The department offers Custom-built Audio Kits, Lavalier Mics, Mic Sticks, Rode Mics, Shotgun Mics, Wireless Mics, Tascams, Voice Recorders, Boompoles, Windscreens, and a Pod Cast Kit.
Majors have immediate access, even as first years to up-to-date and top-of-the-line production equipment offering a wide variety of high-end production equipment including professional digital video cameras, digital audio recorders, a variety of directional and omnidirectional microphones, lighting kits and tripod systems, and various production accessories.
The department offers DSLR-D series, DSLR-T series, Sony NX Camcorders, Handheld Camcorders, and a Go Pro
The department offers LED Light Kits, ARRI Light Kits, On-Camera LED kits, Gel Packs and Bounces
The department contains two classrooms with 20 iMac's and 12 portable iMac's all with an array of multimedia editing software including Adobe Creative Cloud
The Department offers Tripods, Monopods, Sliders, Steady Cams, Body Rig, Cages, Dolly and Track, Phone Tripods, and a Shoulder
The department offers a portable video game lab with an array of gaming systems and games for rental.
The Department of Media and Communication and the Film Studies Program are in a unique situation. Our curriculum requires the use of specialized, college-provided mediamaking equipment - a considerably high-touch, now-high-risk need. Because of this risk, we have compiled a new policy and set of practices in addition to the College’s already comprehensive plans. Written by the Media and Communication media equipment support staff and reviewed by the Department and Program’s faculty, we put into practice this policy with three equal, balancing priorities.
There is no need to go into any great explanation of the perils of the day. We are afraid as you are. Rather than closing all services, we decided to take appropriate action by diminishing the chances of transmission through our new, temporary equipment policy and practices with:
- Limited face-to-face interactions
- Semester-long, course-specific equipment reservations
- Limited-entry equipment storage
- CDC-recommended cleaning of facilities and equipment
- Restricted reservation processes to limit access
It is in the last practice that we feel the full weight of pandemic. Our department frequently touts the ability of our students to play as a means of learning through exploration, whether they are enrolled in a production class or not. In these grand circumstances, and with a heavy heart, we feel that the safety of our various communities is the priority, and thus we are limiting reservations to approved curricular needs for now.
If you have any questions about rentals, please contact Amanda Jenkins-Ford, Equipment and Office Manager 484-664-3059