Camera, Audio, and Editing Equipment
Film Production Lab
C642 Wells Hall
The Film Lab is CLOSED until Spring Semester 2021
Signup for a checkout time, or a time to return your equipment: https://msufilmlab.youcanbook.me/
COVID-19 Checkout Procedures
All checkouts will be contact-less. Upon signing up for a checkout time and choosing the equipment in the above form, please arrive outside the Film Lab (C642 Wells Hall) promptly at the designated time. The lab assistant will place your equipment on a cart in the hallway and you can pick it up from there without having to enter the lab.
Signing up for a drop-off time is similar. Arrive at the lab promptly at your designated time. Drop your equipment off on the cart in the hallway. Please inform the lab assistant of any issues with broken or missing equipment promptly. The lab staff will take and disinfect the used equipment equipment.
The Film Lab will not be available for in-person work during the pandemic—only for contact-less equipment checkout.
The College of Arts & Letters’ Film Production Lab features 6 iMac workstations running Adobe Premiere CS6, and Final Cut Pro X, giving students the opportunity to work on the editing platform of their choice. The computers are equipped with Audio-Technica headphones and 8 TB external Thunderbolt hard drives for storage.
Students are able to check out a variety of cameras with interchangeable lenses and heavy-duty tripods for support, as well as Tascam portable audio recorders with Rode NTG-2 shotgun microphones, boom poles and windscreens.
Panasonic FZ1000 – 25-400mm lens, 1″ sensor
Sony RX10 – 24-200mm lens, 1″ sensor
Sony AX100 – 29 to 348mm lens, 1″ sensor, camcorder form factor
Panasonic GH2 – 20mm f/1.8 lens, 45mm f/1.8 lens, Micro 4/3 Sensor
Nikon D5500 – 18-55mm and 70-300mm lenses, APS-C sensor
TASCAM DR-100 Portable Recorder
TASCAM DR-60 Portable Recorder
RODE NTG-2 Shotgun Microphone
Audio Technica AT899 Lavaliere Microphone
Wired Boom Pole with Shock Mount
Digital Juice Miniburst LED Light – Daylight Balanced
Westcott Flexlight LED Light – Tungsten Balanced
Genaray Spectoled 500 – Daylight Balanced
5 Way Reflector
Film Screening Room
In addition to editing space, cameras, and sound equipment, the Film Studies program recently opened an intimate Film Screening Room that seats between 25 and 30 people, with brilliant HD projection and surround sound. The space is perfect for visiting lecturers or filmmakers and other small-scale screenings.