Studio 21c, formerly Center for Public Media, at Library 21c is a fully staffed working video and audio studio.
Studio 21c offers the following services:
- Free to reserve
- Lighting and audio setup
- Seating for 400 people
Studio Information Hours
Stop in to see the studio space and ask any questions you may have about using the facilities and equipment:
Mondays: 5 - 7 p.m.
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 a.m.
Wednesdays: 1 - 3 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m.
Thursdays: 9 - 11 a.m.
Fridays: 1 - 3 p.m.
Reserve Studio Time
Studio 21c offers studio time by reservation only. Patrons must complete the Studio Orientation Class to utilize studio space and check out basic equipment, and the Studio Camera Class to check out advanced camera and lighting equipment. A brief lesson on the specific equipment being checked out may also be required.
Share Your Work
Studio 21c offers the opportunity for you to submit content for broadcast, web streaming, or for inclusion in the library’s circulating collection.
The following criteria must be met for inclusion:
- All programming must have free and clear broadcast/webcast rights and will be selected in accordance with ALA's Library Bill of Rights and PPLD’s Collection Development Policy.
- Content must be appropriate for broadcast, in keeping with FCC guidelines, and of interest to viewers in the Pikes Peak region.
- Content must be non-commercial as specified under the cable franchise.
- Content cannot contain a solicitation for monetary or electoral support for any organization or individual.
Local Music Project
Submit your local musical recordings to PPLD’s Local Music Project (LMP), which aims to connect our community’s talented musicians with listeners by providing a platform from which artists may be discovered and their music heard. The LMP features music and information about musicians and music ensembles whose original work has a definitive local connection, being composed, performed, and/or produced or recorded in the Pikes Peak region.
Record audio tracks in our studio for the opportunity to be added to our SoundCloud channel.
PPLD's cable channel, PPLD TV, broadcasts on Comcast Channel 17, Century Link Channel 8003, and Falcon Broadband Channel 75. Many PPLD TV programs are also available for web streaming via Vimeo and YouTube.
From children’s story hours to historic films, PPLD TV has avid viewers of all ages. Productions come from a variety of public presentations including concerts, author talks, historical symposiums, theatrical plays, storytelling, and world affairs programs. Studio 21c staff also conduct video interviews, acquire archival footage for Special Collections, create promotional spots, videos on public and loibrary services, and internal training materials. The channel schedule is supplemented by programs acquired from national distributors and donations from local organizations and producers.