Located in the Hub Building (B863), the VCA & MCM Digital Hub provides opportunities for experimentation, research, training and collaboration with various forms of digital media. These workspaces encourage and support students in the creative application of technology across both the visual arts and music practices. The VCA & MCM Digital Hub is available 7 days a week* to students and staff working in all disciplines across the Faculty.
*Digital Hub staff are available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
DIGITAL HUB STAFF
The Digital Studios are supported by staff Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Staff work across the faculty and are in high demand so it is encouraged that an appointment be made to ensure that time & resources can be dedicated to your project.
Monday to Friday 9.00am–5.00pm
T: (03) 9035 9163
M: 0481 013 359
Andrew can assist you with digital & analogue photography, video, digital printing & 3D printing.
Monday & Tuesday 9.00am–5.00pm
T: (03) 9035 9455
Rosie can assist you with video, digital photography, printing and desktop publishing.
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00am–6.00pm
T: (03) 9035 9240
Alex can assist you with audio production, sound recording and surround sound mixing.
OPEN ACCESS DIGITAL WORKSHOPS
Software training & digital process workshops are held once a week in the Digital Hub. These sessions introduce applications such as Final Cut Pro, Photoshop & Indesign. Classes on equipment operation (e.g. Blackmagic Design Cinema Cameras) are also presented. Other sessions/topics can be arranged on demand so please contact staff with any queries.
Please note that Digital Hub staff will now be teaching software only to groups. Due to the high demand of requests it is no longer possible for staff to continue teaching software one-to-one. It is encouraged you attend these sessions if you are interested in learning digital processes or contact staff to organise a group workshop.
Time: Tuesdays 12–1.30pm (during weeks 1–14 of each semester)
- 12–12.30pm - Staff are available in the studio to answer any general questions
- 12.30–1:30pm - Presentation of the day's workshop topic
Location: Room 105 (Digital Studio 1), Building 863 - Hub Building Southbank
Students from all disciplines are welcome to attend
Semester One schedule:
- 28 February: Introduction to video editing & Final Cut Pro X
- 7 March: Introduction to Photoshop, Scanning & Printing
- 14 March: Introduction to video editing & Final Cut Pro X
- 21 March: Introduction to the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera
- 28 March: Introduction to video editing & Final Cut Pro X
- 4 April: Introduction to Photoshop, Scanning & Printing
- 11 April: Introduction to Indesign
- 2 May: Introduction to colour grading video with Final Cut Pro X
- 9 May: Beyond basic Photoshop & working with a DSLR camera
- 16 May: Introduction to the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera
- 23 May: Advanced video editing with Final Cut Pro
- 30 May: Advanced image editing with Photoshop
- 6 June: Web presence (making and managing a website)
DIGITAL HUB FACILITIES & SERVICES
Medium resolution pigment inkjet printing on NON-ARCHIVAL Epson Enhanced Matte paper.
Sizes: A4, A3 A2, A0 (Borderless printing is not available on A0 prints).
Pigment inkjet printing (archival):
Sizes: A3, A2 and roll (44”/110cm wide).
Papers: Canson Platine (semi gloss/satin) & Canson Rag Photographique (matte/smooth rag).
High Dynamic Range (HDR) scans from film via an Imacon Flextight Scanner. Supported film formats include: 35mm, 120 (medium format) and 4x5 (large format). Booking is required in order to ensure that the film holders are made available. The scanner is located in Digital Studio Two (Room 1.04 Building 863).
Epson V700 flatbed scanners are available for film & document scanning. Additional A4 & A3 sized scanners are also available for document scanning. No booking is required for flatbed scanning however scanners can be reserved by contacting staff at email@example.com
3D printing is available to all VCA & MCM students and can be arranged by appointment. A consultation with Digital Studio Staff is recommended to look over your file before printing. Visit the link below for detailed information on print pricing, file setup instructions, templates, manuals etc.
HOW TO PAY FOR PRINTING
Payment is required BEFORE printing and is made via the VCA Materials Shop (online eCart system). Click on the links below:
The VCA & MCM Digital Hub also supports a five channel video system (5 x 50” LCD flat panel displays with surround sound). The Screen Space is located in the foyer of the Hub Building and is available to all students and staff for exhibitions of video & new media works. Exhibitions generally run for a week but other times can be arranged (e.g. for a group tutorial or a specific performance etc). Please contact staff for more information.
Equipment can be borrowed from the Faculty Equipment Store located at the rear of the Film and TV Building (B861, enter via the driveway on Grant Street). Please note that bookings are not excepted via phone or email; you must book and borrow/return all equipment in person.
- Nikon DSLR Cameras
- Black Magic Pocket Cameras
- Black Magic Cinema Camera
- Sony, NEC and Mitsubishi projectors
- Media players
- Tungsten lighting kit with stands
- LED Lighting kit with stands
- Zoom H6 sound recorder
EQUIPMENT LOAN TIMES
Pick up: 10:00–11:00am Returns: 2:00–3:00pm
(Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri)
OTHER GENERAL INFORMATION
Internet access is available in all the Digital Studios as well as the Lenton Parr Library and throughout the campus on your on device via UniWireless. Please visit wireless.unimelb.edu.au to configure your personal device to the UniMelb wifi.
A4 black & white laser printers are available in Digital Studio Two, C>Lab and outside the EMB Multimedia Teaching Lab (Room 222 Building 860). Colour laser printing and photocopying is available in the Lenton Parr Library. These printers are managed by UniCard and instructions can be found at the UniCard access points located beside the printers.
The Digital Resources Student Guide, printing pricelists & setup guides, equipment/software manuals etc can be found on the Digital Studios Server (accesible via the desktop of all Digital Studio computers) or it can be downloaded from the link below. General enquiries can also be made via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Digital Resource staff are not affiliated with IT services and cannot assist you with general IT related issues.
Visit Ask Unimelb or call (03) 8344 0888 for general IT issues.