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Media Lab

Media Lab Location/Hours

The Media Lab is on the main floor of the Newtown Library.


Visit the space to work on your project. Staff are available to help answer any movie editing or research questions.



Mon - Thur 8am - 9pm

Fri 8am - 3:30pm




Media Project Steps

So you've been assigned a media project. What does this mean exactly?

A media project is one that includes elements other than text on paper. This could be a mashup (video or otherwise), Glogster, online timeline, Prezi, photo editing, game board creation or similar project.

For all of these types of media projects, the basic steps are the same:

1) Do some research. Trying to put together images, video and audio for a topic you don't know about is tough. Get the facts first.

2) Craft a general outline or storyboard. This is the flow of your media project. What will you cover first? Which order is the information presented in? What kinds of media might you need for these parts? (You can change your mind later!)

3) Gather all your media. Go to the "Find media" tab at the top to search for copyright-okay pictures, videos, images, and music.

4) Put together your project: Use the research and media in the order of your outline and add music and effects. 

5) Publish, export or save your project. The final step is to make your media project available for your professor or class to enjoy.

Creating a media project

If you don't have a Voicethread account and the box below has a message about signing in, you can view an imperfect copy of the presentation on YouTube: Making a Media Project