Lighting Studio

Lighting Studio: lighting studio with magenta and blue lights, stand up mirror in middle of room

lighting studio with magenta and blue lights, stand up mirror in middle of room
The Lighting Studio offers a dedicated studio space where students can create flexible and customizable lighting set-ups for a variety of photography, video, and installation-based projects. The Audio Recording Suite has a sound-proofed room for clean audio recording and an attached audio mixing and editing space.
 
sound proofed audio recording room with gray fabric walls and microphone stands
 
Location
• PNW 306 and PNW 306a
• Please note that the Audio Recording Suite is only accessible by walking through the Lighting Studio.
 
Equipment:
• fully programmable lighting grid with touchscreen interactivity
• motorized backdrops and curtains
• grip equipment (including C-stands, flags, scrims, and sandbags)
• video dolly with optional tracks
• rolling camera stand
• art documenting wall
• sound proof room with XLR wall plate
• assorted condenser and dynamic microphones and headphones
• Mac Pro with audio software and recording interface
• TriCaster for live stream production
 
close up of audio recording mixer sliders
 
Authorization
The Lighting Studio and Audio Recording Suites are only for the use of students currently enrolled in Photo, Video, Media, and Music courses within the departments of Art, Music, and Cinema & Media Studies.
 
Authorizations expire every semester. Talk to the tech support specialist to be re-added at the beginning of each semester.
 
Training
An hour-long safety training session is required in order to reserve this space. Email feshragh@wellesley.edu to schedule training.
 
Hours
The Lighting Studio hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
 
Reservations
• Reservations must be made on the Lighting Studio Google Calendar. If you are authorized to use the space, contact Farimah Eshraghi for access to the calendar.
• Reservations may not be longer than 5 hours. You may only reserve the space for one time slot per day.
 
Access
• Once you have secured a reservation, you can go collect the room key from the self-check-out box by the Cage. Keys must be cleaned and returned to the box at the end of your reservation. All keys must be returned to the box by 4:30 pm on the day of your reservation. This system operates under the Wellesley College Honor Code.
• Failure to return your key on time will result in a $5 per day late fee. Repeat offenders will be banned from using this space.
• Access is for approved users who have secured a reservation ONLY. Sharing keys with unauthorized users, or authorized users who do not have a reservation, will be considered a violation of the Honor Code and may result in a ban from the use of the space.
• In order to comply with social distance guidelines, there is a capacity limit of 2 people at a time in the Lighting Studio, or 1 person at a time in the Audio Suite.
• The Audio Suite and Lighting Studio cannot be used by separate groups concurrently at this time.
 
Responsibility of user
• The user is responsible for all items in these rooms during your reservation. No equipment is to leave the rooms.
• When leaving the space, reorganize the equipment and pick up after yourself. Clean any equipment or surfaces you touched with the provided sanitation supplies.
• Art, props, etc. may not be stored in this space. Do not leave any art or personal belongings in the room.
• You are responsible for acquiring training on any piece of equipment that you are not familiar with. Do not use equipment that you have not been trained on.
 
Associated costs
Free to use.
 
Food & drink
Only water is permitted in the Lighting Studio. No food or drink of any kind is permitted in the Audio Recording Suite.
 
The Honor Code is recognized in this space!
 
a bearnese mountain dog sits on a white seamless background with colored lights in the lighting studio
 
Questions? Need help?
Technology Support Specialist Farimah Eshraghi
PNW 310