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Multimedia Services - Instructional Video Production

Learn about Multimedia Services and video production to support course instruction and academic programs.

Video Production Services

On-Campus Video Recording

All production services are available, including:

  • Outdoor filming. Ideal for simple productions and can accommodate small groups. To get started, please complete the video services request form.
  • Indoor filming. Presenters can film in our studios for large Learning Glass and professional green screen format videos, as well as other creative formats, with support by a technician during the filming. To get started, please complete the video services request form.
  • Studio U. No cost self-service recording is available with remote and in-person support while users are in the room to ensure a successful recording and options for limited in-person contact.

Remote Video Recording

Multimedia Services is available to consult with faculty on best practices for making instructional videos at home using webcams and other recording equipment such as phones, tablets and consumer cameras. We've also assembled a list of recommended recording equipment that individuals/departments can purchase to facilitate remote video production.

For a consultation, please email for more information.

Professional Video Production

For videos that need to make an impact, Multimedia Services offers a complete video production solution.

Video Studio

Faculty record online content in our campus studio, which features:

  • A teleprompter for easier delivery of pre-written scripts
  • A tablet for slide annotation or image interaction to add an extra level of audience engagement
  • Professional lighting and audio equipment to create the best looking and sounding video possible
  • Filming by video specialists who know how to properly capture video, allowing faculty to focus on their material instead of production


Expert editing creates a seamless, professional quality product. Our professional video editing services are available remotely on a pass-through basis with staff labor billed to a department index. To get started, please complete the video services request form.


The Multimedia Services team at ETS usually passes through the costs (mainly labor) of producing videos. If faculty or staff do not already have department or grant funding available, ETS can suggest some grant opportunities. If funding is an issue, ETS has a small amount available through an approval process to support projects that serve the university’s educational mission.

Studio U

Studio U is a self-service video and screen capture studio for faculty and staff use. With easy-to-use controls and high quality results, you'll be able to make engaging video content for your courses or campus communications.

Kaltura-Canvas Integration

UCSD partners with Kaltura to help faculty create, edit, and deliver videos within Canvas. Instructors can leverage the tools within the "My Media" "Media Gallery" sections of their courses to film and publish high quality videos on their own, though ETS can provide support if needed. For more information about Kaltura, including how to perform a variety of functions yourself, visit the Videos in Canvas section.


Though instructors can access Kaltura’s features through their courses in Canvas, all UCSD community members with active directory credentials can use MediaSpace. MediaSpace provides access to screen recording software and editing tools, and provides ways for users to share videos to folks outside of the university. Check out our MediaSpace documentation to learn more about what you can do in MediaSpace.

Video Styles and Examples

Learning Glass

Take traditional lecture content using a chalkboard or dry-erase board and give it a new perspective with the innovative Learning Glass approach. Maintain student engagement while demonstrating complex content in a creative way.

Green Screen

If you normally use slides, on-screen demonstrations or other types of rich visual media in your presentations, our green screen format is an easy transition to online videos.


Our team has all of the tools needed to produce professional looking location videos.

Aerial Footage

If you want state-of-the-art aerial footage shot with a professional drone, ETS can capture it for you.

Animation & Graphics

Intros/ outros, lower-thirds, character animation, motion graphics, and kinetic typography creates a professional look and illustrates your subject matter.

Need help? Contact the Multimedia Services team at or use our request form.