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CENE 150 Introduction to Environmental Engineering

A guide for CENE 150 students to help with their essays and video presentation using library resources


Production is the process of producing video content for a video project. It is the equivalent of filmmaking, but with images recorded digitally instead of on film. There are three stages of video production: pre-production, production, and post-production. Production is the phase of video production which captures the video content (moving images, videography, audio, etc.) and involves filming the subject(s) of the video.

This page will help you:

  1. Access recording equipment from the Cline Library. 
  2. Utilize the Studios at Cline Library for recording and editing.
  3. Effectively record video and audio for your project. 

Recording Equipment

The Cline Library has a number of audio and visual recording devices available for students to check out. This equipment can record high definition videos with enhanced audio clarity in order to help you produce a professional-level video project. All library equipment can be checked out from the Ask Us desk for a period of three days. Click on any of the links below to view availability, or visit for more information about all the equipment available at the Cline Library.  


Canon Vixia HD Camcorder

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Ideal for recording high quality videos.

Directional Shotgun Microphone

Directional shotgun microphone available for rent at NAU

Helps reduce background noise for clearer audio.

GoPro Hero 7 Black

Great for action shots (stabilizing grip available).

Lavalier Mic

Lavalier mic available for rent at NAU

Individual mic ideal for picking up speech.

Professional tripods

Professional tripod available for rent at NAU

 A MUST if you want to avoid a shaky recording.  

Mic Boom

Mic boom available for rent at NAU

Extender for the shotgun mic. 

About the Studios

The Studios at Cline Library include an advanced multimedia computer lab and a set of seven "studios" that support the creation of graphics, audio and video recording and editing, as well as the creation and exploration of extended reality experiences. All of our Studios are available to NAU and CCC students, faculty, and staff throughout the year. The Studios are equipped with advanced multimedia equipment and software
Cline Library Virtual Reality Learning Studio

Reserving a Studio

NAU students, faculty, and staff may reserve a studio online for up to two hours a day, up to two weeks in advance. To schedule a Studio at Cline Library:

  1. Visit to view our list of available studios.
  2. Click the blue "Info" icon next to each studio for more details about that room.
  3. Select an available blue time slot (up to two hours per day) for your studio of choice.
  4. Once your selected time slot turns yellow to represent your booking, click "Submit Times."
  5. Log in using your NAU username and password to confirm your booking details. Then click "Continue."
  6. Fill out the contact info screen and complete your reservation by clicking "Submit my Booking."
  7. Once it is time for your reservation, visit the library’s Ask Us! Desk with your NAU ID to check out the key to the studio.
  8. The Studios are located on the first floor of the Cline Library next to the Student Technology Center.

LibCal reservation system