ACU Learning Studio

ACU Learning Studio The Learning Studio provides pro-grade media gear and fully equipped collaboration spaces for students and faculty at Abilene Christian University.
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Stop by the front desk during regular library hours to check out equipment, and reserve a group room instantly at acu.edu/ls. If you need a place to edit media, just claim a seat in our Media Lab, featuring upgraded iMacs with Adobe Creative Cloud and other pro production software. Questions? Just ask. Our professional staff features some of the campus's top media producers, and we're happy to pass on our knowledge. Send us a message here or email [email protected].

Mission: The Learning Studio supports students and faculty at Abilene Christian University as they live, learn and communicate in a media-driven world.

Operating as usual

Wednesday, Sept. 16, is your next chance to get certified for our most in-demand camera, the Canon 6D. The virtual train...
09/09/2020

Wednesday, Sept. 16, is your next chance to get certified for our most in-demand camera, the Canon 6D. The virtual training workshop starts at 4 p.m. and will last about 30 minutes. The session link will be in our bio closer to the date. See you there!

Don't receive Learning Studio emails? 📬 Shoot us a DM with your full name and ACU email address to stay informed and be ...
09/07/2020

Don't receive Learning Studio emails? 📬 Shoot us a DM with your full name and ACU email address to stay informed and be the first to know about exciting announcements!

Meet Deanna, our Training and Support Manager, new to the crew this year. She is working on her Master's in Counseling P...
09/02/2020

Meet Deanna, our Training and Support Manager, new to the crew this year. She is working on her Master's in Counseling Psychology, runs her own photography business, Deanna Lynn Design, and loves dancing! You may see her in classroom trainings or helping around the Studio.

Meet Matt, our Filmmaker in Residence and newest full-time staff member. He comes to us from Midland, TX, where he serve...
08/31/2020

Meet Matt, our Filmmaker in Residence and newest full-time staff member. He comes to us from Midland, TX, where he served as a Visual Arts Director. Previously he lived in LA working in film and TV production. His feature documentary, Finding Home in Boomtown, just completed it's film festival run and received several awards. You may see him filming around campus telling ACU stories!

Meet Kit, Media Assistant and senior graphic design major! His favorite movie is Jurassic Park.
08/25/2020

Meet Kit, Media Assistant and senior graphic design major! His favorite movie is Jurassic Park.

Welcome to campus! We are so glad you’re here, and have worked hard to make it a safe environment for everyone. 🎙 Our me...
08/24/2020

Welcome to campus!
We are so glad you’re here, and have worked hard to make it a safe environment for everyone.
🎙 Our media checkout pool is open for academic use.
🖥 Our spaces may be reserved for 45-minute time slots. Max capacity is 2 per room.
🙋🏻 Our front desk is staffed with Media Assistants ready to help you with your next media project.
Stop by and say hi! 👋🏽

It’s not every day we get to snap a glamour shot of a celebrity!•••Photo by: @marcelainphotog Edited by: @thequeentut  @...
08/13/2020

It’s not every day we get to snap a glamour shot of a celebrity!



Photo by: @marcelainphotog
Edited by: @thequeentut @ ACU Learning Studio

Light is everything. ✨This self-portrait was taken by @renmlphoto. Professional studio or brother's bedroom?... Who can ...
06/23/2020

Light is everything. ✨
This self-portrait was taken by @renmlphoto. Professional studio or brother's bedroom?... Who can tell.

Direct your creativity toward what interests you.•Designed and created by @smolshadystudios, using her tablet to draw st...
06/16/2020

Direct your creativity toward what interests you.

Designed and created by @smolshadystudios, using her tablet to draw straight into Adobe Photoshop.

The best camera is the one you have on you. All taken on a Galaxy S7. • • 📷: @wandering_river
05/26/2020

The best camera is the one you have on you.
All taken on a Galaxy S7.


📷: @wandering_river

"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic." - Albus Dumbledore. We're loving this ...
05/20/2020

"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic." - Albus Dumbledore.

We're loving this creativity from @kelsea.renae! She used Adobe Lightroom to edit the individual photos, then moved them over to Photostop to compose this image.

Be bold. .. 🎨: @emmahendren
05/13/2020

Be bold.
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🎨: @emmahendren

A little more creative inspriation for you on May the Fourth. Tune in tomorrow for a behind the scenes on how this was m...
05/04/2020

A little more creative inspriation for you on May the Fourth. Tune in tomorrow for a behind the scenes on how this was made!
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Credit: @benben8it and @ndriskell

05/04/2020
Abilene Christian University

May the fourth be with you.

It's finals week for our Wildcats. The ACU Learning Studio has the perfect study break. This "Star Wars: The Final Exam" episode celebrates creativity and #StarWars simultaneously! #MayTheFourth be with you!

To learn about the behind-the-scenes making of this video, follow the link in the comments.

