Production

2D Animation

The 2D animation lab supports HD production in traditional and digital drawing, rotoscoping, interpolated morphing, mixed media, sand and paint on glass, blue and green screen, compositing and effects.

Hardware:

  • 24 Mac Workstations
  • Clintiq Tablets
  • Canon DSLR Cameras
  • Scanners
  • Digital Audio Kits

Software:

  • TVPaint
  • DragonFrame
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Final Cut Pro
  • ProTools

Location:

  • Fine Arts 3rd Floor

Hours:

Restriction:  Instructor approval required and only available to students currently enrolled in animation and post-production classes.

3D Animation

An HD production Mac lab featuring 3D using MAYA, Mudbox, ZBrush and Adobe Creative Suite.

Hardware:

  • 14 Mac workstations

Software:

  • Maya
  • Mudbox
  • Zbrush
  • Adobe Creative Suite

View more information about the hardware and software (pdf).

Location:

  • Fine Arts building, 3rd floor

Hours:

Restriction: Instructor approval required and only available to students currently enrolled in animation and post-production classes.

Please read through the CEL guidelines (pdf) before using the lab.

Stop-Motion Animation

Five stop-motion rooms support both 2D and 3D capture using any medium including clay, puppets, armatures, cutouts, mixed media, paint-sand on glass, blue and green screen effects.

Hardware:

  • Canon DSLR Cameras
  • Three Animation Stands with Back and Top Lights
  • Light Kits
  • Audio Kits
  • Blue and Green Screens

Software:

  • DragonFrame
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Final Cut Pro
  • ProTools

Location:

  • Fine Arts 3rd Floor

Hours:

Restriction:  Instructor approval required and only available to students currently enrolled in animation and post-production classes.

Digital Cinema Lab

Supporting courses in animation, post production sound and editing, interactive storytelling, and digital cinematography. The lab has been optimized to teach 3D animation.

Hardware:

  • 15 iMac, 27"
    • 3.4 GHz i7 Intel Core processor
    • 12gb RAM

Software:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 2015
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Avid ProTools
  • Final Cut Pro 7.0.3
  • TV Paint Animation 10 Pro
  • Z Brush
  • Autodesk Maya 2013
  • Autodesk Mudbox 2013
  • Microsoft Office 2011

Location: 

  • Fine Arts Building, Room 349

Lab Schedule:

Instructor approval required and only available to students currently enrolled in production classes.

Equipment Cage

Offering students and faculty access to a wide variety of film, video, sound, and lighting equipment, including:

  • Arri SR 16mm, Arri SR II Super 16mm cameras, Bolex
  • Canon C300, C100 (Mk I & II), BlackMagic Cinema Camera 2.5K, BlackMagic Pocket Cam
  • Panasonic HPX-170 camcorders, Canon T3i DSLR
  • Kino Flo, Mole Richardson, and Lowel Lighting Kits
  • Sound Devices 722, Tascam DR100 & DR60 Audio Recorders
  • Sennheiser Boom Packages and Wireless Lavaliers, EV RE Omnidirectional and Cardioid Microphones, etc.
  • Gels (Color and CTO/CTB), Flags, C-Stands, Gobo-arms, Scrims, Snoots, Flex Fills, Silks, Reflectors, Diffusion, etc.

The Equipment Cage also provides paying jobs for a few dedicated graduate and undergraduate students.

View a quick guide to the booking instructions, rules and etiquette of the SFSU Cinema Cage.

Location:

  • Fine Arts Building, Room 126

Hours:

Sound Stage

Enabling students the use of a state of the art facility with a wide array of flats and backdrops for various scene construction.

The 30 x 40 x 30 foot facility’s many features include:

  • A wide array of flats and backdrops for constructing scenes
  • Raising and lowering Light Grids
  • 40K power sources
  • 12’ x 12’ Green Screen
  • An Elemack crab dolly w/ track
  • Lights and grips ranging from Mole Richardson 5Ks, and 2Ks, as well as softs, stands, and grips

Location:

  • Fine Arts Building, Room 143

Hours:

Reserve through the Cinema 1-stop webpage.  Instructor approval required and only available to students currently enrolled in production classes.