Camera & Studio Equipment
Next Training Session Starts January 2nd, 2018
Robust, state of the art hardware is needed in today’s digital media industries. At CGM, we utilize quad core processors, Dual 4MB HDMI video cards, dual monitors and intuos medium tablets; all industry standard for serious and demanding work. Every workstation is loaded with the latest, greatest industry standard software. Tools like Nuke, Maya, Houdini and Modo are an absolute must as a part of the training curriculum as you will be required to work with them in real life studio environments every day. Each student has a dedicated workstation for the duration of training as well as access to a large network storage array and a render farm, just like in professional production.
Professional 4K Production CameraThere are few things more important in visual media than image quality. CGM ensures students are working with feature-quality gear like the Black Magic. The Black Magic 4K Production Camera is one of the hottest feature-film quality cameras available today. Shooting in stunning 4K, students are able to create imagery of unprecedented clarity and quality; just what they need for today’s demanding job market. Students use our camera gear under the guidance of experienced visual effects supervisors to shoot footage for their training projects.
Canon DSLR CamerasWe have multiple Canon 60D DSLR cameras that are used in our camera optics class. These cameras shoot high resolution RAW stills, which are perfect for HDRI capture. They can also shoot up to 1920X1080 HD moving footage which makes them a great tool for learning to shoot film.
Studio Theatre with GreenscreenEvery decent production facility needs a screening room and a studio large enough to shoot elements. Our campus boasts a studio space that fulfills both needs. Our HD projector produces images over ten feet wide while the space also has a purpose-built greenscreen that covers an entire wall. We have light control drapes that permit us to black out the space for fine light control or to flood it with natural light for use as a drawing or photography studio.
Fresnels, redheads, lekos, oh my. What good is a professional camera and a great studio space if you don’t have the lighting gear to properly light your shot? Understanding on-set lighting is central to re-lighting in CG, or to matching onset lighting to your digital elements. To this end, we have been sure to include the necessary lighting equipment in our kit.
Additional Grip gear: light stands, century stands & sandbags, flags & b-boards
Flag & Scrim kitGreat lighting requires subtle control. To this end, a set of light control tools called “flags” and “scrims” are needed, as well as the grip gear to hold them in place. Flags block light while scrims reduce the intensity and hardness of light. Flags and scrims come in many shapes and sizes.
We look forward to helping you!