Visualize, Create, Produce

Reserving a DSLR Camera


To reserve a DSLR cameria from the CMS, you must attend a brief, 20-minute training session. These take place MW 11:45am – 1:00pm. If you have questions, please email Cesar Martinez at

Video-Photography Equipment

We are stocked with DSLR camera kits, HD mini-camcorders, GoPro cameras, and HD webcams, as well as a range of gear designed for flexible and mobile projects. Many of these items are available for check-out by any Occidental student. Take a look at our video equipment inventory to see what tools we offer. You can also click on each item to learn more about their technical specifications, their functions and various uses.


Video and Image Editing Software

We currently have five iMac workstations, each equipped with the Adobe Suite. Students have 24/7 access to Photoshop, Premiere Pro (Adobe’s video editing software that is quickly become an industry standard), Illustrator and InDesign, After Effects, etc. They are all also outfitted with iMovie and GarageBand, Apple’s built-in video and audio editing software. While they are basic platforms, they will also allow students to learn the critical principles of media production and post-production

Some of our computers also offer additional programs, like Camtasia, a screencasting software application, and PluralEyes, which automatically syncs your audio and video tracks if you choose to shoot non-sync sound.


DSLR Camera Kits
Canon EOS t3i DSLR Camera Kits
Canon HD mini-Camcorders
Logitech C310 HD Webcams
GoPro Hero 3 Black

Camera Accessories    

Battery grip for Canon EOS 70D
GoPro Chest Mount Harness
GoPro Head Strap Mount


Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 Wide Angle Lens
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Lens
Canon EF f/1.4 50mm Lens
Lens Filter Pack (inc. Polarizing Filter & UV Filter)

Other Accessories    

Green Screen Kit
Wacom Drawing Tablets
Samsung Galaxy Tablets
iPad 4
1TB Western Digital External Hard Drives

Stabilization Gear

Ravelli 61.5” Tripod with Bag
Revo Single-Handle Shoulder Rig
Revo Dual-Grip Shoulder Rig
Kamerar 47” Slider for DSLR
Glidecam HD-2000 Stabilizar

Audio for Video

Rode On-Camera Mic (for DSLR Camera Kits)
Rode NTG3 Shotgun Mic
Rode Blimp for NTG Shotgun Mic
Audio-Technica Pro 88W Wireless Lavolier Mics
Zoom H4N Digital Audio Recorder Kit
Sony MDR-7506 Monitor Headphones
Sennheiser Headsets with Microphone

Location: Ground level of Academic Commons
General hours:  same hours as the Academic Commons.
Equipment circulation: M-F 3pm – 5pm
Open Studio Hours: M-F 1pm – 6pm