Cabot Media Studios

Everything you need to produce high-quality audio and video recordings.

Welcome to the Media Studios

Located on the lower level of Cabot Science Library, our two self-service media studios have everything you need to easily make high-quality audio and video recordings. You can take your video files with you on a USB drive after you finish recording.

Studio Equipment

Cabot Media Studio A has a green screen available.
Cabot Media Studio A has a green screen available.
  • Grey and green screen backgrounds
  • Overhead or rear view camera perspective
  • Completely controllable through a Crestron touch screen
  • A ceiling microphone
  • Additional mics
  • Studio lights


Before booking a media studio you must complete a 30-minute training session.

  • Drop-in trainings are offered Mondays through Fridays between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. 
  • Trainings are also available by appointment Mondays through Fridays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Contact to set up a training time.


Once you are trained, you may book either studio for up to 2 hours. Read about the specific equipment available in Media Studio A and Media Studio B to find out which one best suits your needs. 

You can check the media studios calendar for booking availability. 

When you're ready to make a reservation, email at least one week in advance with the following information:

  1. Which studio you would like to book
  2. A short description of your project
  3. Preferred dates and times for use
  4. Setup requests and special technological needs

Media Help Hours

Cabot's media studios are largely self service. Student media consultants are available to help and offer drop in trainings during the academic year.

  • Monday through Sundays 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. except Friday 12 p.m.-6 p.m. 

Things to Know

  • Media Studios are available for all members of the Harvard community to use.
  • Food or beverages are not allowed in the studios.
  • Rooms may be reserved for a maximum of two hours at a time.
  • Reservations for consecutive, concurrent, or recurring meetings are not permitted.
  • The reserver takes full responsibility for loss or damage to equipment, cables, cameras, furniture and all other items in the studio. Fines will be assessed by Harvard Library for any damage detected, and can be levied up to one month after the reservation is completed.

Services We Offer

Drop by during our help hours and one of our student media consultants can show you how to use our equipment or software, or help you with your own machine.

We also offer other ways to get help.


A consultation is the best way to get personalized help with a project or get more in-depth questions answered.

Workshops & Classes

We regularly hold custom workshops for groups of three or more. Email us with your topic of interest and we'll start the planning process.

Email Help

Have a quick question like: "How do you do that in the Media Studios?" Send us an email and we'll get back to you with possible solutions.