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BASEMENT CREATIVE LAB

The Basement Creative Lab is Provo City Library's audiovisual production space. Find us in the west basement tunnel just inside the Academy entrance from the parking garage. 

GETTING STARTED

Maybe you're making a podcast or recording an audiobook; maybe you're hoping to be the next YouTube sensation. If you're interested in using the Basement Creative Lab for your next project, here's what you need to know. 

  • Users must have a Provo City Library card in good standing.
  • All users must attend the "Intro to Studio Production" class prior to making their first reservation. 
  • Users must complete and sign a Basement Creative Lab User Agreement.

WHERE TO FIND US

The Basement Creative Lab is located in the west tunnel of our underground structure. The easiest way to find us is to park underground near the Academy Entrance and then enter the building. There is a large mural surrounding the doorway that makes us hard to miss. 

If you're entering from another part of the library, go to the second floor of the Academy Wing and take the west elevator down to the parking level. The Basement Creative Lab is at the end of the hallway. 

REQUESTING STUDIO TIME

To request studio time, complete the following steps: 

  • Go to our room reservations page and select "The Basement Creative Lab" in the drop-down menu. 
  • Choose the date for your requested reservation from the calendar on the left.
  • Select a time range under the heading Basement Creative Lab.
  • Select which lab equipment/resources you want to use.
  • Hit the "Reserve Now" button and follow the steps to provide your contact and other relevant information.
  • A lab technician will contact you about your request. 
  • All requests must be made at least seven days in advance.
  • Individual users or user groups are entitled to 8 hours of studio time per month. This could be one eight-hour session or multiple shorter sessions. 
  • If you are more than 15 minutes late, your reservation may be canceled. Please call/email us at the Creative Lab if you will not be able to keep your scheduled time.

USING AN EDITING STATION

Editing stations are equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud, DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X, and more specialized programs. 

Media stations are located in the first floor of the Rogers Wing alongside our public computers. 

To reserve an editing station, complete the following steps:

  • Go to our room reservations page and select "Media Stations" in the drop-down menu. 
  • Choose the date for your requested reservation from the calendar on the left.
  • Select a time range under one of the headings for "Multimedia Editing Station."
  • Individual users or user groups are entitled to 4 hours of reserved time per day.
  • If you are more than 15 minutes late, your reservation may be canceled.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Sat, Mar 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Basement Creative Lab
This basic class is your gateway to using the Basement Creative Lab.

Wed, Mar 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Basement Creative Lab
Get to know our audio equipment!

Wed, Apr 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Basement Creative Lab
This basic class is your gateway to using the Basement Creative Lab.

Sat, Apr 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Basement Creative Lab
Get to know our audio equipment!

Wed, Apr 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Basement Creative Lab
This basic class is your gateway to using the Basement Creative Lab.

Basement Creative Lab Equipment

The following is a list of all the equipment we have for use in the Basement Creative Lab.

Cameras
Black Magic Pocket Cinema 6K

Canon XA11 Camcorder

Panasonic GH5 DSLR
Includes Metabones speed booster
Lenses
Prime Lenses
35 mm
24 mm
85 mm
50 mm
Sigma Zoom Lens
50-100 mm
18-35 mm
Camera Accessories
Manfrotto MVH502A Tripod

Tripod Dolly

Autopilot Gimbal

Lilliput Camera Assist Monitor

Tablet Teleprompter

ATEM Mini Production Switcher

Audio
Sound Isolation Booth

Zoom H8 Recorder

Wired Microphones
Shure PGA 52
Shure PGA 56
Shure PGA 57
Shure PGA 81
Dynamic Mic SM58 (Shure)
Dynamic Mic SM57(Shure)
AT2021 Cardioid Condenser Mic (AT)
AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Mic (AT)
RE320 Dynamic Caridoid Vocal (EV)
Shotgun Mic NTG-2 (Rhode)
XM8500 Dynamic Carioid Vocal (Behringer)

Wireless Lav Mic
Sennheiser AVX-ME2
Soundboard

Stands and Mounts
Mic stands
Boom Pole
Broadcast Arm
Shock Mounts
Pop filters
Drum Mounts
Grip/Electric
LED Panel Lights
FL-40 LED Panel Kit
300W LED Panel Kit (Bescor)
95W LED Panel Kit (Bescor)
LED600 PLF400B Flood Light Kit (Dracast)
30W LED Panel Kits Series 5 (Dracast)
Kino Flow
4-bank
C-Stands

Disk and Umbrella Reflectors

300 W Tungsten Lights

Appleboxes
Various sizes
Backdrops
Greenscreen
Canvas backdrops
Cables and Cords
HDMI Cables

XLR Cables


CHECKING OUT EQUIPMENT

The Basement Creative Lab includes a small collection of circulating equipment to record projects outside of the library. 

  • Users must have a Provo City Library card in good standing.
  • Complete the necessary online tutorials for each piece of equipment you'd like to check out.
  • Complete and sign a Basement Creative Lab User Agreement. 
  • All circulating equipment checks out for one week; late fees are $25 per day. Equipment may be checked out and returned at the Circulation Help Desk. 
  • View a schedule and reserve equipment

Go Pro Camera with a blurred background

GOPRO KIT

This kit includes a GoPro Hero 5 Black, a video microphone, small tripod, and all the necessary cables and adapters to get you going. 

GOPRO TUTORIAL

Zoom Recorder

ZOOM RECORDER KIT

This kit includes a Zoom H4N recorder, one microphone and windscreen, and all the necessary cables and adapters to get you going. 

ZOOM H4N TUTORIAL


Camera on a tripod with a blurred background

CANON REBEL T6 KIT

For the budding photographer, this kit includes a Canon Rebel T6, two zoom lenses, and a variety of batteries, cables, and adapters. 

REBEL TUTORIAL


CONTACT US

Please keep in mind that email is the fastest and most effective way to reach us. 


LABORATORIO CREATIVO