The Department of Screen and Media has a range of equipment available for student productions in drama and documentary subjects from production through to post-production. We also have a range of  specialised equipment for use in digital media production. Equipment is made available to students in the relevant topics and degrees.

Production

The equipment store has a variety of Sony cameras, including V1Ps, Z1Ps and a Z7 which record to DVCAM or HDV.

Lighting gear includes Redhead kits, Blondies, Chinese Lanterns and Dedos.  There are a range of C-stands, cutters, gels, frames, reflectors and stands. There are 2 field portable dollies with tracks.

Sound equipment includes Sound Devices 302 mixers, Sennheiser shotgun mics, Mazantz solid state recorders and radio mics.


Post-Production

Screen & Media have 12 HDVCAM and DVCAM edit suites for use in the undergraduate, honours and masters programs. The edit suites exclusively use Apple computers with Intel Xeon Mac-Pros housing the Final Cut Studio (Final Cut Pro, Colour, Motion and DVD Studio Pro) Pro Tools and Photoshop.

The edit suite computers are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the academic year, and are used by lecturing staff to demonstrate and train students in post-production processes. Students have access to edit suite facilities for curriculum based exercises and projects.


3-D Camera Array (Pictured above right)

Thirty cameras arranged in a circle fire simultaneously to create the bullet time effect best known from The Matrix. The rig is used to capture a 3-D moment in time.


Underwater Filming

As a result of its links with Maritime Archeology (particularly with the Master of Screen and Media) the Department has video equipment suitable for underwater use. An amphibico housing is fitted to house the Sony Z7 camera and is suitable for dives up to 100 meters. We also have camera bags for use with smaller cameras at shallow depths and at the surface.  This equipment is only for use by qualified divers and in compliance with the University Dive policy.


Projection Dome

The Department of Screen and Media has the use of a projection dome which is used for projecting a half sphere of image from a digital source. The dome can seat up to 15 people and can be used for screening circular or flat images. A spherical mirror is mounted on a projection stand and images wrap around the surface of the dome. Typically these are played on a laptop with stereo speakers. The dome is easily transported and can be set up inside or outside.

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