Video Animation and Digital Arts
The Video studio has a 17-station Mac Lab. It is equipped with an array of video, audio, animation, compositing, image editing, web-designing software including Final Cut, the entire Adobe Production Suite CS6 that includes Premiere Pro, Illustrator, AfterEffects, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver. Additionally we have a “Media Cage” where students check out video cameras, state of the art DSLR cameras, tripods, microphones, digital audio recorders, Wacom Tablets, and other regularly upgraded gear to complete their creative work.
The dedicated Animation studio is a 16-station Mac-based lab with dual boot capability. It is equipped with an array of animation, digital modeling, video, compositing, and image editing software including Autodesk Maya, Pixologic’s Zbrush, After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Maxon Cinema 4D, and Dragonframe along with other supporting software. Wacom Intuos graphics tablets are set up at each computer to allow students to draw and animate directly on the computer. For viewing work, the lab includes a large format hi-resolution projector and surround sound speakers. Also, each computer is networked for screen sharing and instructor demos. In addition to other equipment for audio, video, photography, and stop-motion, the lab includes a Next Engine 3D scanner and 3D physical output through the use of the Makerbot Replicator 2.