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Video Studio

The Rettner Hall Video Studio is located in Rettner 306.

The studio, which is 30' x 20', features walls covered in black acoustic drapery as well as approximately two walls of chromakey green drapery. Lighting fixtures and seamless backdrop are generally available. More specialized video and sound equipment is available for specific courses.

Computing resources in the video studio are primarily Mac Pro computers with industry-standard photo and video software (Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, etc.).

Please read the following information carefully

Reserving the Video Studio

Reserving the video studio requires Safety/Orientation Training. This training will either be given as part of your studio classes, or by appointment with video studio coordinator. At this time, you will be required to sign the Video Studio Contract. You will also need prior video /photography studio experience (lighting and set-up), or currently taking a video/photography class to reserve the space.

Making a reservation:

***You will NOT be notified if you DO NOT follow these steps. Please plan your time accordingly.***

  1. Make reservations at least three days (72 hours) prior to preferred date and time.
  2. Check the calendar (ical or html) for conflicts. (Studio Hours are the same as the Help Desk hours which are listed below.)
  3. Fill out the online reservation form.

A confirmation email will be sent to you in due course. Access to the studio will be handled through the Help Desk in Rettner 201 during their operational hours.

PLEASE NOTE: A list of ALL other students (full name and email) in the studio during a reservation needs to be provided to the studio coordinator. This list needs be emailed to the studio coordinator prior to reservation time. If an individual isn’t on the list and is found in the studio, the reserver will loose their studio privileges.

Studio hours:

  • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. – midnight
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – midnight
  • Sunday: noon – midnight

***Evening reservations need to be cleaned up and key returned to Help Desk by 11:45 p.m.***

Please have your ID card for sign-in at the Help Desk and swipe access to the airlock at the video studio. No unreserved or unapproved use of the studio is permitted at any time.

Required cleaning:

The studio needs to be clean and tidy when leaving. Please make sure to complete the following steps.

  • ALL overhead lights turned OFF. No lights should ever be left on when leaving the studio.
  • Lights chords wrapped properly.
  • Lights put in storage area.
  • Items on storage shelf left orderly.
  • Backdrops rolled up properly.
  • Table, chairs and step stool tidy near the computer wall.
  • Any item used placed back were it was.

PLEASE NOTE: When entering the studio, if anything is left out or improperly put away, please take a photo and email it to studio coordinator (within 10 hours) and notify Help Desk before you start your reservation. Then after your time in studio, clean the studio properly. The coordinator will deal with the appropriate students.

The video studio attempts to accommodate students and groups. However, sloppy behavior will not be tolerated. Please follow procedures and leave the studio better than you found it. If not, your privileges may be terminated at the discretion of the studio coordinator.

For more information or to schedule Safety/Orientation Training, contact the video studio coordinator at

Students filming an interview with Korean War Veterans.