Spotlight is going to provide its participants with state of the art software and access to computers for editing and production. We have reserved the Mac Lab at the ISS Media Center, room 2001B, on Saturday 1/14 from 5pm-8pm, and on 1/15 from 12pm-8pm, solely for participants of Spotlight. That way, you do not have to buy or rent out your own software. (Modern Languages Building, 812 E Washington St #4108, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)

Additionally, we will be providing students with free mastering software from LANDR and Cakewalk! This software can be used for both movie and music production, as it is a form of audio post-production. Mastering is the process of preparing and transferring recorded audio from a source containing the final mix to a data storage device (the master); the source from which all copies will be produced (via methods such as pressing, duplication or replication). You really want to use this to make sure your sound is crystal clear!

We will also be providing working space at the Innovatrium (601 E University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) all night on Saturday, 1/15, until 4am and from 1pm-6pm on Sunday, 1/15! Food will be provided by Chipotle.

The Shapiro Library also has one animation room and recording booth that we rented out for the duration of the competition, and will be open for 48-hours from saturday to sunday. Representatives will be available for assistance. Booking these resources will take place during the kickoff of the event. The Duderstadt Center has noise-filtering recording booths that students can reserve online (, on North Campus and piano rooms in South Quad and West Quad that can serve as recording booths, too!

Mentors will also be available for limited assistance, as well as technological support from both the ISS Media Center and Shapiro Library Crew.