CAL Film Production Lab
C642 Wells Hall

FALL 2023 Lab Hours:
SUN 12-4
MON 3-7
TUE 3-7
WED 3-7
THUR 3-7
FRI 12-6
SAT 12-4


Access to the CAL Film Lab is limited to CAL students. Instructors can contact Film Lab Director Pete Johnston to set their class up with access.

The College of Arts & Letters’ Film Production Lab features 6 iMac workstations running Adobe Premiere, DaVinci Resolve, and Final Cut Pro X, giving students the opportunity to work on the editing platform of their choice. The computers are equipped with Audio-Technica headphones and 8 TB external Thunderbolt hard drives for storage.

Students are able to check out a variety of cameras with interchangeable lenses and heavy-duty tripods for support, as well as Tascam portable audio recorders with Rode NTG-2 shotgun microphones, boom poles and windscreens.

Equipment List


Sony RX10 – 24-200mm lens, 1″ sensor
Sony AX100 – 29 to 348mm lens, 1″ sensor, camcorder form factor
Sony ZV-E10 – 16-55mm lens, APS-C sensor
Panasonic GH2 – 20mm f/1.8 lens, 45mm f/1.8 lens, Micro 4/3 Sensor
Nikon D5500 – 18-55mm and 70-300mm lenses, APS-C sensor


Shoulder Mount
Wheelchair Dolly


TASCAM DR-100 Portable Recorder
TASCAM DR-60 Portable Recorder
RODE NTG-2 Shotgun Microphone
Audio Technica AT899 Lavaliere Microphone
Wired Boom Pole with Shock Mount
XLR Cables
Studio Headphones


Digital Juice Miniburst LED Light – Daylight Balanced
Westcott Flexlight LED Light – Tungsten Balanced
Genaray Spectoled 500 – Daylight Balanced
5 Way Reflector

Film Screening Room

In addition to editing space, cameras, and sound equipment, the Film Screening Room seats between 15-20 people, with HD projection and surround sound. The space is perfect for visiting lecturers or filmmakers and other small-scale screenings.