Available Technology

As a Klein College of Media and Communication student, you’ll have access to the most up-to-date equipment, facilities and software for both instruction and production. Work with the latest camera equipment, editing software and media in a hands-on learning environment, and when you graduate, you’ll be ready to join a cutting-edge workplace.

Klein College is outfitted with the technological tools needed for the production, research and teaching of all disciplines of communication studies.

Audio Studios

Get hands-on training with sound-editing equipment in Pro-Tools equipped studios. Students and faculty can use the latest sound recording and editing equipment.

Access to the audio studios are prioritized in the following order.

  • students currently enrolled in Klein College production courses
  • faculty preparing materials for Klein College courses
  • faculty and staff preparing creative projects that are not-for-profit

Students may also use the Music Lab and Sound Booths in Temple’s TECH Center.

Klein College’s audio studios are located in Annenberg Hall, rooms 117 and 118.
Hours: Monday–Thursday: 10:00AM – 10:00PM, Friday 10:00AM – 6:00PM

  • Check out of Audio Suites must be done in the Post Production Lab (Annenberg Hall, Room 18) with a vaild TU ID and must be returned 30 minutes prior to closing.

Video Production

Equipment Office

Reserve and borrow the film and video gear you’ll need to learn and complete your course work. Because the equipment office is not an instructional facility, you must consult with faculty first for instruction if you’re unfamiliar with how to operate the equipment.

Klein College’s Equipment Office is located in Annenberg Hall, Room 101.
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact

Angelena McCloskey, Video Systems Coordinator
Annenberg Hall, Room 101
2020 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-1495
Email: angelena.mccloskey@temple.edu

Post-Production

Post Production resources at Klein College of Media and Communication include editing stations, color correction suites, sound mixing rooms, and animation suites that are used by students and faculty in Klein College and TFMA programs for a wide ranges of projects. The Post production lab houses 16 Apple iMac workstations equipped with a variety of peripheral devices for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. Students also have access to Adobe Creative Suite software, including Photoshop and After Effects, as well as dedicated software for encoding, audio sweetening, color correction, and graphics. When you arrive to use the lab, you must check in at the front desk with a valid TU ID. (Please see the section below for Audio Suite usage procedures.)                                      

Access to the Post Production Lab are prioritized in the following order:

  • students currently enrolled in Klein College production courses
  • faculty preparing materials for Klein College courses
  • faculty and staff preparing creative projects that are not-for-profit

Students may also use the Video Editing Stations housed in the university’s TECH Center.

Klein College’s Post Production Lab is located in Annenberg Hall, Room 18.

Hours: Monday–Thursday: 10:00AM – 10:00PM, Friday 10:00AM – 6:00PM

NOTE: The lab is closed on university holidays and during semester breaks.

Contact

Post Production Manager
Annenberg Hall, Room 18

Phone: 215-204-8568
Email: postprod@temple.edu

TV Studios

Take advantage of Annenberg Hall’s three fully equipped studios for broadcast performance, TV direction and videography. The first two studios, TV1 and TV2, are used in basic broadcasting course work. TV1 is a digital facility, and TV2 is an analog facility.

The third studio, TV3, is a state-of-the-art digital broadcast news studio that features Associated Press’ Electronic News Production software and a CNN news source feed. TV3 is used for higher-level broadcast news and performance courses and is the broadcast facility for Temple Update, the university’s student-run news program.

Klein College’s TV studios are located in

  • Annenberg Hall, Rooms 104–105 (TV1),
  • Annenberg Hall, Rooms 102–103 (TV2), and
  • Annenberg Hall, Rooms 108–109 (TV3).

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

NOTE: Studios are only available for classes.

TECH Center

Temple University’s 75,000-square-foot TECH Center includes specialized graphic design, music composition and video editing labs.

The TECH Center’s Multimedia Studio is a flexible, open studio space intended for multidisciplinary student use. It’s open to all Temple students at varying skill levels. Typical uses for the studio might include

  • small-scale video production (interviews, video podcasts, etc.),
  • group audio recordings,
  • still photography shoots and
  • internet2 videoconferencing.

The studio is approximately a 12' x 18' room with acoustic glass windows, echo-reducing foam tiles on the walls and sound-reduction insulation. It’s equipped with

  • four ceiling-mounted video lighting rigs with dimmer switches;
  • a backdrop frame with green screen and black and white backdrops;
  • a Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM professional HD camcorder and tripod system;
  • Mac stations with the following software installed: Adobe Creative Suite (CS5), including After Effects, Audacity audio editing software and ProTools audio editing software); Final Cut Pro video editing software;
  • a MOTU HDX-SDI SDI, HDMI and analog video interface for Mac;
  • a Tote Vision 5.6″ 16:9 monitor (NTSC/PAL/RGB/HDMI);
  • a Mackie Onyx 1640i 16-channel FireWire recording mixer;
  • various microphones and accessories, including an Audio-Technica AT-875 shotgun microphone kit and a Shure PG Series dual wireless lavalier microphone system; and
  • a Behringer TRUTH B2030A active two-way reference studio monitor.

You can reserve the Multimedia Studio in advance by calling 215-204-9898 or by visiting the Central Consultant Desk on the 2nd floor of the TECH Center. The studio may be booked up to three hours at a time. During non-peak periods, additional hours (in increments of one hour) may be added, with the prior permission of the TECH Center on-duty manager.

Like all other TECH Center facilities, the Multimedia Studio may not be scheduled for classes or other ongoing events.

When you arrive to use the studio, you must check in at the Consultant Desk. If you haven’t used the Multimedia Studio before, you might get a brief orientation prior to using it. TECH Center staff provide general technical support and troubleshooting on the equipment.

For more complex technical questions, you may be asked to schedule a consultation at a future time. Specialists may be available during limited hours (typically Sunday–Friday, 12 p.m.–9 p.m.).

The Multimedia Studio is located in the TECH Center at 12th Street and Montgomery Avenue, Room 106.
Phone: 215-204-9898

Hours vary throughout the semester and are extended during peak times.

IT Support Office

Klein College’s IT Support Office provides technical support for classrooms, faculty, labs, staff and students. If you have an issue with your desktop system or laptop, contact this office before calling Computer Services’ Help Desk. If IT Support is unable to solve your particular issue, they will refer you to the person or department that can.

Klein College’s IT Support Office is in Annenberg Hall, Room 1J.

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact

Robert Velez, Director of Information Technology
Annenberg Hall, Room 1J
Phone: 215-204-2092
Email: velez@temple.edu

Other Temple University Technical Resources

Help Desk

If you have a technical issue and cannot reach the Klein College IT Support staff, the university’s 24-hour Help Desk can assist you. The Help Desk handles everything from being locked out of your computer or email to answering questions about Microsoft Word.

Temple’s Help Desk is located in the TECH Center, 12th Street and Montgomery Avenue.

Contact

Request for help should be submitted via the Request Help tab on Computer Services’ homepage.
Phone: 215-204-8000
Email: help@temple.edu

Knowledge Base

You can also access Temple’s Knowledge Base online anytime and get answers to many of your tech-related questions.

More In This Section