A Portrait of the Geddes Language Center
The following videos are training and promotional videos made at the language lab over the years.
Spotlight Series: Spotlight on the Audio Studio 2011
This video was produced by Frank Antonelli and narrated by Bob Rothstein in January 2011 for a new series of videos focusing on various services provided by the language lab. The speaker is recording text for Chinese homework exercises which are avilable on BU’s iTunesU website.
"At the Geddes Language Center, we offer three levels of audio recording to faculty and staff in support of coursework and related projects.
For on-location recording, such as lectures, workshops and interviews, we can provide you with portable recording equipment and basic training in how to use it. For studio recording at the Geddes Center, we can set you up with the means to record your own material at your own pace, with technical help close at hand. With our highest level of recording, a professional audio engineer will coordinate all aspects of your project, including performance, sound quality, and editing. For any of these options, please contact Frank Antonelli at the Geddes Language Center. "
Student Staff 2007-2008
Tom DaSilva produced and starred in this look at the Geddes Student Staff.
Our Fearless Leader
Bob Rothstein, the Director, starring in a short. This was used for GRS LL699 as a sample video for editing.
Geddes After Dark
A “lost”, “wierd” remix of the 2007 student staff video featuring Dr. Robotnik.
Row Check Training Video
From 2001. How to clean the cassette lab. Produced and starring Frank Antonelli. Special appearance by Windex (as the cleansing agent).
Portrait of The Geddes Language Center
From 2000. An overview of the Center’s facilities. Originally shot for the IALL ’01 conference at Rice University in Houston, TX, although it seemingly was not submitted. Produced by AJ West and Frank Antonelli. Starring AJ West, Tim Chloran, Andy Murphy, Natalie Hebshie, and Rick Healey. Music by Frank Antonelli. Can you find the gnome?
Video Studio Orientation
A recently discovered orientation for using the Video Studio from sometime before 1986 starring Beth Wellington.
This is the Geddes Language Center
This is an overview of the lab made in the mid 1990’s, most likely produced for in class lab orientation. Narrated by Bob Rothstein. You needn’t rewind the tape.
Geddes Language Center “New” Orientation
From 1991. Chris Alberg gets kidnapped from Bruce Parkhurst’s class and is forced to use the reel-to-reel lab. Special appearance by George Michael’s shorts from a Wham! video. Narrated by Bob Rothstein.
Reel to Reel Orientation Video
From the early 80s. How to use the reel to reel lab to do your audio lab exercises. Featuring Julio. Its is unknown whether the El Dorado Pro Shop is still in existance.