Facilities and Equipment

No matter what program you’re in, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art equipment and tools to bring your stories to life. Our staff and student workers can help you identify your project’s needs from the earliest planning stages to filming to post-production.

Highlights

  • Cutting-edge tapeless workflow
  • 16- and 35-mm film cameras
  • Virtual cinematography in our animation lab

Check out more details below.

  • Cameras and Lenses

    We have three camera prep bays and a wide range of cameras that suit the needs of a wide variety of projects.

    DIGITAL MOTION PICTURE CAMERAS

    • Arri Alexa Mini
    • RED One MX
    • Canon C300 MKII
    • Canon C100 MKII
    • Canon XF100

    FILM MOTION PICTURE CAMERAS

    • Arri BL4s Super35
    • Arri SR2 Super16

    CINEMA PRIME LENS SETS

    • Zeiss Ultra Primes
    • Zeiss Super Speeds
    • Zeiss CP2
    • Elite Super Speeds
    • Canon Cinema Primes

    CINEMA ZOOM LENSES

    • Cooke 20-100mm
    • Angenieux EZ 15-40mm & 30-90mm
    • Canon 30-105mm
    • Zeiss 12-120mm
  • Lighting and Grip

    Our lighting and grip department has some of the most current and technically advanced lighting available in the industry. Below is a small sampling of what's available.

    LED LIGHTING

    • Arri-Skypannels
    • Arri LED interview kits
    • Kino Flo Celeb-LED
    • Kino Flo Diva-LED/RGB
    • Mole Richardson-1x1 LED/Bi-color panels
    • Mole Richardson-LED Fresnels-650w-5000w-tungsten
    • Mole Richardson-Softlight-LED tungsten
    • Light Gear-Light Mat
    • Quasar Bi-color/RGB
    • Source 4-LED/RGB

    HMI LIGHTING

    • Joker 400 and 800w
    • Sunray 1800w
    • Mole Richardson Par 1200w
    • Arri 1200w

    TUNGSTEN/FRESNEL/OPEN FACED/FLUORESCENT LIGHTING

    • Mole Richardson 650w up to 20k
    • Mole Richardson-softlights 750w up to 4k
    • Kino Flo-Diva Kino Flo 4x4. 2x4
    • Kino Flo-Image 45,80,85
    • Kino Flo-Para Zip 400
    • Digi Mole
    • Source 4
    • Par Cans
    • Coops
    • Space lights

    GRIP SUPPORT

    • Doorway dollies
    • Western/desert dolly
    • Matthews 4-camera slider
    • Matthews Duti-dolly
    • Dana dolly
    • Matthews centipede wheels
    • Traditional stands, hardware, flags, and more
  • Walter and Grace Lantz Animation Lab

    Our laboratory offers virtual cinematography, one of the first animation labs in the world to have this capability.

    • 4,000+ square foot premiere studio designed by Gensler
    • Render farm—30 nodes rendering animation frames
    • Motion capture/stop motion stage with Natural Point OptiTrack system and LED lighting instruments
  • Editing Labs

    Our two campuses have ample facilities for helping you turn your footage or rough cuts into smooth, polished final work.

    Westchester Campus

    • Editing Computer Lab with 16 iMacs and 4K Side Monitors
    • Sound Editing Computer Lab with 18 Base Model iMacs
    • Multi-Purpose Computer Lab with 16 Base Model iMacs and a central conference table
    • Four editing suites with iMac Pros, Reference Monitors, 4K TVs, and Black Magic Micro-panel Coloring Surfaces
    • Four editing suites with iMac Pro, Reference Monitors, 4K TVs, and Tangent Element Coloring Surfaces
    • One advanced edit suite with iMac Pro, Reference Monitor, 4K TV, and Tangent Element Coloring Surface. Advanced Color Correction Suite

    Playa Vista Campus

    • Editing Classroom / Computer Lab with 12 iMacs and 4K Side Monitors, 5.1 surround sound
    • Sound Editing Classroom / Computer Lab with 18 iMacs; teacher’s station has Avid S6 and attached Foley / ADR room; theater-quality 7.1 Surround Sound
    • Eight editing suites with iMac Pros with dual-screen setup, HP Z31 Dream Display reference monitors, and BlackMagic Micro Color Control Surfaces
    • Mix Stage (seats 12) with Mac Pro, Avid S6 Mix Console, Projector and theater-quality 7.1 surround sound
    • Foley / ADR Stage with Mac Pro, Avid C|24 Mix Console, 5.1 surround sound, four microphone inputs, four headphone outputs, Sennheiser MKH 416 and Neumann TLM-102 in each stage, multiple walking surfaces and props.
    • Color Correction Suite with iMac Pro, Advanced HP Z31 Dream Display reference monitor, Christie 2K projector, and Tangent Element Coloring Surface