Production Equipment

The Department of Film Studies provides our filmmaking students with a wide array of professional production equipment so that they develop technical skills and craft that qualify them for many jobs in the film industry. While filmmaking is just one of the many outstanding aspects of the Department of Film Studies, our courses teach equipment and tools that provide students opportunities to make films with production values equal to those one might find in a traditional four-year film production school.

Digital Cameras

9x Canon XF100 cameras kits 

2x Canon 5D Mark 3 (with various lenses and filters)

All camera kits include Manfrotto tripod, shoulder mount, shotgun mic, lav mics, headphones, cables and other accessories

16MM Cameras

7x K100 Kodak 16mm camera kits (which include Sekonic light meters and tripods)

Lights(assembled into various kits):

12x Lowel 500w Omni lights

4x Lowel 1000w DP lights

5x Lowel 200w Pro-lights

3x Lowel 750w Tota lights

1x Lowel Rifa soft light box

1x Arri Fresnel kit (includes150, 300, and 650 watt lights)

2x Soft light panels

Lights are checked out in kits with barndoors, scrims, stands and sandbags.

Audio 

5x Zoom H2 recorder kit with lav and xlr mics

2x Advanced Sennheiser/Tascam Wireless Audio/Camera accessories kit

1x High quality ADR/Voiceover mic

Support

1x Matthews doorway dolly and optional 24 feet of track

2x Ronin DJI gimbal camera stabilizers

1x Red Rock shoulder mount rig

2x Fotga follow focus 1x 42” Camera slider

2x Glidecam rigs

1x Manfrotto folding tripod dolly

2x HD field monitors with external power supplies

 

Post-Production Facilities

Connecticut College provides Film Studies students with 24/7 access to both of our postproduction labs. These facilities are limited to students currently enrolled in production classes or approved independent projects, and are not shared with the general campus population, so access is readily available. Our 10 Apple computers run Adobe Premiere (and the entire Creative Cloud), Final Cut Pro, and a variety of other postproduction and screenwriting programs. The room is outfitted with speakers for sound mixing, an HD monitor for color correction, and whiteboard space for outlining and scheduling. The lab functions as a production classroom, a communal creative space for students to work on their ideas together, and screening room where students can project their work in HD.

Production room

Students enrolled in film production courses of any level have access to the Film Studies production room. The production room is a seminar room outfitted for all the needs of filmmaking students from a wall-to-wall whiteboard, to an HD monitor for playback, to wireless computer display capabilities. Like the postproduction lab, Film Studies students have exclusive access to this room 24/7.