
The Cornerstone is a laboratory for students with coursework in video game design and development, and other related programs. This state-of-the-art facility provides opportunities for students to explore design, development and game play in the rapidly growing professions of eSports and virtual gaming.
Blazer Dining Classroom Building
Multiple classroom laboratories exist on the second floor of Blazer Dining featuring large screen MAC computers for visual and digital design, video editing, photo editing, print design and layout, and other creative assignments. The Adobe Creative Suite and other programs are available to provide training and experience with applications used by career professionals.
Drone Flight Lab
A major component of the JOU 377 Drone Journalism class is the Flight Lab. It is during this time that students take the controls of a drone and learn how to fly it in a safe manner and use it for photography and video recording purposes. The flight lab is held on a sports practice field adjacent to the UK Softball Complex along Alumni Drive.