Camera Equipment and More…
Next Training Session Starts May 01, 2017
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 used every day in studios large and small. They absolutely must be a part of the training curriculum. 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 production.
Professional 4K Production Camera
There 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 if 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. The camera comes with professional Rokinon cinema lenses and our suite of EF mount Canon lenses.
Canon DSLR Cameras
We have a stack of 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 to learn film shooting.
GoPro Hero 4 Black
We have pimped out our GoPro Hero4 Black to function in a demanding production environment. Equipped with a backbone, interchangable lenses, tripod mount and both an on-board and external monitor, the Hero can now function in a demanding production environment.
Studio Theatre with Greenscreen
Every decent production facility needs a screening room and a studio large enough to shoot elements. Our new campus boasts a studio space that fulfills both needs. Our HD projector produces an image over ten feet wide while one entire wall of the space is a purpose-built greenscreen wall. We have light control drapes that permit us to black out the space for fine light control and to flood it with natural light for use as a drawing or photography studio or if we just want to let in the daylight.
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 kit
Great 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.
The TAZ 5 is a state-of-the-art open-source 3D printer. Unlike most consumer printers, this one is heavily supported by a mod-crazy community of tech geeks, like us. This permits us to hack the hardware and software to further explore the edges of this emerging technology. Oh…and it’s pretty cool when students can print out their 3D models too.
This unit came with a dual head extruder which permits us to print multiple materials into one print, or to use a water-soluble material for support structures. If you are a 3D print geek, you probably recognize how cool this is.