Friday, March 30, 2007

Gonna Make you Sweat

The library is upgrading one of the air handlers that affects the Information Commons on Monday and Tuesday, April 2 and 3. Ultimately, this airflow upgrade is expected to improve circulation within the Commons rooms and help with temperature control. But on the days the work is being done, we expect the Commons to be considerably warmer than usual and it may get unfomfortable. We've been told that the lab probably won't be affected, but you never know with these things, so you might want to wear light clothing if you need to work in the lab or in the commons on those days. You can email if you have any questions or concerns.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Glossy Paper Deficit

[Update: We're back in business with all the glossy paper you could ever need.]

We're all out of glossy paper for the poster printer. We've ordered more (5 rolls, in fact, so we won't run out again for the rest of the school year.) We're hoping to have it Thursday or Friday of this week. We do still have plenty of matte paper. Otherwise, we recommend Kinkos or Campus Copy if you're in a hurry and you have your heart set on that glossy look.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

College House Film Festival 2007

The 2007 College House Student Film Festival is still seeking submissions. There's a $500 prize, so I'd say it's worth entering. You can even submit a film that you made for a class in the last calendar year. Maybe you don't think your movie is good enough? Well let someone else decide. You've got nothing to lose and $500 to gain.

All films should be turned in to Ryan Crocetto, House Coordinator in Fisher Hassenfeld College House, by 5pm this Friday, March 23. Ryan's mailbox is located at the Information Center of Fisher Hassenfeld, Room 103, Class of '87 in the Quad. For submission forms and complete rules, see

Friday, March 16, 2007

34th Street Cover

Our very own Keith McKnight created the cover for this week's 34th Street insert in the Daily Pennsylvanian. Keith made it in Photoshop, right here in the Digital Media Lab. Congrats, Keith!

We have the issue of 34th street, along with an enlargement of the image, hanging on our bulletin board for those of you who'd like to take a closer look.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Black and White Printer is Down!

[Update: The black and white printer is back up and running in the lab, thanks to the good folks in the Library's IT department.]

The black-and-white printer in the lab has been on the blink since late last week. We've called it in for service. In the meantime, you can continue to run b&w print jobs from the lab, but you will need to go out to the printers in the Information Commons to swipe your PennCard and get your documents. We hope to be back up and running ASAP.

The color printer and poster printer are unaffected.

Lab will be unavailable...

Hey guys. We're holding some classes in the lab over the next couple weeks, so it will be unavailable:
  • Tuesday, 3/13 from noon-2pm
  • Wednesday, 3/14 from 10am-n00n
  • Thursday, 3/15 from noon-1:30pm
  • Tuesday, 3/20 from 1:30pm-3pm
  • Thursday, 3/22 from 3pm-4:30pm
  • Tuesday, 3/27 from 1:30pm-3pm
Sorry for any inconvenience!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

More iMovie Workshops

The first set of iMovie workshops were so successful that we've decided to hold a few more, hoping to meet the demand.

You'll create and edit your own movies, right here in the lab. You'll be learning to capture video from a DVD, VHS tape, or from your own video camera. You will learn to organize or delete video clips, add a new soundtrack, add subtitles, and create special effects. You will also learn how to create a professional-looking DVD with menus that will play in your home DVD player so that you can share your masterpiece with others.

This is also a great opportunity for anyone interested in the Mashup contest, but who hasn't had the video-editing skills they needed.

The class lasts 2 hours, and will be held the following times:

Tuesday, March 6, 12 to 2 pm
Wednesday, March 7, 10 to noon
Tuesday, March 13, 12 to 2 pm
Wednesday, March 14, 10 to noon

Be sure to sign-up online to reserve yourself a spot.