This week (Week 3), our class went to SFU’s burnaby campus to check out the new Media and Makers Commons Lab. It was very cool to see and experience the new design and editing equipment accessible for students. A list of tools and services available to use:
- 3D printers, the Laser cutter, and the Dremel
- 3D scanners, iron soldering equipment, and hand tools
- Video, audio, editing, and VR studios
- (all equipment can only be booked after completing online training avaliable on their website — https://www.lib.sfu.ca/facilities/make-create/maker-commons)
I had the chance to check out the recording and editing rooms as well as try to learn more about softwares like LogicX Pro and Final Cut Pro! Compared to my makeshift studio in my basement, the new Media and Makers Commons has me excited to work on more projects in the future! I really appreciate SFU taking time to invest into making labs like this because it allows anyone to pursue/discover a creative passion. As stated on their website: “Whether you are working on your research, coursework, or a personal project, the SFU Media and Maker Commons will provide you with space, services, tools, and training to make, create, prototype, and play”. As a fellow creative, this is exciting and encouraging to hear!