Annnd Action!

Maybe you've never made a film before. Maybe you've always wanted to, but never had an opportunity until now? Being a filmmaker in a 24 Hour Film Festival is such an excellent experience. You'll quickly learn about the 'high' of making something on a time constraint, working with good friends, and having a final product at the end of the day that you can look back on and say: "Yep! I made that!"

The Kickoff Event

On February 10th, 2017 - registered teams will gather at the Lyons New Media Centre (4th Floor, Mills Library) to receive their random prop, location, and line of dialogue.

Teams then only have 24 hours to write, shoot, and edit a film that is five minutes or less

The Lyons New Media Centre - Your Media Producion Advantage

The Lyons New Media Wha-?

The Lyons Centre is a space for the innovative creation and use of new and traditional media in teaching, learning and research at McMaster.

Let's get you started

Are you nervous? Don't be. The Lyons New Media Centre has got your back - and we'll be offering workshops and skill building opportunities all during January and February for you and your team on everything from how to plan a great short film, to how to edit and output your 'baby' in time for the cut-off.

Finish in record time! Use our top of the line video production workstations!

If you're looking for the fastest computer on campus, decked out with all the software you could possibly need, look no further. The Lyons New Media Centre invested in 12 cutting-edge HP Z1 G2 Workstations. Dual XEON processors, 32GB of ram, and NVIVIA Quadro workstation graphics cards - for the uninitiated, these are impressive computer statistics.

We have the full Adobe Creative Cloud!

Each workstation is loaded with the very latest version of every professional Adobe product in the Creative Cloud arsenal - including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere


But wait! There's more!

Spaces include video and audio editing workstations, group viewing rooms, video-gaming rooms, and a classroom.  There is a Green Screen available for use.  A help desk is available in the Centre providing assistance to students.

The Centre features a large video wall to showcase the media creation process, to highlight faculty and student research and to display faculty and student media projects.  The video wall may also be used for special media rich presentations.


Need help cutting your video? We've got (and your back!)

The Lyons New Media Centre also has two subscriptions to is an online learning company that helps anyone learn software and design (including video!) to achieve their personal and professional goals through unlimited access to a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials.