Faculty Media Depot

Located in King Science Library, the Faculty Media Depot provides media and technology support in the creation of courses.  Our drop-in services include LMS training, video studio recordings, audio and screen recordings, as well as support with the utilization of media in courses.


Hours of Operation, Reservations, and Location

Location M.I. King Science Library, room 213H
Hours 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F
Contact For more information  call us at (859) 218-5574 
or email us at fmd@g.uky.edu.
Reserve Video Studio Click here for the Video Studio Reservation Calendar
Reserve Audio Studio Click here for the Audio Studio Reservation Calendar



Video Studio

Facualty Media Depot - Video Studio

A multicamera studio suitable to record 1-3 people that can be configured for small panels, interviews, lectures and other recorded presentations.  Productions can be recorded to disc, streamed live or integrated with web conferencing platforms.  

We also offer the Lightboard, which is a presentation tool that allows you to create glowing text and diagrams on an illuminated glass panel for an engaging presentation that allows you to be forward facing throughout.



  • Multi-camera configurations
  • LED light panels
  • Lavalier and boom microphones
  • Multiple background configurations including white, black and chromakey
  • Live switching and streaming with Wirecast
  • Production grade graphics capabilities
  • Lightboard used to create engaging illuminated presentations


Audio Studio

Facualty Media Depot - Audio Studio

The audio studio is an environment for high quality sound and screen recordings.  It includes a condenser microphone, sound dampening material, lighting, backdrop, and a webcam for video overlays.  We utilize Camtasia, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Audition and Audacity software.


  • Sound dampened room to minimize echo and ambient noise
  • High quality Blue Yeti microphone on adjustable boom arm
  • Logitech C920 HD webcam for headshot overlay
  • 3.6 Ghz Core i7 Dell Optiplex 9020 with 8GB of memory for streamlining capture and export


For Image, Photo, Movie, and Video assets that are Creative Commons or in the Public Domain check out Media Resources page.


Available Software:

  • Audacity
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Media Encoder
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Prelude
  • Adobe Premier
  • Adobe Speedgrade
  • Camtasia
  • Microsoft Office
  • Wirecast









Media Resources

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Recommended General Collections:

This list contains a combination of Creative Commons and public domain resources.  Some sites will contain images with a variety of licenses.  We recommend that you verify the terms of the license for each image used through the information provided within the sites below.


Flickr Free from known copyright collections:  Largely historical photos with no known copyright



Flickr Creative Commons Archive:  Creative Commons photos on Flickr with a search tool that allows you to set your license parameters.



Wikimedia Commons: A collection of Creative Commons and Public Domain images operated by the Wikimedia Foundation.



Unsplash: A very high quality archive of free to use photos containing landscapes, architecture, people in public, technology and food/drink.  This site contains no ads and has a simple clean search interface.



LIFE Google Photo Archive: Google has indexed a large collection of photos from LIFE Magazine, many of which were never published.  This archive is free for non-commercial use.



Pixabay: Archive of modern Public Domain Creative Commons photos.  The first row of links is generally comprised of advertisements, but the rest of the results are usable.



PublicDomainArchive.org: Public Domain Stock images.  The quality of images is very good, but the archive is small.



Pond5 Free: A free archive of Footage, images, audio clips, songs and 3D models offered by the commercial stock media site Pond 5.  Contains a collection of modern, historic and government photos.



Public Domain Files: Large collection of Public Domain images and clipart.



clcker.com: A free clipart archive.



Free Stock Photos: A large collection of free stock photos.  Some link results are ShutterStock ads that must be paid for, but most results are free to use.



Pickup Image:  A medium sized collection of varying quality sourced from specific photographers as well as the US government and military.



morgueFile: A free photo archive created in 1996 with photographs being submitted by the sites users.  The collection has grown to be extensive over time.  Links to commercial images only exist in separate tabs during your search.



Skitter Photo: A group of three professional photographers from The Netherlands who release this collection of photos into the Public Domain.  The search is poor, but the photos are very high quality.



US Government

All works created by the US government are not subject to copyright under US law.  Be careful with the use of logos, seals and currency.  A page with more details about how to utilize government works can be seen here: http://www.publicdomainsherpa.com/us-government-works.html


Google .GOV Search: A robust Google image search restricted to .GOV domains.  Verify that the image was created by an employee of the US Government before use.



TotallyFreeImages.com: A collection of over 500,000 US Government images spanning a variety of topics.  This site has a simple interface but limited search capabilities.



National Park Service Multimedia Collection: 26,000 photos, 2300 videos, 510 sound and 160 webcam clips from the National Park Service.



National Park Service Historical Photo Collection: A selection of images form the National Park Service archive.



US Fish and Wildlife Service: Photo, video, audio, maps and document archive from the USFWS.



US Army Corps of Engineers:  Their digital library contains maps, photos, documents and video.



USDA Photo Gallery: High quality photos of US Agriculture organized by state.



US Antarctic Program: Thousands of photos of the Antarctic that are free for use.



US Department of Defense: High quality military photos.



US Navy: About 200,000 US Navy Photos.



NOAA Photo Library: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration photo library spanning centuries covering topics of weather, geography and space.



US Capitol Flickr Page: Links to the US capitol videos and Flickr page.  The collection contains over 2000 images that show the promotions, the building, its operations, as well as construction projects. 



Whitehouse: Photo and video galleries from the Whitehouse.



National Archives: Historical document archive including the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and Bill of Rights.  It also includes landmark acts, speeches and patents.



National Human Genome Research Institute: Searchable database containing high quality photographs, graphics and video files related to genomic research.



National Institutes of Health: NIH photo galleries and a portal to other health related government media galleries.



US National Library of Medicine: About 200,000 historical medical images.



Bureau of Land Management Flickr: Flickr page of images from the BLM.



United States Geological Survey Multimedia Gallery: Aerial photographs, satellite images, maps and publications form the USGS.



US Geological Survey: Galleries of USGS graphics and volcanos.



NASA Landsat Image Gallery: Satellite imagery from 1972 to the present in clouding images from all seven Landsat satellites.



Energy.gov:  Portal to galleries from the Department of Energy’s laboratories.



Environmental Protection Agency Flickr Stream: EPA photo stream



ForestryImages.org: A collection of forestry images from various sources that have been released for educational use.



USDA Special Collections: Historical agricultural documents and images from the 1500s to the present.



NASA Historic image database: High quality images from NASA with historic significance. 



NASA multimedia gallery: Main NASA media gallery with Astronomy and space exploration related photos.



NIST Image Gallery: National Institute of Standards and Technology image database



National Science Foundation; A collection of science related images and video.



US Mint: High quality images of US coins and medals.



Air Force:






Coast Guard:



Department of Defense:






National Guard:



Peace Corps:



State Department:  Portal to various State Department photo galleries including their Flickr Photo Stream.



US Customs and Border Protection:



Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI):



Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):



Department of Homeland Security: