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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.