Filmmaking Facilities & Services at UCL
in the Anthropology Department Visual Laboratory
Cameras and Filming Equipment
1. Eight Sony PD170 camera kits fully equipped with:
These are sturdy and reliable standard definition cameras recording to 60-minute
MiniDV or 40-minutes DVCAM tapes
2. Nine x Panasonic HMC41E camera kits fully equipped with:
These are state of the art (2011) AVCHD tapeless cameras recording to 2 x SDHC
16GB cards, higher resolution than HDV.
3. A selection of cardioid and hypercardioid (directional & shotgun). microphones, boom poles and XLR cables
4. 4 sets of Sennheiser radio microphones
5. 5 SteadyWings hand-held
5. 1 Handycam steady mount.
6. 4 Monopods & rotating pistol grips
1. Nine Mac based Final Cut Pro 3 workstations (using Final Cut v.7.0) supported by four tape decks
2. A 52-inch flat screen playback monitor.
Mentoring, advice and supervision
Dr Michael Yorke can provide this to anyone involved in film production, giving assistance with proposals, scripting, narrative structure, visualisation, executive advice at assembly, rough cut, fine cut and outputting phases of production to maximise receptivity and achieve broadcast quality.
Technical facilities and assistance
We can provide assistance with digitising, streaming and web output.
Archiving and storage
We can archive and store completed media files.
This equipment and services are available at cost to all members of the Anthropology Department through a booking system organised by Treasa O Brien, email email@example.com
Module students and workshop participants paying the laboratory fee have full use of this equipment for the duration of their course.
For non-departmental personnel at UCL it is available at cheap costs to cover servicing, repair and replacement. For details and rates email firstname.lastname@example.org