Answered By: Alessandra Seiter
Last Updated: Apr 15, 2020     Views: 56

The Lamont Multimedia Lab is your one-stop shop for media creation and data visualization, including editing and production for audio and video. The Multimedia Lab offers loanable gear, computers with editing software, staff to answer questions, and periodic/on-demand workshops and training opportunities.

In addition to the Multimedia Lab, the following Harvard resources provide access to recording locations, tools, and/or support.

Location Name Harvard Affiliation Google Maps Location Who can use? Recording Location, Tools, or Both? How to Book Tools Available Cost Notes
Cabot Media Studio Cabot Science Library Link All Harvard affiliates Both See website to choose studio, then email to schedule a time 2 studio spaces with professional sounds, camera, and lighting gear (no microphones) Free Reservations are managed by a staff member, not a computer (i.e. no responses outside of normal business hours)
Media Production Center Faculty of Arts & Sciences Link All Harvard affiliates Both Email Kevin McGowan Professional multitrack recording studio Free recording for Harvard affiliates; Equipment rental for $20/hour; Post-production services at cost
iLab Media Studio Harvard Innovation Labs Link All Harvard affiliates Both Book at this link Professional audiovisual equipment and recording studio Free
The greater Boston area also offers a number of recording locations and tool rentals, much of which is available to the general public at a relatively low cost (with scholarships sometimes available).
Location Name Google Maps Location Who can use? Recording Location, Tools, or Both? How to Book Tools Available Cost Notes
Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) Link Anyone Both Reserve in person or over the phone Multitrack recording studio, field recording equipment, editing software, distribution Free for members; memberships available for $100/year for Cambridge residents or $300/year for nonresidents  
Podcast Garage Link Anyone Both Online reservation system on website Professional studio with 4 microphones, audio field kit $1/minute in studio; $40 for full day with field kit ($60 on weekends) Professional space for great impression on guests; sound engineer will start session for quality assurance
Somerville Media Center Link Anyone Both Email, call, or visit in person (details here) Portable and studio audiovisual production equipment, editing software (details here) Free for members as long as program airs on Boston Free Radio; memberships available for $75/year for Somerville residents or $115/year for nonresidents