The Penn Engineering Online Learning Studio (Magic Garden Studio) offers high-end video and audio production for faculty, staff, and other organizations in the School of Engineering and across the University of Pennsylvania.

Online Learning produces educational video to be used in many contexts including: Professional courses at Penn; Massive online open courses (MOOCs); promotional video and video for conference presentations; on-location and documentary style video, podcast production, live streaming, podcast production, editing, post production, and project consulting services.

Studio Services

The Magic Garden Studio can produce videos from concept to delivery.

4K cinema cameras

Sound and light equipment

Green screen



Editing Software

iMac and iPad Pro

Studio Capabilities

Software (Apple Compatible)

  • Panopto
  • Zoom
  • Camtasia
  • EcammLive
  • Microsoft Office


  • Voiceover slide presentation capture
  • Digital annotation 
  • Live stream presentations
  • Backdrop decore


  • Dual Monitor Apple Computer (iOS)
  • USB Mic / Boom mic / Headset
  • HD Camera
  • LED Light Panels
  • Action button deck
  • Interactive Drawing Pad

Filming Times

We generally schedule filming times within the hours of 10AM-1PM and 2PM-4PM. These blocks can be divided up. Early morning is reserved for setup and pre-production; afternoons are reserved for post-production. Any events falling outside of these hours are considered exceptions and are to be approved by the Production Team.

Contact Information

If you have additional questions please contact:

Kat Veri

Senior Video Producer

Schedule A Consultation

If you are staff or faculty and would like to utilize this studio please schedule a consultation to discuss for your video production needs with Kat Veri. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time in the planning process for your project to do a training and work around the studio openings.

Email Kat Veri

Schedule a Consultation