Welcome to the Digital Creation Studio

The Wando Mount Pleasant Library features a Digital Media Studio and two edit labs. These spaces were designed for patrons to create high-quality digital productions for professional or personal use. Uses include:

  • Headshots
  • Family portraits
  • Video testimonials or oral histories
  • Product photography
  • Music recordings
  • Post-production (Video and photo editing)
  • Graphic design
  • More
Meet Our Studio Manager

Julian Gooding
Digital Creation Coordinator
(843) 805-6888
[email protected]

Meet Your Library: Julian Gooding
Rules and Procedures
  1. The Digital Media Studio and Edit/Design Labs are open to Charleston County Library cardholders 16 years and older. Ages 13 to 15 years old are allowed when accompanied by an adult.
  2. Users must follow the CCPL Code of Conduct at all times. 
  3. The Digital Media Studio and Edit Labs are open and available to patrons who have completed the orientation (please read “Orientation” section for more details).
  4. Email Digital Creation Coordinator Julian Gooding at [email protected] to inquire about availability and to make a reservation (Please read “Digital Media Studio and Edit Labs Reservation” section for more details.)
  5. Reservations cannot be made more than 30 days in advance and only one reservation per patron can be taken at a time.
  6. If you would like to request assistance or advice about your media arts project, e-mail [email protected] to book an appointment.
  7. Hourly time blocks will be determined during appointment scheduling.
  8. A maximum of four (4) persons (who have completed orientation) are allowed in the Digital Media Studio.
  9. For group recordings, up to three (3) guests are allowed in each Edit Lab, as long as they are accompanied by a user who has completed the training.
  10. In order to be courteous to other patrons in the library, live music recordings must be pre-approved by the studio manager. Requests can be made by emailing or calling.
  11. Users must wear headsets when listening to audio in the studio and edit labs. 
  12. A light must remain on in all production areas during the session.
  13. Doors should not be propped opened.
  14. Users must report any broken equipment to a staff member immediately.
  15. The chairs and equipment in the Digital Media Studio can be moved, but the computer desk and cabinets must stay in place.
  16. Users must supply their own external digital storage device or store media to a private cloud server. All media content stored on computers is erased when computers are logged off.
  17. Users may not connect any other personal equipment or download additional software without prior approval.
  18. No obscene, violent or inappropriate content may be recorded, edited, designed, downloaded or generated in any form. Violators will be banned from use.
  19. No food or drinks are allowed in the Digital Media Studio or edit labs.
  20. Please keep the doors closed. If you need to step out momentarily, please close the door and ask a staff member for re-entry.
  21. Windows on doors are not to be covered.
  22. Users must follow breakdown procedures for the equipment and batteries must be placed back on chargers.
  23. If you are doing commissioned work, we ask that you do not receive payment while on library property.
Equipment

The following equipment is available in the Digital Creation Studio:

  • Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera with Tamron Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto AF 28-75mm Autofocus Lens
  • Canon XF400 4K UHD 60P Camcorder
  • Manfrotto MVH500A Fluid Drag Video Head tripod
  • Shure MX150 Subminiature Lavalier Microphones
  • Shure SM58/57 handheld Microphones
  • Headphones
  • Bescor FP-312T 3-Point LED Light Kit with Light Stands
  • Universal Tablet & Smartphone Teleprompter
  • Photo and video backdrops in black, white, and chroma green (size: 10 x 12 feet)
Edit Labs

Both edit labs include the following equipment. Below is the unique equipment in each lab.

  • Adobe Creative Suite including Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Affer Effects, Audition, Acrobat, Dimension, Character Animator, Dreamweaver, Lightroom, Media Encoder, and more.
  • USB audio interface
  • Shure SM27 Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Edit Lab 1:

  • Acoustic guitar
  • Keyboard

Edit Lab 2:

  • Product photography table and light shed
Orientation

Before using labs or studio, patrons must present a valid library card and complete an orientation overview of the digital facilities. Orientation is approximately 20 – 30 minutes, but times may vary depending on specific areas of interest.

We understand that some patrons may have knowledge on many of the production tools or software applications available in our creation facilities. So that you may gain a full understanding of what is required or that we may better support your creative needs, an orientation is necessary before you begin using the studio or labs.

The orientation is not a class. We will be presenting a variety of specialized programs from beginner to professional to help you develop your media arts skills. The orientation will cover the equipment in the studio; setup and breakdown; software and file storage, policies and procedures; and how to reserve a room.

If a patron is not able to attend any of the scheduled orientations, they may make an appointment with the Digital Creation Manager, Julian Gooding at [email protected]. Although walk-in orientations are welcome, it is best to schedule an appointment.

Digital Media Studio and Edit Labs Reservation

All studio and lab use are by reservation only. To schedule an appointment, please call 843-805-6888 or email [email protected]. Email is preferred as we are often supporting the needs of our patrons. The Digital Creation Manager will respond within two to three business days.