CCI Digital Media Services

CCI Digital Media Services is the School of Communication’s professional video production unit. CCI Digital Media Services (CCI-DMS) uses state-of-the-art technology to provide video production services to the Florida State University community and to state agencies when applicable. The services we provide are offered at a discounted rate to university units, the rate is determined by FSU.

CCI-DMS production services, beyond providing support to our clients, will allow FSU students to earn experience participating in professional production opportunities while supporting the university. Our main objective is to provide FSU students with these professional opportunities while helping the university achieve its goals. We can help with fundraising, student, staff, and faculty recruitment, public-facing content, staff training, and promotions/public relations among many other areas.

CCI-DMS has strong affiliations in the university community and state agencies and continually expands upon them. CCI-DMS has provided support to many units across the university community. A small sample consists of the FSU Foundation, FSU Alumni Center, Center for Early Childhood Development, Dedman College, Criminology, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, FSU Student Affairs, FSU Career Center, FSU International Programs, The FSU Learning Systems Institute, and the Florida Department of Education, just to name a few. The auxiliary is a non-profit and any revenue from its work directly maximizes the opportunities and instructional benefits to FSU students.

The unit is led by Jim Garbarino, Digital Media Services’ Director. Garbarino is an experienced broadcast industry professional with over 27 years of experience. A longtime director at Seminole Productions, Jim was recruited by the Dean of the College of Communication and Information to join the FSU faculty and bring his talents to the Digital Media Program. During his professional career, he produced over 600 television shows for FOX Sports and has also freelanced for multiple media outlets including ABC, CBS, ESPN, and PBS among others. During his impressive broadcasting career, Jim has been recognized with over 70 national and international awards for his show producing, video creation, editing, graphical skills, and much more. This professional experience enables students to garner meaningful, professional, experiential instruction, while furthering the goals of Florida State University.