Brief Description of the Facilities

Introduction

The Media Arts Centre is the media production facility for the School of Arts,

All of the equipment and practices used in the Media Arts Centre are of broadcast quality and comply with industry standards.

The technicians, tutors and lecturers who staff the Media Arts Centre are all practising industry professionals.


Facilities

Five Computer Labs and Six Video Edit Suites

Ever growing and evolving list of computer hardware and software to provide the tools required to take location captured audio, video and photos or merely ideas and transform them into stunning web, game, radio, sound, still image or video productions.
Hardware interfaces such as Virtual Reality glasses, gesture capture interfaces, midi keyboards and interactive pen displays enable productions to be designed for an interactive world.
Software for things like image manipulation, creating 3D worlds, multilayer compositing, titling, game engines, page layout, generating special effects, and altering and mixing sounds.

Journalism News Room

A meeting room to discus the legal and ethical implications of stories and distribute work that will be covered in the stories written and uploaded to our news website: http://www.thebouncenews.com
Computer lab where the items recorded in the field are refined before being added to the website.

Two Surround Sound Edit Suites

Multi-speaker workstations to create surround soundscapes that can be used in audio, video and interactive productions.

Three Studio Spaces

Controlled Environments to enable the focus to be on the correct sound and/or lighting without the distractions and anomalies of the real world.

TV Studio

Multiple cameras to allow the complete capture of live events.
Green Screen to enable the use of virtual sets or to allow the impossible to appear to happen.
Autocue to enable the presenter to appear as knowledgeable and confident as possible.
Specialized hardware to allow Real-Time titling and multilayer compositing.

Sound Stage

Flash and dimmer controlled lighting to provide the appropriate light to achieve the goal, be it a photographic portrait or a living room set.
White Cyclorama, backdrop paper and white floor all used to create the illusion of infinite space.
Black Curtain to allow the foreground subject to be highlighted.

Audio Control Rooms

Two of the studios can be used to allow multitrack recording and mixing of bands, radio plays, audio dialogue, Foley sounds or even whole orchestras.
Specialized computer control interfaces to allow emulated analogue mixing in a digital environment.

Four Radio Studios and Mobile Radio Desk

Digital radio desks allow the mixing of multiple audio sources in a number of locations into one magazine style radio program.
The desks are fully customizable to allow talkback between the studios and allow interaction with phone callers.
Current link to Radio Fremantle 107.9 enables the broadcast of a live show to a wider audience.
Shows can also be broadcast on the internet and an archive of these shows can be heard on this website: http://radio.murdoch.edu.au

Three Teaching Spaces

The three teaching spaces are equipped with audio visual and computer equipment to allow the presentation of teaching material in a interactive and relevant way.


Location Equipment

Huge collection of portable equipment available to capture the real world, with everything from clothes pegs to motion picture quality cameras.
The specifics of the equipment can be seen by authorized users following the links on this page.


Contact Details

Level 2 Education and Humanities Building 450
Murdoch University
90 South St,
Murdoch WA 6150

Phone (+61 8) 9360 7482

If visiting the Media Arts Centre use this map to park in the ticket parking bays of Car Park 7C. If you will be visiting for a whole day rather then purchasing tickets from the machine go the Student Centre and purchase a day ticket and park in a red or green bay.

To see a floor plan of the building visit this page.