Media Arts - BARN

Media Arts

A BARN Studio dedicated to the art of audio, video, and photography art forms.

Our local community is filled with many incredible artists in the field of Media Arts, and our studio is here to showcase them. We dream of community resources to help budding filmmakers, photographers, and audio engineers develop their skills as well as their projects. We strongly believe in supporting all aspects of these art forms: appreciation, exploration of creativity, and development of technical skills.


Classes & Events

Our goal is to offer a wide variety of classes in the fields of photography, videography, and audio recording. We want to support all levels of interest, from pure beginners to working professionals. In addition to supporting artists on their creative journeys, we also want to develop community appreciation for all of the related Media Arts fields. We believe that like many fields of art, after beginning to learn the history and craft of media, our members will grow an even stronger appreciation for the media around them.

To see our upcoming classes and events, click on this link to our BARN Studio classes and events calendar.

We are hungry for diverse teachers and volunteers! If you have any interest in teaching classes, leading events, or supporting studio operations, please contact [email protected] We are especially in need of a Programming Coordinator for our studio, so let us know if you have any leads!


BARN’s Podcast Studio and Computer Workstations

Currently, our main physical resource is our podcast recording studio. Explore the art of audio production through recording and editing your productions. Collaborate with other members by working together on the different facets of podcast production!

Our in-house podcast publishing studio is the all-volunteer Bainbridge Community Broadcasting (BCB). BCB serves as a working model for releasing regular community content through its main show ‘What’s Up Bainbridge?’. You can also follow BCB on Facebook.

Members can work with our podcast coordinator if they have a story or event for BCB, but can also learn all of the aspects of being an independent podcaster through BARN. From interview preparation to audio recording, editing and publishing, we want to help support your podcasting journey, whatever that looks like.

Our studio can also help support the exploration of using creative editing software. We have several workstations with access to media software like Garageband, iMovie, Audacity, Logic Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, and more. We want to help support you whether you need to use free software at home, or would prefer to utilize our in-house workstations.


Short Term Equipment Loan

In addition to working at BARN, Media Arts studio members have access to a wide range of high-quality audio and video gear. Equipment can be checked out by BARN Members on a short-term basis for personal projects. Microphones, audio recorders, cameras, lights…we have a growing collection of equipment to help support your creative project needs. We are working toward having a browsable inventory long-term, but for now, please reach out with any needs you have.

While we continue to build up BARN’s gear inventory, we also have members with a wide variety of professional equipment of their own. While we can’t support every project, we do our best to support the community’s needs by contributing our own time and gear when we can. If you have a project or a special need, let us know and we’ll do our best to support you, or connect you with community members for advice.


Studio Contacts:

Frank Charlton: Studio Lead
Bob Ross: BCB Producer, Treasurer

The Media Arts Studio Phone is 206-842-4475, ext. 204 but email is much more likely to reach us in a more timely manner.

We also have a dedicated steering committee that meets regularly to grow the impact of Media Arts at BARN. If you have anything you’d like to share with the committee, let us know!


BARN Members – to begin using the Media Arts Studio, please reach out to [email protected]