Digital Futures Bilingual Studio
A bilingual broadcast studio - we produce in English and Spanish, in both video and podcasting format.
Digital Futures was formed, in part with the generous donation of an entire broadcast studio by KVOA-Channel 4. When the station built a new digital studio from the ground up, MarComm arranged for hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of broadcast equipment and TV sets to be acquired by the University. MarComm has since purchased new equipment and students have helped to refurbish and reconstruct studio walls and news TV sets.
The studio is run by Nancy Montoya and University of Arizona students from Journalism - Theater, Film & TV and Communications. Some are paid UArizona employees and others are earning 3-units of UArizona class credit per semester.
Studio Services & Rates
Below are the internal and external rates for the Digital Futures Bilingual Studio. Internal rates apply to campus departments and external rates apply to outside entities and third parties.
Podcasting – Studio Usage (with Engineer)
|Podcasting studio and equipment to record audio, with the assistance of a trained podcasting engineer.
Podcasting – Studio Usage (Self-Serve)
|Podcasting studio and equipment to record audio on your own. NOTE: may require a one-time equipment training session.
Podcasting – Audio Cleanup
|Professional audio editing and clean-up of recorded podcasts or other audio files.
|Production project consultation with professional video editor and producer, including ideation, scripting, production planning, and logistical support.
Video Production – 1-Cam B-roll + Field Interviews
|Single trained camera operator to capture b-roll footage, cover an event, film quick single-person interviews in the field, and provide raw footage via cloud or hard drive.
Video Production – 2-Cam Interviews
|A team of two trained camera operators to set up, light, and film an interview involving multiple speakers, and provide raw footage via cloud or hard drive.
Video Production – 2-Cam B-roll + Field Interviews
|A team of two trained camera operators to capture b-roll footage, cover an event, film quick single-person interviews in the field, and provide raw footage via cloud or hard drive.
Produced Video Package
|Packaged rate for a fully produced final video with a runtime of up to 5 minutes. Includes all pre-production (ideation, scripting, planning), production (filming, lighting, audio), and post-production (editing, music, publication, delivery of files).
|Studio rental for an event, meeting or production.
Meet the Student Workers
The studio also acts as a training lab for UArizona students to learn the real world basics of Television and audio production. This is a hands-on lab with professional equipment and video/audio projects produced for University colleges, departments, Spanish language TV and the PBS Newshour through the PBS supported Student Reporting Labs.
The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab consists of more than a hundred SRL's (Student Reporting Labs) around the country - this one is the only SRL at the University level. All others are housed in high schools.
All work is supervised by longtime national and international award winning radio and TV news broadcaster Nancy Montoya.
Contact the Studio
Digital Futures Bilingual Studio
811 N Euclid
Tucson, AZ 85719
If you're interested in reserving time in the studio, please submit the project request form or contact Nancy directly.
The Digital Futures Bilingual Studio has been an amazing resource for the University of Arizona campus and for the students who currently work in the studio. We look forward to hearing from you!