04/28/2020

Didn't get a chance to watch the premiere of this year's FilmFest Gala? Head to acu.edu/filmfest for the full event stream, awards, and links to individual films

Join us tonight at 7 p.m. CST for the live stream premiere of ACU's FilmFest Gala! www.acu.edu/filmfest
04/23/2020

Join us tonight at 7 p.m. CST for the live stream premiere of ACU's FilmFest Gala! www.acu.edu/filmfest

This year's ACU FilmFest gala event, presented by the Learning Studio, will live stream on April 23 at 7 p.m. CST. Visit...
04/16/2020

This year's ACU FilmFest gala event, presented by the Learning Studio, will live stream on April 23 at 7 p.m. CST. Visit acu.edu/filmfest to watch 🍿 @ Abilene Christian University

Calling all creators 💫Send us your most stellar final products from projects you’ve worked on in the last year. 📷 🎹🧑🏽‍🎨🎙...
04/02/2020

Calling all creators 💫
Send us your most stellar final products from projects you’ve worked on in the last year. 📷 🎹🧑🏽‍🎨🎙
When you send us your content, describe:
1. what this project was for
2. which Learning Studio gear you used
3. which Adobe software you used
Email [email protected]

Meet Melissa, our FilmFest Coordinator. She is an LA actress with 10 films on her resume, a media degree & professional ...
03/24/2020

Meet Melissa, our FilmFest Coordinator. She is an LA actress with 10 films on her resume, a media degree & professional onset crew experience. Check her out at imdb.me/melissahenderson. 🎞 She is working hard to support FilmFest remotely!

Meet Kassie, our Lead Media Assistant who is wrapping up her Master's in English. Ask her for help with your next filmin...
03/23/2020

Meet Kassie, our Lead Media Assistant who is wrapping up her Master's in English. Ask her for help with your next filming or media project!

The library may be empty, but the show goes on... from home. 🏡 Our Learning Studio team is here to support you! Shoot us...
03/18/2020

The library may be empty, but the show goes on... from home. 🏡 Our Learning Studio team is here to support you! Shoot us an email - [email protected]

All the Spring Break feels...📷: Laura Corral
03/10/2020

All the Spring Break feels.
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📷: Laura Corral

Last chance to join the photography workshops with @photobyjoy_! Grab the last couple spots before they're gone. @ ACU L...
03/05/2020

Last chance to join the photography workshops with @photobyjoy_! Grab the last couple spots before they're gone. @ ACU Learning Studio

Workshop applications are open! Join Asia Eidson with @photobyjoy_ on March 20 or 21. 📷 Workshops include Golden Hour Ph...
03/02/2020

Workshop applications are open! Join Asia Eidson with @photobyjoy_ on March 20 or 21. 📷 Workshops include Golden Hour Photography and Portrait Photography.

Buckle up. We're about to give you more of this yummy content. Taken by @mahreeahnah_ at the last @photobyjoy workshop.
02/27/2020

Buckle up. We're about to give you more of this yummy content. Taken by @mahreeahnah_ at the last @photobyjoy workshop.

AirPods giveaway!Here's how to enter on Instagram: 1) Follow both @aculearningstudio and @acufilmfest. 2) Comment with a...
02/24/2020

AirPods giveaway!
Here's how to enter on Instagram: 1) Follow both @aculearningstudio and @acufilmfest. 2) Comment with a 🎥 on the IG post. 3) Share the post on your IG story and tag @aculearningstudio. Giveaway ends March 4 at 11:59 p.m., and the winner will be announced March 5. Must be a current ACU student/employee to be eligible.

Mark your calendar for the next photography workshop with Photobyjoy! March 20 and 21. Applications open soon!
02/14/2020

Mark your calendar for the next photography workshop with Photobyjoy! March 20 and 21. Applications open soon!

02/13/2020

Your story starts here.

Just in time for Halloween... 😱
10/30/2019

Just in time for Halloween... 😱

Tonight at 10:30 p.m., come see FilmFest alum Rankin Dean's new thriller, At the End of Eight, in a special screening at the Learning Studio. Shot on location here in Abilene, and featuring a cast and crew of fellow ACU students, the film follows a group of strangers involved in a high-stakes game of breaking and entering that quickly becomes a fight for survival.

Watch the trailer:
https://youtu.be/jx121PHC-Vo

ACU FilmFest
09/16/2019

ACU FilmFest

Filmmaker and ACU alumnus Matt Maxwell joins us in the Learning Studio this afternoon, 4–5 p.m., to talk about his new documentary film screening tonight as part of the ACU Summit Film Festival. Come get to know Matt and hear him talk about his filmmaking process!

The film, Finding Home In Boomtown, screens tonight 6:30–8:30 p.m. in ACU's Cullen Auditorium.

03/29/2019
ACU FilmFest

Tonight is the night! ACU FilmFest gala at the Paramount. 🎥

Tonight only! Join us for the ACU FilmFest 2019 Gala at the Paramount Theatre downtown—our 15th FilmFest gala! With a strong slate of student films up for awards tonight and a panel of industry judges in the audience, it's going to be a night to remember. Admission is FREE, and formal attire is optional. Starts at 7 p.m., and doors open at 6:30.

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