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Media Production


Media Production at APU provides Event Production (including chapel), Video Production, and Classroom and Event Technology services.

Submit all media requests to the IT Support Center by calling Ext. 5050 or emailing [email protected].

Mission Statement

From chapels, concerts, and corporate events to classrooms, lecture captures, and weddings, Media Production and Classroom and Event Technology will work with you to support all of your media technology needs. The Media Production team is dedicated to providing excellent customer service, and our goal is to enhance teaching and learning while improving productivity through technology and information resources. Media Production also provides the equipment and expertise needed to integrate new technologies to enable Azusa Pacific University to excel.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

–Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)

Media Production provides various levels of technology for a wide scope of needs and events. Whatever you may be planning—from a simple sound system to a professional recording of a special lecture to a full-fledged concert—Media Production can help you find the best solution to fit your needs, all with excellent customer service and the highest possible quality.

If you are planning an event of any kind on campus that may require any use of media equipment, Media Production requires that you complete a Media Request Form, which is designed to gather information about what you are planning on doing and where so that Media Production can determine the equipment you may need. Be as detailed as possible, and prior to completing this form, ensure that you have reserved the room with Dining Services.

Per the Media Request Service Agreement, all media requests must be submitted by the following deadlines:

  • Classroom and administrative events: 4 business hours prior to start of event
  • Events: 2 weeks1
  • Video production: 2 weeks2

For more information, including qualifications for the above categories, consult the complete Media Request Service Agreement (PDF). You may also view any of the following for more information on specific types of events:

For information on pricing, consult our Pricing Guide.

APU has several positions in Media Production available to students. These opportunities are for qualified students seeking to develop their skills in the area of educational technology. To qualify, students must be enrolled at Azusa Pacific University.

Work tasks include assisting faculty members, staff, and students in the various aspects of audiovisual equipment operation, event production, graphics and video production, classroom technology support, small event setup, and other maintenance of equipment.

For consideration, submit the following to the IT Support Center at [email protected]:

  • Résumé
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a professor or professional colleague
  • A statement outlining reasons for interest and long-term goals

Classroom and Event Technology provides classroom design and equipment distribution services to support the instructional technology needs of the university community. We design, install, and maintain classroom technology solutions throughout APU’s main campus and regional campuses. We also provide portable equipment for classrooms and small events.

Hours of Operation

Classroom Support Hours
Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Request Processing Hours
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Holiday and summer hours may vary from the above. Arrangements for support of after-hours classes or special events should be made through our office at least two weeks in advance and may incur additional charges.

Portable Equipment

The following portable media equipment is available for delivery to classrooms and small events through Classroom and Event Technology:

Display Devices

  • LCD television
  • LCD projector

Media Players

  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Document camera

Sound Equipment

  • Portable sound system
  • Microphones (when requesting four or more, contact IT Event Production)
  • Hand-held wireless microphones available at certain locations


  • PC computer (Windows, MS Office, wireless internet access)

Portable Screens

  • 4’, 6’, 7’ screens

Recording Devices

  • Video camera and tripod
  • Digital audio recorder


Our goal is to make technology accessible, reliable, and user friendly. Classroom and Event Technology typically responds to classroom technology emergencies in 10 minutes or less and provides a solution within 20 minutes. Emergency service is available to customers using APU-owned facilities and technology during hours of operation. Arrangements for support of after-hours classes or special events should be made through our office at least two weeks in advance and may incur additional charges. Classroom and Event Technology is unable to confirm request changes if they are not submitted during normal office hours.

The integrated technology systems in the classrooms and meeting spaces of APU are vital to the operation of the university. Classroom and Event Technology strives to keep these systems up and running through routine maintenance and emergency repair. If you notice any problem with a system, please bring it to our attention.

Call Ext. 5050 from any classroom to contact the IT Support Center.

Service Service-Level Provision User Responsability
Information and Questions One working day; to respond to email, voicemail, and written correspondence To give clear information regarding the query and contact details
Media requests are confirmed with customer Two working days; to provide an email confirmation and number of media request Media request must be submitted at least four hours in advance of event and during normal working hours (subject to availability)
User-accessible, permanently installed equipment within classrooms Ensure the classroom equipment is maintained as per room attributes listing To ensure that the allocated room is appropriate for the required mode of AV presentation
Equipment delivery to classrooms To ensure equipment is available for the times specified by customer User to be available to receive equipment at specified booking time
Provide advice and information on using equipment and facilities Offer advice as requested to enable facilities to meet user expectation To use the equipment provided appropriately and for the purpose intended
Maintenance /repair of equipment in AV inventory One hour; a technician to respond to operational requirements and either fix broken equipment or provide alternate working equipment to meet customer requirements; perform routine maintenance program Report equipment failure of any equipment specified on the audio-visual inventory to Classroom and Event Technology
Health and safety Promote good practice To implement recommended procedures

Note that Classroom and Event Technology can only support technology that is owned by APU. We cannot guarantee the compatibility of personal devices with APU classroom technology. Classroom and Event Technology in unable to set up certain pieces of equipment outside unless approved by the classroom technology manager.

While Classroom and Event Technology makes every effort to assure the functionality of classroom technology, it is not possible to guarantee 100 percent reliability. There may be times when equipment malfunctions; in these cases, Classroom and Event Technology will make every effort to assist with alternate solutions. With this in mind, however, schedule classes, lectures, events, and functions with a backup or alternate plan in mind. Classroom and Event Technology will be happy to assist you with planning.

