Creative Services Celebrates Four Years of Serving LMU

Creative Services is an ITS department devoted to the creation of educational multimedia content for LMU faculty and staff.  The department, led by manager Matt Frank and supported by Kevin Diep, Media Support Specialist, and a band of student workers offers filming, editing, podcasting, and web projects. Creative Services also works closely with the Instructional Technology team to consult with LMU faculty and staff on innovative pedagogical practices that integrate technology into the classroom experience. Since the official formation of the department in Fall 2011, an average of 100 projects a year have been completed, totaling over 400 separate projects created for the LMU community—an impressive milestone for a department that started with two graduate assistants and a Classroom Capture pilot project!

Over the next few weeks on the blog, we’ll feature some of our favorite Creative Services videos. You’ll get a chance to see LMU faculty working with their students on passion projects, get a look at updated spaces on campus, and even see a couple of fun promotional videos created for services you can use as a member of the LMU community, including lynda.com and Blackboard Mobile.

If you’d like to work with Creative Services on a project, simply fill out a project request form here.

New in the FIC: Matter and Form 3D Scanner

The Matter and Form 3D Scanner is a high-resolution scanner ready for all faculty at LMU to use, right out of the box. Objects are captured in full color, at approximately 2000 points per second, creating an item ready for 3D printing or animation.

Matter and Form 3D Scanner

Take a closer look at the Matter and Form 3D Scanner

Watch as Nick Mattos, Instructional Technologist for the College of Communication and Fine Arts and the School of Film and Television, and Michelle Yeung, Instructional Technologist for the Seaver College of Science and Engineering unbox the 3D Scanner in this video:

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How you can use the Matter and Form 3D Scanner in your teaching

  • Scan valuable and delicate artifacts and recreate them so students can handle them in the Archeology Department.
  • Create items from history and allow students to work with the tools from the period to complete a task.
  • Assign a “maker” project in a class and have students build something more dynamic and interesting that could also improve their technology literacy at the same time.

Articles and Videos on the Matter and Form 3d Scanner

How to use the Matter and Form 3D Scanner: An affordable, easy to use high resolution alternative to more expensive 3D scanners

Matter and Form 3D Scanner’s ability to share 3D scanned objects

A Presentation on Matter and Form 3D Scanner with demonstration

If you’re interested in trying out the Matter and Form 3D Scanner, or even just watching it in action, drop by the Faculty Innovation Center or talk to your Instructional Technologist.