Generously funded by grants in 2016 and 2018 by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and the Lincoln County Economic Development Alliance, the Small Business Development Center at Oregon Coast Community College now offers cutting-edge, professional caliber photography, video, and audio production to its students, and to Lincoln County’s small business community, through two Digital Media & Marketing Studios (DMMS).
The DMMS1 was opened early 2017 in Lincoln City, at OCCC’s North County Center. It was funded by the County’s grant program that opened in October 2016. The prior year, in 2015, the SBDC had applied for a grant that failed to win the support of the EDALC board and the Commission.
After that initial rejection for a different proposed project, the successful 2016 grant built the Lincoln City studio and was followed by a similar application in 2017, which funded an iMac laboratory. The 2018 grant funded the creation of the DMMS2, at OCCC’s Central County Campus in Newport.
“The studio space in Lincoln City is available for businesses to rent, and for OCCC students to check out, but only for a limited time,” said SBDC Director Dave Price. “The addition of the iMac laboratory allowed both these groups to take the video, audio or photography files they captured in the studio and to edit them at a more leisurely pace afterwards.” This also saved businesses from having to pay hourly rental rates to stay in the studio as the iMac lab is free of charge, as is any other OCCC computer resource, when not in use by regular classes, testing or other school use.
|Lincoln City Studio Equipment||Newport Studio Equipment|
|27” iMac 4K Retina Display w/ GarageBand, Final Cut ProX & More||27” iMac 5K Retina Display w/ GarageBand, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign & More|
|Canon 5DMk3 DSLR||Canon 5DMk3 DSLR|
|Canon ef24/70mm Lens||Canon ef24/70 Lens|
|Canon ef70/200mm Lens||Canon ef70/200mm Lens|
|Copy Stand (For photographing 2D art etc.)||Copy Stand (For photographing 2D art etc.)|
|3-Point Lighting Set||3-Point Lighting Set|
|Floor-Ceiling Green Screen||Floor-Ceiling Green Screen|
|Rode Procaster – Large Capsule Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone (x2)||Rode Procaster – Large Capsule Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone (x2)|
|Mic Mixer/Preamp||Mic Mixer/Preamp|
|PANASONIC HC-WXF991K 4K Cinema-Like Camcorder||PANASONIC HC-WXF991K 4K Cinema-Like Camcorder|
|DJI Phantom IVPro+ Drone (Onyx)||DJI Phantom IVPro+ Drone (White)|
Digital Studio Use, Availability & Rates
For OCCC students, the studios are available to check out in one-hour increments between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students can use the studio free of charge but must be familiar with digital photography, or audio production, and with the Macintosh OS. Students who would like to use the studio but who are not yet familiar with the care and operation of the equipment may attend free introductory sessions for each studio, which are held each academic term.
Students may inquire about studio availability in Newport at the Library & Media Services Help Desk, or in Lincoln City at the front desk.
Businesses are invited to rent either studio for $30 per hour, available in two-hour minimum appointments, also between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays, while school is in session. The price includes the option to have be assisted by the “Digital Studio Host,” who can acquaint the user with the equipment and assist in the photography, recording or other work. Appointment scheduling is subject to studio and host availability. (Note: First-time studio users are required to schedule their appointment with a Studio Host.) Business can register to use the studio here. OCCC staff will respond via email or phone to schedule an appointment, based on availability.
Business owners in Lincoln County can call 541-994-4166 for more details.