TV Production

Ashley and Keith prep for a shoot.

Frequently our department is contacted to provide video, web or graphic design services. While we do our best with the multimedia resources at our disposal, we are simply unable to accept these requests (except as noted below) because we do not have the staff or resources to support them.

This document will offer an overview of the options available for multimedia services by our department and outline the process by which we evaluate specific requests to determine whether they meet our training needs.

Digital Media Technology at Polk State is an academic department that trains its students in digital art. If you are interested in multimedia services, please contact one of the departments below. If you wish to complete the Request for Media Services form, please scroll to the end of this page.

COLLEGE-WIDE MULTIMEDIA SERVICES:

Office of Communications & Public Affairs

Tamara Sakagawa, Associate V.P.
Office of Communications & Public Affairs
863-292-3744
tsakagawa@polk.edu

The Office of Communications and Public Affairs (OCPA), headed by Tamara Sakagawa, provides photography and design services. Additionally, they provide guidance on the use of the college’s logos, marks and graphic elements incorporated in brochures, flyers, and video output.

Instructional Technology and E-Learning

Nathan Neuman
Director
Instructional Technology and ELearning
863-669-4914
nneuman@polk.edu

If you are interesting in developing multimedia for your courses or instructional technology services, please contact Nathan Neuman at the Teaching and Learning Innovations Center (TLIC). The TLIC provides video recording, editing, and training services using the latest design, graphics and instructional software and equipment. You may also borrow laptops with design software for a brief time. Click here for more information about their services.

Media Technology

Connie Schuett
Coordinator – Classroom and Media Technology
863-669-2810
cschuett@polk.edu

If you wish to borrow projection equipment, microphones, headphones, cameras and audio-visual equipment, please contact Media Technology. Connie Schuett coordinates that department.

DIGITAL MEDIA SERVICES

The Digital Media Technology (DMT) department of Polk State College trains students in videography, graphic design and web production and offers an AS degree to students who successfully complete the program. To encourage real-world training for students, we may accept limited requests for digital media services, subject to conditions noted herein.

The average student who enrolls in the digital media program needs significant training before he or she is capable of professional output. Therefore, clients who submit projects that are accepted must exercise patience and understanding as students work through them.

The results may not match output from a seasoned programmer, editor, web developer, videographer, or graphics specialist. Students accept these projects primarily to learn, and end-products may need considerable improvements or differ significantly from expectations. If your projects are critical, time-sensitive, or require significant time commitment, you should consult professionals. The Digital Media department or professors will not fix, edit or improve student products for client use.

Additionally, requests we accept are routed through existing or planned courses, which means, professors teaching those courses need to sign-off on the project or agree to supervise the project. Not all professors are willing to commit to this because of the added workload. Some requests, if accepted, may face long delays or several semesters before they can be implemented. Finally, completed projects may not reflect the standards of the department, the instructor or a professional.

If you have a media project request for us to consider, please SELECT THE FORM BELOW, COMPLETE THE QUESTIONS and SUBMIT it for review. We will review your submissions and respond within seven (7) days.

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Please select this link to submit your request.