Equipment Policies & Procedures

Borrowing equipment is a student resource, not a right. Students who violate the policies outlined here may lose access to AMI equipment.

  • Equipment may only be checked out and operated by students in AMI courses for course projects , after they receive instruction, training, and approval from appropriate faculty or staff. Equipment may not be used on any student’s personal project or paid job.

  • Equipment must be checked out and returned during regular cage hours (Fall 18 hours: M-F 1–4 pm).

  • Equipment checked out on Thursday is due back on Friday.  Equipment checked out on Friday is due Monday. All other checkouts are for 24 or 48 hours.

  • Unless specifically authorized, one equipment user may only check out one of each type of equipment (i.e., one camera, one light kit).

  • Please return equipment in good condition and packed with care and precision.

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

  • Always keep equipment in secure location. In the event of theft, the student must file a police report and provide a copy to the Equipment Manager.

  • If equipment is damaged or lost due to neglect, the student will be responsible for repair costs and/or replacement of missing or damaged equipment.

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

  • AMI equipment is not available for student use outside of Spring and Fall semesters. Exceptions may be made for students who receive Duke funding for a specific moving image project.

Questions? Contact AMI Equipment Manager Jim Haverkamp