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Media& Workshop Series

Learn about media making around campus and explore free tools and equipment through a series of workshops by local experts.


Workshops are offered every semester for members of the Harvard community. Faculty and Teaching Fellows can request any of these workshops for their classes. 

Showcase: Available Media Equipment

Learn about cameras, mics, and other media equipment that you can borrow from Lamont and Cabot through the Harvard Library Technology Loan program

Get Started Creating Media

Everything you need to get started with a new podcast or short film. Learn about story development, project planning, script writing, storyboarding, and determine your equipment needs.

Podcasting 101

From finding inspiration to editing and publishing a podcast, learn the basics of making podcasts and using audio. Discover Harvard resources and support for getting started in this popular medium.   

Lighting Basics

What are Key, Fill, and Rim lights? Who is Kelvin? Come learn about the fundamentals of lighting your subjects for still photography or video and how to make your stuff look great.

Immersive Design: Concept-to-print workflows using virtual reality
November 19th, 10:30am-11:30am, Cabot Library Instruction Room

Explore the benefits of immersive design and learn how to fabricate physical outputs from virtual materials using Harvard Library resources. Registration required.


Data Visualization Workshop Series

Workshop topics include Design Principles for Data Vizualization, Intro to Intermediate Tableau, Data Vizualization using RAWgraphs, and moreSign up to get email updates on our visualization workshop series.

Adobe Premiere

Learn how to use Adobe Premiere for storytelling & video editing.

Copyright, Fair Use, & Protecting Your Work

Learn about fair use and copyright as it pertains to media you use and create. What can you use, and how.


Learn how to use Audacity to edit your podcasts and audio recording projects.

ESRI StoryMaps Hands-on Workshop
Tuesday, October 22th, 10am-12pm, in Lamont B30

Attend a hands-on workshop on ESRI's StoryMaps and learn how to create stylish presentations, digital exhibitions, and compelling narratives with all types of media and data, cartographic and otherwise. Registration required. Offered by the Harvard Map Collection.

Ongoing Trainings & Office Hours

During the academic year, the Library offers opportunities to meet, collaborate, and learn from each other in technology-specific open office hours.

Media Studios Drop-In Open Hours

Making a podcast? Want to record video using a green screen? Learn what you can do in the Cabot Media Studios every Monday, 2-4pm. Can't make Monday afternoons? Email to schedule a 20 minute training.

AR/VR Studio Training [Coming Soon]

Come to the Lower Level of Cabot to learn more about AR/VR and try out immersive experiences. 

All Things Podcast

Bring your podcasting projects, questions, and inspiration to Lamont 310, every other Tuesday between 2pm and 4pm. We will help with audio editing, pre-production planning, effective interviewing skills and other narrative techniques. Runs September 10th-December 20th. 

AR/VR Studio Office Hours

The AR/VR studio is closed during the Cabot renovation. It will be reopening on the Lower Level of Cabot in the Fall.

Adobe Premiere Office Hours

Bring your Adobe Premiere projects, questions, and inspiration to Lamont 310, every other Wednesday, between 3pm and 5pm. Runs September 19th-December 20th.

Tableau Office Hours

Bring your Tableau projects, questions, and inspiration to Lamont 310, every other Tuesday between 2pm and 4pm. Runs September 17th-December 20th.

GIS and Mapping Office Hours

Need help making maps and using spatial data? Have a question about using GIS or finding the right method for your task? Come to Lamont's Media Lab on Level B every Wednesday between 2pm and 4pm. If you can't make it, email Offered by the Harvard Map Collection.

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