Film and television facilities
If you want to work with video and film, you have access to outstanding cameras, lighting and postproduction equipment.
Shoot your projects with our professional grade cameras, including four Panasonic AG-AF102EN's, which capture onto a micro 4/3" sensor. These cameras feature interchangeable prime lenses, which also mount to our ten Panasonic DMC-G10K micro 4/3" DSLR's, (useful for everything from shot storyboarding and location recces to creative stills and motion picture work). We also have eleven Panasonic AG-HVX202AEN cameras (which record in either HD or SD), as well as one AR/RIFLEX 16 BL film camera.
Our film-specific lighting equipment includes units tailored to our dedicated studio, as well as lighting designed for shooting on location. The sizeable studio has a lighting grid with each channel separately dimmable, and is the home for many student exercises and projects throughout the year.
The studio can accommodate two one-room sets, which are built and dressed by Art Direction students. There is also an array of grip equipment, including three camera dollies and a jib arm.
Screen arts students learn to edit using up to date industry standard AVID software on a variety of non-linear editing stations and dedicated edit suites. For first year students Unitec has a purpose-built Lab with 25 iMac computers. Second and third year students have access to edit suites and more advanced post production sound facilities including two Protools suites.
Our systems and servers are maintained by AVID experts with an emphasis on staying current and having stable work stations at all times. Students are taught by experienced editors and guests with a background in film and drama. There is an emphasis on editing as both a technical and creative process, and on the editor as an important collaborative partner in storytelling.
Our numerous location sound kits are based around Sennheiser or AKG shotgun mics and radio systems, combined with Wendt or Sound Devices mixers or a file-based portable recorder. Two ProTools sound post-production suites allow you to record, edit and mix sounds and add in sound effects and music.
You can plan shoots in our production offices, and your finished short film will then be shown to performing and screen arts staff and students in the screening room. Each year, the short films made by third-year Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts students are shown at the end-of-year Grad Screening at Event Cinemas in St Lukes.
Last edited: 03 September 2012