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Facilities & Equipment

Students who are taking our production course can check out equipment for the class projects. Students in our production course also can access to our facilities 24/7 when a class is not using them.

If a student, who is currently taking our production course, plans to work on a class project in Student Wing/Lecture Hall building after 11:00pm, s/he would need to obtain a building pass. Please contact your course instructor or Kathy Horton, our department secretary, for the procedure.


Digital Video Editing Labs

Mac based labs with a variety of software including: Final Cut Pro, Adobe C.C., & Dragonframe.

Animation Lab

Mac computers & Ipads with Dragonframe, After Effects, Photoshop, Tagtool, and Oxberry Master series animation stand with articulating easel. Has both Digital and 16mm capabilities and 10 foot vertical boom. Oxberry pro-copy stands rigged with Canon DSLR's.

Sound Studio                                                                                                                   

Mac Lab includes: Software package includes Ableton Live & Isadora. Hardware including:  MakeNoise Modular Synth Shared System, M-Audio & Casio Keyboards, MOTU UltraLight 10in/14out channel Digital Interfaces, Akai & Push Launchpads, Korg Monotron Ribbon Synthesizers, Turntables, Nagra 1/4 inch reel to reel, Mag 16mm Dubber, Mackie & Behringer Mixers, Tascam Cassette Decks, Sure Microphones with stands.   

Super 8 & 16mm Film Editing Rooms

16mm and Super 8 film bench setups with film viewers and splicers, as well as 16mm Steenbeck 6-plate film editing flatbeds and light tables.

Film Processing Lab

Student training lab for super8mm & 16mm b/w reversal motion picture developing. Custom fixtures include an IR viewer and vertical drying rack.

Image Transfer Studio

JK film to digital transport utilizing tethered Canon DSLR.

Optical Printing Studio

JK Optical Printers, K-105, K103 Meritex controllers, 16/8mm gates and film to digital capabilities. 

Media Equipped Classrooms

Digital HD video and 16mm projection in 90 seat cinema, video & data projection, Super 8 mm small screening rooms, Rear projection screen, Lighting grid, background/set materials.


Students who major in Cinema have access to University-owned media equipment. Generally, Cinema students may borrow audio, video & filmmaking equipment to complete classroom assignments. The loan period is normally 3-7 days. In addition, students are strongly encouraged (but not required) to purchase basic sound/image gathering & editing tools. Useful equipment includes: continuously updated digital cameras, external handheld microphone & firewire or USB3 cables, headphones, and interfacing accessories.

Cinema technical staff can help recommend equipment and software for incoming students. (Instructional Support Technician: 607-777-6345)

Technical Staff

Brian Murphy
Head Technical Support Specialist

Hank Rudolph
Technical Support Specialist

Last Updated: 9/17/18