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The Basement Creative Lab is Provo City Library's new audiovisual production space. 

The Basement Creative Lab Studio and Circulating collection are for Provo residents only. Orem and non-resident Provo City Library cards do not entitle users to use the studio or our equipment. 

Request Studio Time   

Check Out a GoPro or Zoom Recorder   

Take a Class  

Access Lynda.com   

Reserve an Editing Station by calling 801-852-6661

Read our full policies and procedures

View our equipment list

 

TO USE THE BASEMENT CREATIVE LAB STUDIO...

  • Users must have a Provo City Library card in good standing. 
  • Attend the "Intro to Studio Production" class. All potential users must take this class regardless of stated skill level. 
  • Complete and sign a Basement Creative Lab User Agreement.
  • Fill out our studio request form; a lab technician will contact you about your request. 
    • All requests must be made at least seven days in advance.
    • Individual users or user groups are entitled to 8 hours of studio time per month. This could be one eight-hour session or multiple shorter sessions. Users or groups may only have one session scheduled at a time. 

CLASS SCHEDULE & RESERVATION CALENDAR

 CLASS REGISTRATION

 All studio classes are for users ages 13 and up; users under 13 may attend if they are accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please note that these classes are different from Kids & Cameras: Camera and Editing Basics; if you are interested in attending Kids & Cameras, please visit the Kids' Programs page. 

Introductory Classes
(take these first!)

 Specialized Audio Classes

 Specialized Video Classes

Intro to Studio Production
May 29, 7:00 pm

Basic Audio Production
June 20, 7:00 pm

Intro to Studio Production
June 4, 7:00 pm

Introduction to Podcasting 
June 29, 7:00 pm
   

 

Intro to Studio Production
June 5, 7:00 pm
 

   

Intro to Studio Production
June 8, 4:00 pm
 

   
Intro to Studio Production
June 29, 7:00 pm
   

TO CHECK OUT A GOPRO OR ZOOM KIT...

  • Users must have a Provo City Library card in good standing.
  • Complete "GoPro Basics" and "GoPro Accessories" online tutorials.
  • Complete and sign a Basement Creative Lab User Agreement
  • Fill out our GoPro request form; a lab technician will contact you about your request.
    • All requests must be made at least seven days in advance. 
    • Users may only have one active request at any given time. 

TUTORIALS

Completion of the "GoPro Basics" and "GoPro Accessories" tutorial is required before you may reserve a GoPro camera. Completion of "Zoom H4n" tutorial is required before you may reserve the Zoom kit. Please bring your completed certificates with you to the lab for your first checkout appointment.

When you click on the tutorials link below, you will be prompted to create an account with Niche Academy, the service we use to host our tutorials. This step helps us verify that you have completed the tutorial, and is required. 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

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Your Story, Your Voice: Family History Recording Sessions

Saturday, April 20
9:00 am - 6:00 pm | Basement Creative Lab

Know someone whose story just needs telling? Sign up for a time to come in and record it! We'll do the camera, lights, and microphone setup, you bring someone with stories to tell, and you'll walk away with a digital recording that will last forever.

Sign up for 30-minute sessions by calling 801-852-6655 or emailing basementcreativelab@provolibrary.com

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CALL FOR ENTRIES

Provo residents of all ages are invited to submit short films for the Provo City Library’s first annual amateur film festival. The purpose of this juried festival is to encourage and cultivate the creativity of Provo’s amateur filmmakers (an amateur filmmaker is someone who does not derive a steady income from, or teach, filmmaking). We accept narrative and documentary films that are 10 minutes or less.

Prizes will be awarded in the following age-based categories:

  • Children (ages 3-12)
  • Teens (ages 13-18)
  • Adults (ages 18 and above)

SHOW RULES

  1. Entrance in the festival is limited to Provo residents.
  2. No more than 3 entries per participant. Entry in the show does not guarantee acceptance to the festival.
  3. Films must not depict nudity, extreme violent content, or use harsh language.
  4. Films must be less than 10 minutes in length.
  5. Films must adhere to all copyright and trademark laws. 

HOW TO ENTER

All entries must be submitted electronically. ENTRIES ARE DUE MAY 1 AT 11:59 PM. 

 Homegrown Film Festival Application »

Questions? Contact Erika Hill: 801-852-7685

CONTACT US

Location  Hours Phone Email

We are located in the west parking garage tunnel, Room #013. 

From the parking garage, enter through the Academy Entrance. 

From the library, take the west elevator in the Academy Wing
down to the parking level and walk to the end of the hall. 

Monday - Thursday: 
4:00 -  9:00 pm

Friday & Saturday: 
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Closed Sunday

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