Welcome to the San Diego State University's Television, Film, and New Media (TFM) program. We are home to a wide range of performance and production facilities designed to enhance the educational experience. You are welcome to learn about our living laboratories in which students develop and perfect their craft by exploring the virtual facilities below or signing up to see them in person. Our in-person tour dates are below:
Equipment Checkout houses a full complement of production gear including DV cameras, HDV cameras, 16 and super-16 mm film cameras, studio lights, location lighting kits, grip and gaffing support gear including several grip and mounting kits, a pneumatic dolly, doorway dolly, camera mounts, digital (solid-state) and analogue audio recorders, and two digital sound effects libraries. The film cameras include CP-16-R (super-16 conversions) and CP-16-A sound cameras as well as Canon MOS cameras.
Located in the Communication Building, Studio A has two full-time support engineers. The studio is outfitted with a Master Control area, three studio pedestal-mounted studio cameras, an automated lighting console, Mole-Richardson lighting, an audio control suite with digital audio console, state-of-the-art digital switcher, chroma-key wall and CG.
Studio C stands as a “shell” equipped with 300 amps of electrical power and a scene dock with a variety of flats used to create sets. Advanced and graduate student filmmakers use Studio C to build free-standing sets for single-camera style shoots.
The Post Production facility includes one room dedicated to ADR and foley sound work. This room includes a Pro Tools TDM system, and is acoustically engineered for voice-over recording and ADR work. Each editing room in the post facility is equipped with Apple G5 quad processor hardware and Apple Final Cut Studio Suite. These computers also include the Adobe Creative Suite and many other applications relevant to production work. Additionally, there are several rooms outfitted with Pro Tools, including one high-end Pro Tools TDM System with 24-bit sound and a robotically controlled external mixing board (a Mackie HUI). Software is being continuously updated and expanded.
The Computer Lab is equipped with 20 Macintosh Quad processor G5 computers. This lab supports the new TFM Maya Animation,Editing and After Effects Compositing curriculum.