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Production Equipment for Course Work

Students enrolled in AMI classes and AMI independent study projects have access to AMI production equipment. Equipment is to be used for class projects only. Use of equipment by persons not currently enrolled in AMI classes or for projects that are not part of AMI course work is not permitted.

Students not enrolled in AMI Production courses may check out a wide range of video gear from The Link at Perkins Library.


Equipment Cage

The AMI equipment cage is located in room A121 of Bay 12 of Smith Warehouse. Students enrolled in AMI classes and AMI independent study projects may check out and return equipment during the cage's regular hours. Checkouts are for 24 - 48 hours.


Spring 2017 semester cage hours
(Jan 26 - May 26, 2017)

Mon–Fri 12:00 - 3:00 pm

AMI Equipment Cage policies & procedures

1. Equipment may only be used by students in AMI courses for course projects only.

2. Equipment must be checked out and returned during regular cage hours (Spring 17 hours: M-F 12–3 pm)

3. Failure to return equipment on time will result in loss of checkout privileges.

4. Equipment may be checked out for 24-48 hours . Equipment checked out on Thursday is due back on Friday.  Equipment checked out on Friday is due Monday. 

5. Equipment must be stored in a secure location. Theft due to unsecured handling will be the responsibility of the student.

6. Damage caused by gross neglect will be the student’s responsibility.

7. Please notify cage personnel if you notice any problems with equipment while it’s in your care.

8. Equipment may be used anywhere in the Triangle. Travel outside of the Triangle is prohibited without authorization from AMI instructor.

Questions? Contact AMI Equipment Manager 

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Students enrolled in AMI classes and AMI independent study projects have access to production equipment, including:

  • Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Cameras
  • Canon DSLRs  (7D, 60D, 70D) 
  • Canon Vixia G20 HD video cameras
  • Panasonic HVX-200 4K camera
  • Bolex16mm film cameras
  • Zoom H4N and H5 sound recorders
  • Directional and wireless microphones for various applications
  • Lighting equipment: hard and soft light kits, fresnels and an HMI
  • Grip and camera support equipment including fluid head tripods, a doorway dolly and track, a jib and various camera mounts.

Post-Production Facilities

Students enrolled in AMI classes have access to the editing facilities in Smith Warehouse Bay 12. These include a 12 station computer lab and individual digital editing project studios with Apple iMacs running Final Cut Pro X, Adobe CC, including Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop. One edit suite contains 16mm bench stations and a 16mm flatbed editor. 

Other Editing Facilities on Campus

Equipment tutorials 

 Nikon D3200 tutorial

 Canon Vixia HG20 tutorial

 H4n Zoom audio recorder tutorial

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