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Create Audio & Video for Education (CAVE)

Audio, video and graphics can be developed for teaching, tutorials and presentations using the media equipment available in the Library (CAVE) .

What is the CAVE?

CAVE stands for Create Audio and Video for Education. The CAVE Studio is located in the Library, room 4142.

This room is designed to assist SIUSOM faculty, students, residents and staff with the development of audiovisual material for teaching and learning. The CAVE provides equipment and software not readily available throughout the School of Medicine.

Projects that can be completed in the CAVE include:

  • Tutorials or modules
  • Video Lectures
  • Multimedia presentations including audio and video clips
  • PowerPoint presentations with enhanced features
  • Podcasts
  • Digital flipbooks and newsletters
Close up of the CAVE Studio wall sign.
The CAVE has sound dampening walls and a double monitor setup with a professional headset and microphone provided.
Dual monitor computer in the CAVE being used to edit audio and video in Premiere Pro and Audacity.
Audio-Technica headset on top of a Focusrite Audio Interface. A desktop microphone is attached to the Audio Interface.
Close up of a Focusrite USB Audio Interface showing the different knobs for audio tuning.
Wacom drawing tablet and stylus on a table next to its box.

Tips for a Successful Visit

  • Be detailed about your project needs when making your booking and let us know if you will need librarian assistance.
  • Bring a flash drive or other media to save your work.
  • Have the audio, video, or text files you need to edit readily accessible from your flash drive or the cloud.
  • Review the available software in the CAVE to see which program might suit your needs.
  • Give yourself enough time to complete your project or book multiple sessions, if necessary.
  • Watch or review basic tutorials for the software you intend to use.
  • Be respectful of the space and keep it clean for the next user.

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