English Media Lab

About the lab:

The Department of English Media Lab was established in the fall of 1995 as a pilot project for digital instruction in the Faculty of Arts. The intervening decades have seen challenges to the notion of literature and text, as well as an increasing number of forms of media and knowledge transmission that have emerged and enjoyed mass adoption or alternatively faded quickly into obscurity.

The Lab seeks to give scholars and students access to an ever–expanding selection of digital and online resources for the study of literature, film and theatre. Resources include: an extensive DVD library, professional audio, video, and literary editing solutions, DVD authoring tools, imaging, digital audio and video acquisition equipment as well as printing and presentation technology. One of the distinguishing features of the English Media Lab is in-house support to assist with the technology it provides. This advantage allows its users navigate around many of the impediments to using new media technologies with the aid of a diversely skilled technician. Many of the lab’s resources can also be accessed as services where clients need quick turnaround on projects or need research materials converted from one form to another.

Media Lab Director (Acting):

Media Lab Technician: 

Dr. Lucas Tromly
p: (204) 474-7362
e: Lucas.Tromly@umanitoba.ca

Alex Snukal
p: (204) 474-7411
e: Alex.Snukal@umanitoba.ca




The Lab is the primary post production resource for the Film Studies program at the University of Manitoba. There are 8 Apple Mac Pro, 3 iMac and 1 PC workstations. 9 of these workstations are equipped with Final Cut Studio; 8 are equipped with Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 All workstations have internet access and Microsoft Office productivity tools.

Hardware resources include: Apple professional desktop systems, Sony DVCam decks (some HDV support), USB Shuttle controllers, pro headphones and a professional audio finishing system (Digidesign).

Playback monitors, DVD/VHS playback, monitor speakers, microphones and portable hard drives are available to support input, output and review.

Software support includes FinalCut Studio 3, Adobe® Creative Suite 5.5, DigiDesign® Protools, FinalDraft Scriptwriter's Suite and Autodesk® Maya.

In addition to the media library and post production facilities, the lab offers colour printing and photocopying, digital cameras, portable cd/tape players, digital audio recording equipment and two digital projectors.

Media Library

The entire Media Lab library can be viewed online here.

Media Library Loan Policy [PDF]

Media Lab Policies

All workstations are available for bookings up to a week in advance. They can be booked with the lab technician by filing out the booking (available here or at the bottom of this page) calling (204) 474-7411, or showing up in person at 233 University College. The maximum amount of time you can book a station for is one half day during regular lab hours. After hours access is only available when an approved supervisor is available to open and close the lab.

General Lab Usage Policies [PDF

Booking Form

233 University College

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - Friday 9-5 (closed daily 1-2)