The Digital Signage System consists of several monitors across campus that display pertinent information to the APU community, primarily the student body. If you would like to post a message through this system, submit a request using the form below, taking note of the following guidelines:

  • Material should be relevant and informative, and should convey new information, reinforce existing information, promote university values, or convey critical messages of official university business.
  • Use of digital signage for any other purpose, including—but not limited to—political, commercial, or personal information, will not be approved.
  • Accuracy of the information in each message is the responsibility of the individual, department, or office submitting the request.
  • Division of Strategic Communication and Engagement and Media Production reserve the right to edit or deny messages in an effort to uphold and reinforce the communication standards of the university.
  • Messages will run for two weeks or up until the date of the event advertised, whichever is sooner. When completing your request, make sure to include a start date for when you wish the message to display.
  • All requests must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the desired start date of the message. Requests submitted later will not be accepted.

Should you have any questions, contact the IT Support Center at Ext. 5050 or [email protected].

Media Production provides all lighting, sound, and video needs for academic and nonacademic events on campus, including weekly chapel services. We also provide support for off-campus groups using our facilities. Our staff has more than 90 years of combined experience producing events. It is our desire to provide industry-best services and products for all your production needs. This ranges from small sound systems and lights to large-scale production, audio, rigging, video, and special effects for a large concert. We can also help you plan your events from start to finish.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.3


Projects are budgeted and completed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to administrative restrictions. Requests must be made at least two weeks (10 working days) in advance of the event date. Requests will be confirmed approximately two days after receipt. In order to help us provide you the best service, please provide the following information whenever sending an event production request through the Media Request Form :

  • Name and contact information (email, office phone, cell phone, and the best time to contact you)
  • Name of the event
  • Date and time (including setup and teardown)
  • Location
  • Purpose or mission of event
  • Production needs (e.g., audio, lighting, video)
  • Special needs (e.g., assisted listening devices)
  • Number of attendees

If you have any subsequent updates or questions, send them to the IT Support Center at [email protected] or Ext. 5050.

Video Production supports APU’s curricular and administrative needs through producing and editing broadcast-quality video. We offer on-location and in-studio video taping for lectures, sporting events, chapel services, and more. For more information regarding the video production process, consult the Video Production Guidelines (PDF).

Services and Requests

Media Production offers the following video production services to the APU community:

  • Production of original instructional, informational, and institutional video and/or audio materials
  • On-location and in-studio taping
  • Event and classroom recording
  • Consultation on video projects
  • Video and/or audio duplication
  • Live multicamera coverage of events
  • Web video streaming and podcasts

We can provide a multicamera team for coverage of a variety of campus activities including commencement, Dinner Rally, Night of Champions, chapels, athletic events, and more.

To begin the production process for your event, submit a completed Media Request Form and a Release Form (PDF). The details you provide in the forms will help us better understand your individual needs.

For more information on video production, contact the IT Support Center at [email protected] or Ext. 5050.

Event or Class Recording

Video Production provides two levels for recording your event: basic and advanced. Reservations for recording should be made in advance and are subject to availability. If needed, we will hire professional camera or mixing board operators at a fixed rate. We also provide training for faculty and staff in the operation of self-recording equipment, free of charge.

Review pricing for event or class recording.

Customer-Operated Video Recording

Choose this level if the finished video will not require any postproduction work and will not be used for distribution or broadcast. This includes a camera, tripod, and other equipment to be used and operated by the customer. Charges may apply.

Staffed Professional Video Recording

Choose this level if the finished video may need editing or postproduction work for distribution or broadcast. This includes high-quality camera equipment provided and operated by Media Production. Charges will apply.

Streaming and Hosting Video

Streaming Rates

  • $50 per hour (or fraction thereof) for instructional purposes
  • $75 per hour (or fraction thereof) for other campus and nonprofit groups.

Hosting Rates

  • $50 per half-hour (or fraction thereof) for storage.

Once the streaming video files have been created, a URL will be emailed to the customer. This URL can be added as a link from third-party sites or viewed directly.

Note: No copyright-protected material is permitted to be hosted on the APU server without written permission.

Special Video Projects

All larger events or projects should go to the Event Production manager, who can be contacted through the IT Support Center at [email protected] or Ext. 5050. Projects are budgeted and completed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to administrative restrictions.

Special video projects will require a Media Request Form and a Release Form (PDF). The details you provide in the forms will help us better understand your individual needs.

Video Orders and Duplication

Most standard APU video productions (chapels, athletics events, Dinner Rally, etc.) can be ordered through the IT Support Center at [email protected] or Ext. 5050. Non-copyright-protected videos up to two hours in length can be duplicated for a nominal fee. Additional charges apply to videos that need editing before being copied.

Forms and Guidelines

Chris Kelly

Director of Athletics Broadcasting, Media, and Live Events

Karl Morgan

Video Production Manager

Barris Shao

Video Production Specialist

Ryan Bowman

Manager of Chapel Production and Lighting Coordinator

Chad Loury

Manager of Event Production, Athletics Broadcasts, and Graphics

Sean Gabel

Audio Engineering, Event, and Production Specialist

Jonathan Lord

Classroom and Event Technology Manager

Mark Case

Classroom and Event Engineer

Timothy Walsh

Classroom and Event Repair Technician

Pablo Rangel

IT Purchasing Specialist



1. Charges may apply.

2. Charges will apply; video production requires additional information.

3. Technical support is available for events outside of business hours when arranged in advance.