Verso Studios at the Westport Library is an exciting new endeavor making leading edge tools and technology available to the community. From podcasting, photography, videography, music production and more, the possibilities for the community are limitless. Put another way, all you can imagine can come to life right here at the Westport Library!
Below are some answers to questions you may have about this new addition to the Library.
Verso Studios at the Westport Library is an unparalleled collection of spaces, equipment, and support staff to facilitate the production of myriad types of creative content. In addition to the Library's impressive Forum performance and event space, Verso encompasses the following assets:
Given the tremendous amount of technology and equipment that needs to be configured, our staff is finalizing the necessary tests and Beta sessions to insure the properly configure the facilities for patron use. Patron use of our podcast stations has begun, and patron and pro use of our post-production suites and tv studio is being scheduled.
In some case, yes. Some equipment will be accessible and ready to use by the average patron. For example, the Vid Fun Kit will be available for check-out to most patrons without special training.
However, much like our MakerSpace, for access to more sophisticated technologies and gear, there will be free training required before patron use. Be sure to check the library website events calendar for the next round of free patron training.
A kit is how we are referring to bundles of gear and accessories specific to one discipline. For example, the podcast kit includes all you would need to produce a podcast like microphones, headphones, mic stands, cables, etc. The user-friendly kits are designed to be portable, versatile and fun!
Certain gear packages have been designed to be used by our younger patrons as well as the general community. However, there will be age requirements for other specific equipment.
Most technology and services will be free. However, for specialty projects and extended use, we will have tiered access that will include a fee structure. For example, for extended use of the studios for professional purposes, we will have an affordable, yet competitive, pricing structure. The fee for our in-house audio engineer is required for all sessions.
Yes. Some gear will be available for use outside of the Library. The kits that may leave the building are:
The specific terms of these check-out periods and user agreements being finalized at this time.
For more information, contact Rachel Pegnataro at firstname.lastname@example.org.