Studio 151

Created in 2006, the Humanities and Social Sciences Communication Studio, known as Studio 151, is located in 151 Coates Hall. This facility is a joint project between the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Communication Across the Curriculum (CxC), the Department of Communication Studies, and Screen Arts (formerly Film & Media Arts). Studio 151 enables our students to practice with media technology, with which to complement their study of film and media theory and history. Studio 151 functions as a classroom for several FMA/SCRN courses as well as a laboratory for students and faculty to work on research and class projects. Studio 151 is also used as a venue for workshops pertaining to digital media software and hardware, or tutoring sessions with CxC mentors.

students in Studio 151

Studio 151 hosts an annual short video festival as well as special events and workshops, which are open to all members of the LSU community. In 2006, we inaugurated the studio with a documentary video project, Revisiting Flaherty’s Louisiana Story, co-sponsored by the HopKins Black Box theatre and the Center for French and Francophone Studies. The project is a collaboration among FMA/SCRN faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and our guest artist, independent filmmaker Rob Rombout.  

Resources include:

  • Apple server and RAID array for hosting and data storage and retrieval
  • Apple Powerbooks and desktop computers equipped with non-linear DV editing (Final Cut Pro HD and iMovie) and other media software
  • An Apple G5 editing suite
  • Open-access Mac workstations available for individual or group video/audio editing, web design, graphic design, etc. (Final Cut Pro & iMovie)
  • Canon Mini DV Camcorders, tripods, HD flip cameras, GoPro cameras/accessories, and other AV equipment available for check-out
  • Tungsten Lighting kits
  • A sound recording booth (by appointment) and digital audio recorders
  • High definition projection, surround sound system, and front and rear projection screen for multi-media playback
  • One-on-one writing coaching for all LSU students in any major
  • Multimedia conference/presentation practice room equipped with automated presentation capture system
  • Filming & critique of oral presentations, speeches, and interviews
  • Assistance with creating videos, presentations, websites, posters, podcasts, etc.
  • Feedback on writing, speaking, and multimedia projects
  • Support with professional digital portfolio
  • 4K & HD screening capabilities in a theater-style setup 
  • Course enhancement support for faculty, including incorporation of Web 2.0 tools

Studio 151 is installed as a Wi-Fi Hot Spot. The FMA/SCRN and Communication Studies departments also maintain a library of feature and documentary films on DVD in the studio.

For more information on Studio 151's resources, policies, and check-out procedures, please visit Studio 151's page.