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The Makery: Media Production

Guide with resources for The Makery in Rose and Carrier Libraries

Audio, Images, and Video Available

Copyright laws in the US determine which audio, images and videos you can use for free in your projects and research.  Like the picture above, the following sources are open source, in the public domain, or available through JMU for your free use: 

JMU has already paid for this content. You don't have to sign in or pay any fees. 

Public domain images, free for anyone to use.

Creative Commons licensed material. 

Dubbing Station

A Dubbing Station, where you can digitize, transfer and copy audio on cassettes, VHS audio/video, MiniDV and HDV tapes.

Adobe Creative Cloud

The Makeries purchase and provide a range of software for you to use in-house: 

The Adobe Creative Suite includes: 

  • Photoshop for image editing and composition 
  • Illustrator for vector graphics and illustration 
  • InDesign for page design and layout 
  • Audition for audio editing and processing 
  • After Effects for animations and effects
  • Premiere for filmmaking and video editing

Our workstations also provide:

  • Affinity Photo & Designer (image editing)
  • Final Cut (video editing)
  • DaVinci Resolve (video editing)
  • iMovie (video editing)
  • Comic Life (comic book creation)
  • SketchUp (3D design)
  • TinkerCAD (3D design)

Need to use Adobe programs, but The Makery is closed for the night?  The suite is also installed on the computers in Rose's 24-Hour Computing Lab!

Flatbed Scanners

There are high-resolution flatbed scanners available in Rose and Carrier.

Rose:  Epson Perfection V600 Photo

Dimensions: up to 17" x 22"

Resolution: 6400 x 9600 dpi


Narration Room

The Narration Room at Carrier Makery is a quiet, enclosed space where you can record and edit audio.  It's equipped with an Electro-Voice RE20 microphone, professional headphones, and a digital audio workstation running the Adobe suite, GarageBand, Izotope Ozone, and other industry standard applications.