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The Production Center (AKA The Cage) provides production and post-production equipment, supplies, maintenance and support for currently enrolled Visual Arts students, graduate students, faculty and staff. The student staff members track over 600 checkout items, serve approximately 200 people, and perform over 2000 checkouts per year. The center provides 24-hour access to post-production facilities and 30 hours a week it is open for purchasing supplies and for checking-in/out equipment. This facility is an integral part of the Department of Visual Arts and the Imaging and Digital Arts graduate program. As developing artists expressing their personal vision and ideas, students are encouraged to explore the mediums of time-based digital media.

Facility Highlights:

  1. 24 hour access to editing suites
  2. BlackMagic Design 4K Production Kits
  3. Panasonic GH4 Production Kits
  4. Panasonic HVX 200 HD Production Kits
  5. Canon 80D DSLR HD Production Kits
  6. Canon T2i DSLR HD Production Kits
  7. Nikon D3300 DSLR Kits
  8. Canon 6D DSLR Full Frame Kit
  9. Nikon D810 DSLR Full Frame Kit
  10. Hasselblad CFV-39 Digital Back Kit
  11. Full Frame Cinematic and Still Prime Telephoto, Wide and Zoom lenses
  12. Éclair NPR Super 16mm Sync Sound Camera Kits
  13. Manfrotto Fluid Head and Gear Head tripods, Monopods, Shoulder Braces, Stabilizers and Jib Arms
  14. Private Sound 5.1 Recording, Editing and Mixing Suites
  15. Sound Devices 722 Hard Disk Recorders
  16. Zoom H6 Sound Recorders
  17. Zoom H4N Sound Recorders
  18. Fostex FR-2LE Sound Recorders
  19. Multi-Pattern High-End Microphones
  20. Portable Video & Data Projectors
  21. Wacom Cintiq 13HD Interactive Displays
  22. Portable Acme Peg Light Boxes
  23. Omni, Tota, Soft Box, DP Light Kit, VIP Pro and LED Portable Kits.
  24. Portable Backdrops, Reflectors, Gels, Light Stands and Sand Bags

Other extra-curricular activities include a student-run Cinematic Arts club, FILMMAKERS ANONYMOUS; student films are screened for the public annually, LIGHTSTRUCK; guest speakers visit the department regularly.