Unveiling the podcasting studio
Inside view of the podcasting studio

San Bernardino Valley College’s Film, Television, and Media Department has taken a giant leap in media education and technology for creators by unveiling its reimagined Institute of Media Arts (IMA) Podcasting Studio. This state-of-the-art facility opened on November 15, 2023 with a ribbon cutting and is poised to become a cornerstone of tech advancement and media education in the Inland Empire.

The Podcasting Studio is equipped with cutting-edge technology, including three Black Magic 4K cameras and four radio-quality microphones. The multi-camera studio production setup also features a MacBook Pro, a PlayStation 5, and a remote control three-point lighting system that enhances the ambiance for visual recording. The studio is soundproof with on-site editing capabilities that create an ideal space for SBVC content creators.

“This reimagined space allows for advanced learning and professional development in podcasting and advanced media production techniques. It’s a valuable asset for current students and alumni alike,” stated FTVM Department Chair Lucas Cuny. The redesigned podcasting studio provides an innovative and dynamic learning environment for students enrolled in courses like FTVM 110 Audio Performance, FTVM 133 Broadcast News, FTVM 134 Sports Broadcasting, and FTVM 213 Radio and Podcast Operations, who will have priority access from Spring Semester 2024.

SBVC’s reimagined IMA Podcasting Studio is not just a facility; it’s a beacon of technological advancement and a powerhouse of media education. It’s set to revolutionize how media education is perceived and delivered in the Inland Empire, nurturing a new generation of tech-savvy creators and media professionals.