1. Tutorials
  2. Booking Video Equipment or a Suite
  3. General Contact and Hours of Operation

Located in 626 Southam Hall, The Media Commons features:

  • Soundproof, ergonomically friendly multimedia creation suites
  • Video camera kits available for loan
  • 27-inch iMacs loaded with video and photo editing software
  • Technical and creative support from TLS staff

Enhance your course with diverse media learning materials, produce a video or podcast for an assignment or create departmental promotional materials. The Media Commons can help you do it all!


Interested in improving the quality of your video recordings or Zoom calls? Watch this practical three-minute tutorial.

Ready to dive in a bit deeper? We’ve also produced a modular mini-series outlining the basics of smartphone videography/filmmaking.

Booking Video Equipment or a Suite

Book a Suite

Please contact Hasi Eldib to coordinate any assistance and book suites. Edit suites are limited to one person per suite. All staff will adhere to appropriate public health and university guidelines.

Book Equipment

Looking to borrow equipment? Complete this form below and we’ll be in touch shortly.

  • Please note:
    • Typical rental time is 24-48 hours, exceptions are made on a case by case basis
    • Equipment pickup and drop off times must be within regular business hours, the Media Commons is not open on weekends
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
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  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
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  • PLEASE BE PUNCTUAL as a staff member will be awaiting your arrival.
    (We accept pickups and returns from 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Please note our office is closed from 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • Provide a general summary of what your project is about including the elements your project will include. This helps us make the most suitable gear recommendations. (Examples could include, shooting interviews, covering an event or recording yourself making a presentation.)

General Contact and Hours of Operation

Main Office Location: 623 Southam Hall
Hours: Services are available 8:30 a.m. – noon, Monday to Wednesday, by advance booking. Additional hours may be available based on operational scheduling.
Phone: 613-520-3817
Email: mpc@carleton.ca