Department of Creative Multimedia: Educational Multimedia Center (MLC 632)
DCM provides a variety of academic and promotional Multimedia services to San Antonio College, one of the Alamo Colleges, which includes video recording of classroom lectures, guest speakers in the classroom or in the auditorium. DCM is equipped to edit and duplicate in digital formats. Faculty also make use of our TV studio to record student presentations. Faculty may contact us to arrange for our services to establish video/tele-conferencing programs or meetings.
A video work order form can be found here. Please provide the following information:
- Contact person & phone number
- Date/Time of event
- Brief description of activity
- Department account number
Recording a classroom lecture can be an important tool for learning. It lets a student review materials, view a missed lecture, or a special presentation. To schedule a recording session, call (210) 486-0589 or stop by our facility in MLC 632.
TV Studio Recording
A state-of-the-art TV studio is available for student presentations, demonstrations, interviews, lectures, classes, etc. The studio is equipped with three cablecast quality cameras, a control room, stage, props, and classroom seating. All talent must sign a release form before the recording session. There is no charge for the general use of the studio; however, some more involved projects may involve a cost. Clients may bring their videotape, DVD or charge one to a department account. Appointments are made on a first come, first served basis. Please schedule your TV recording session at least two weeks in advance.
On/Off Campus Recording
Some projects require location recording either on or off campus. The nature of the project will determine the timeframe, equipment needed, and if additional costs will be charged to the department such as travel, lodging, food, or specialized equipment.
DCM is the central hub for distribution of the Alamo Colleges credit videocourses programs, K-12 Districts news magazines, and special educational programs for the City of San Antonio. Programs are broadcast on Time-Warner Channel 98 and Grande Channel 23. See Distance Education for a list of video courses and times.
The Education Channel - inTV
Following deregulation of the cable industry in Texas, the City of San Antonio asked the Department of Creative Multimedia of San Antonio College, one of the Alamo Colleges, to cablecast the educational calendar announcements and programming on their Education P.E.G. Channel (Time Warner Ch 98, Grande Ch 21 and AT&T U-verse 99) for the community. inTV is operated by San Antonio College, one of the Alamo Colleges, as a public service to the education community 24/7 annually.
DCM offers limited program duplication services for instructional purposes. Programs can usually be duplicated within a week, depending on the number of duplications and number of pending requests. Duplication jobs are completed in the order in which they are received. There is no charge for labor. However, there is a charge for the DVDs and other supplies. DCM complies with U.S. copyright laws.
Programs recorded by the DCM are edited in-house. Editing assistance is provided to faculty who arrange with DCM to have student projects edited. Different digital formats can be used for multimedia presentations.
DCM Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
DCM Main Phone: (210) 486-0589