FMC Redesign Update 9-8-21

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We are happy to share that we are in the final steps before the construction begins in the Faculty Multimedia Center. We also have some important dates to pass along. View the timeline below for more information. We will adapt the timeline if anything changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the FMC at fmc@ucf.edu.

FMC Physical Space Closed

As expected with construction projects, we’ve had some changes to our timeline. It’s been updated below but on September 16h, 2021, the FMC closed the doors to its physical space for this project. Please reach out to us by email (fmc@ucf.edu) if you need assistance or have any questions.

September 16, 2021

FMC “Closed”

The physical FMC will be unavailable. We will still be reachable by email, phone, virtual appointments, or if you spot us around Classroom Building 1.

September 16, 2021
October 6, 2021

Construction Begins

Demolition and construction of the space will begin. We will all take a moment to reflect on all the memories made there.

October 6, 2021
January 31, 2022

Inspections

If all goes according to plan with construction, inspections of the new construction will begin.

January 31, 2022
February 7, 2022

Equipment Setup

FMC staff will be setting up equipment throughout the month of February.

February 7, 2022
March 4, 2022

Soft Opening

Our goal is to offer a soft opening March 4th. We all know how construction can go so we will keep you updated.

March 4, 2022

Availability

You may see less availability on our booking form as we will be using some days to pack and remove the rest of the furniture and equipment from the space. In October, we will be begin offering our reduced services. Our staff will still be present in the building for booked appointments but we will not have a drop-in space available. We request all appointments be booked ahead of time.

Booking Appointments

Appointments available Monday through Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Schedule Appointment


What Appointments and Services Will Be Available During Construction?

  • Lightboard
  • Photos with limited availability and limited backdrop options (these will need to be booked at least a month in advance so we can reserve a space)
  • Editing and recording station (audio and/or video)
  • Wacom tablet
  • Media digitization of VHS, Hi8, cassettes, or 35mm slides (of non-copyrighted materials)
  • Camtasia 2021 (remotely and in-person)
  • Virtual Appointments or training sessions on Zoom, Panopto, and other media-related technology
  • 360-degree cameras and tour creation software (remotely and in-person)

What Will Be Unavailable During Construction?

  • Workshop space and lecture capture equipment
  • Large flatbed scanners
  • Kodak high-speed scanner

What Will Be Available In the Redesigned FMC?

  • 3D printers + scanners
  • VR headsets + VR capable computers
  • 360-degree cameras and tour creation software
  • Active learning workshop space with laptop cart
  • 3 lightboard recording spaces
  • Video recording and editing
  • Media digitization
  • Photography
  • Collaboration spaces