Equipment Resource Center
The Equipment Resource Center (ERC) is a professional grade resource specifically for student use. It houses a range of photographic, video, and installation equipment. The ERC maintains film camera equipment from medium-format cameras and large format 4" x 5" and 8" x 10" cameras, as well as lenses and accessories for each format.
The ERC also holds relationships with Canon, Sony, Fuji, and Nikon to consistently have the latest in digital equipment, including a number of medium-format digital backs, as well as many Canon and Sony HD video and cinema equipment.
The darkroom facilities, located on the fifth floor, include a 18-station black-and-white darkroom equipped with Saunders LPL enlargers capable of printing 4" x 5" negatives, a film developing area, a color-balanced print viewing room that allows students to make precise color corrections, and a print finishing room for drying, pressing, and mounting photographs.
This floor also houses a Durst Theta 76 Digital-C printer with the ability to digitally expose and develop prints on photographic luster, glossy, metallic, translucent, and clear papers up to 30" wide.
Located on the third floor, the digital facilities consist of two 16-station Mac Pro computers with 24" Eizo monitors, several flatbed scanners, and five Flextight Imacon drum scanners for professional-quality film scanning.
These machines are loaded with Adobe Creative Cloud software, including After Effects, Bridge, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro. The labs are also equipped with many output options, including several Epson small, wide and large format printers capable of 8”x10” to 64” wide on the Epson 11800.
Shooting studios are located on the third and fourth floors and range from 500 square feet to 800 square feet in size. All studios are equipped with ProFoto strobes and base grip equipment including c-stands, grip arms, crossbars, umbrellas, and gray, white, and black seamless (9' and 5') backgrounds. In addition to the studios' equipment, the ERC (above) can provide off-campus Profoto lighting equipment and light modifiers as well as Arri tungsten lighting.