MMAD Lab: Motion + Media Across Disciplines


  • Artec EVA 3D Scanner
  • OptiTrack portable Motion Capture
  • Oculus Rift Virtual Reality system
  • Vive Virtual Reality system
  • GoPro 360
  • Insta360 Pro Spherical VR 8K

Our 360 videos showcase beautiful Duluth. Captured with the 360 camera, these videos can be explored on YouTube, passive VR, and other research opportunities yet to be thought of.


Motion Capture Space

  • 12 camera T-series Vicon motion capture system with Bonita video camera
  • Approximately 600 square feet of capture space
  • Nexus, Blade, Tracker and Polygon software
  • 9 AMTI force plates
Student dressed in motion capture suit in the MMAD Lab
Student dressed in motion capture suit in the MMAD Lab

3 Camera Video Production Studio

  • Sound ProductionChromakey area and infinity wall (12' 5" x 13')
  • Studio area 27' 10.5" x 12' 5" with ETC LED studio lights, three Panasonic video cameras on tripods with dollies
  • Directors box with Tricaster switcher, ETC light board, audio mixer, Prompterpeople Teleprompters, Apple editing station, and changing room
  • Wenger SoundLok isolation room with Virtual Acoustic Environment
  • Audio mixer
  • Fold-out cabin scene with window and props


  Internal External
Video with technician assistance $75/hr $125/hr
Creating VR applications and experimental, complex projects $100/hr $150/hr
Audio with technician assistance $30/hr $50/hr
Motion Capture $100/hr $300/hr


Viz Lab

  • Video and still cameras, and light kits available for Faculty checkout
  • Hewlett Packard Designjet Z6200 large format printer
  • Epson Stylus Pro 9800 large format printer
  • Vinyl cutter, Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner, and Wacom drawing tablet
  • Brainstorming and design production space, plasma screen presentation area
Faculty and students working in the Viz Lab
Faculty and students working in the Viz Lab


Graphic design services $50/hr
Photography shoot studio* $25/hr

* Available to student groups or other University departments. Contact Professor Kristen Pless directly at [email protected] for more info. 

 For rates and more information, please contact us.