The School of Journalism includes a state-of-the-art newsroom, which functions as a working lounge and presentation and lecture space. The school houses two Mac computer labs with the latest software including Adobe Creative Suite and video and audio editing programs. Students have access to extensive offerings in interactive media, including 360-degree cameras, data visualization, and game design platforms, as well as documentary film and podcasting equipment. The journalism student lounge is available for students to relax, do homework, charge computers and phones, chat, and catch up on the latest news. The lounge is available for student meetings with a large table and ample chairs.
Experiential Technologies Lab
The lab encompasses high-end technology that fosters an environment of development and learning, drives independent and collaborative projects pursued by faculty and students, and supports experiential course work. Current work in the lab includes: biometrics-driven research with eye-tracking glasses, Shimmer and iMotion software; design research and digital storytelling with tools such as 360 VR cameras, Magic Leap, Hololens and Occulus Go; user testing with a one-way mirror environment, camera setups and high end computing. We strive to remove road blocks in the creation process, utilizing digital tools and new media to make emerging technology projects come to life.
The CAMD Media Studio in Shillman Hall is a cutting-edge facility that features the latest music and video technologies. Inside you’ll find:
27workstations with new high-end Mac Pros and 34″ ultrawide LG monitors. Editing applications include Avid Media Composer 8.3, Adobe Creative Suite, and Final Cut Pro X. All workstations are tied to an internal Avid ISIS server.
- An HD TV production studio with a full complement of equipment, including cameras, teleprompters, LED studio lighting, XPression graphics, and more.
- A green screen room that includes a state-of-the-art motion capture system. Frequently used by animation, gaming, Art + Design, and theatre students, this space also has a removable green foam-tile floor, so students can composite objects and people using a variety of software applications.
- A recording studio that allows music industry students to play and record at a professional level. This space houses a grand piano, drum set, DigiDesign C/24 mixing board, ProTools software, and a wide variety of professional microphones.
- A wide range of new field equipment, including traditional disk-based camcorders, DSLRs, audio recorders, LED light kits, microphones, tripods, stabilizer rigs, and more.
The facility also includes a classroom/lab consisting of 16 student workstations with recessed monitors, plus an instructor workstation tied into the projection system. Northeastern University’s Snell Library also offers training and editing facilities in the Digital Media Design Studio. Digital video cameras may be checked out at Infocommons in the library.