Student Info

How do I check out equipment?

Not all classes check out equipment from the cage, but for those who do, you must be cleared. In order to be cleared to check out equipment from the Cage, follow the following steps:

That’s it!


What equipment am I allowed to take out for my class?

The below chart reflects the equipment students are allowed to use, according to the class in which they are enrolled. Click for a larger version.

Some additional equipment is available to advanced students after being certified. Go to the cage and ask for special training availability.


When is The Cage Open?

Check out the calendar!



Want to use the studio space for your production?

Often times, your class project could benefit from being taped in a large space like one of our studios on 15.  You need to reserve this space, and the rules and procedures are a bit different than reserving an edit bay. Attached are the forms you need to make these reservations. You can also find these forms outside Engineering.

Studio Reservation Form

Media Request Form



Guidelines for video productions on school grounds

If you are interested in conducting camera shootings on campus, please review the Class-Related Television Production Guidelines by the Office of Campus Safety & Security and Television Department. Your request must be approved by our office for relevant campus space shootings.
Shooting Guidelines

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Just log into OASIS and click on the Training tab.  Then click the link.

This access would normally cost $375, but you get it FREE!!!

This application is sponsored by  the Information Technology and Academic Technology departments.



Production Packet

These forms may be helpful to you as you plan your production:
Talent Release Form
Storyboard 3
Storyboard 1
Shot Sheet
Floor Plan
Field Log
Edit Worksheet
Dimmer Schedule
Crew Assignment