MMAD Lab 360° Overview

The Viz and MMAD (Motion and Media Across Disciplines) Labs are amazing resources for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student research, classes and creative exploration across the campus of UMD. Currently our labs are producing interdisciplinary research and videos for online learning in fine arts, journalism, exercise science, mechanical engineering, computer science and others within the UMD protocols of COVID 19. 

The MMAD Lab (Bohannon 24) is a motion capture and high definition video production studio that offers unique opportunities for interdisciplinary research and creative activity, including ergonomic design, gait analysis, 360 video and virtual reality. This studio is equipped with a multiple camera shoot studio, green screen (cyclorama), studio lighting and sound booth. 

Observing filming from the booth
Filming at the MMAD lab

The Viz Lab (MPAC 154) focuses on emerging visual technologies, large format printing, and 3D scanning. The Viz Lab shares its space with the Art & Design Department's photographic shoot studio. All Art & Design students can use the shoot studio for creating new photographic or video work or for documenting their designs or artwork. For shoot studio access, please contact Art & Design Department, Assistant Prof. Kristen Pless.


MMAD Lab Open Studio:

Come in and create your stories! Have fun learning about voice-over, audio equipment, green screen, filming equipment, and more in this Lab right next to the Ven Den. Students are welcome to stop by to get assistance with projects such as using the professional level sound booth to record voice-overs, or use a full green screen room to get footage for a class. It’s open studio! Time to see the coolness around the Lab, and get help for academic projects! 


Actor photographed looking through tilted empty picture frame
The MMAD Lab is located by the Ven Den Lounge, Bohannon Hall 24A. Hope to see you there!

Current Hours: [Tuesdays, 9-11am]


DIRECTIONS TO MMAD LAB--Motion + Media Across Disciplines Lab (Bohannon Hall 24)
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  • Walk straight and take the first stairwell to the right onto the Red Concourse.
  • Turn left and walk until you come to your first intersection.
  • Turn right and take your first left down the stairs.
  • Travel through the Ven Den and the MMAD LAB (Bohannon Hall 24) will be on your left.


  • Walk straight ahead toward the Ven Den Lounge.
  • MMAD LAB (Bohannon Hall 24) will be on your right.

Directions to Viz Lab (MPAC 154)


  • Walk toward Montague Hall
  • Continue walking and the Viz Lab will be off on the right­ hand side of the hallway
  • MPAC 154 is your destination