Our facilities include a media screening room in Swan Hall, in which most of our core courses and critical studies courses are taught. We can screen virtually any film, video or digital format as the room supports Blu-Ray, 16mm, and digital projection. This room was designed to be flexible and encourages both large and small group discussions.
The Hub at the Language Learning Resource Center (THE HUB@LLRC) is a place where students and faculty can go to get just-in-time support for a wide variety of media and technology projects. Located on the third floor of Swan Hall, students and faculty can learn where to get access to a range of digital resources, including iPads, laptops, video cameras, audio equipment and other technology. In the lab, they can work on projects, hang out, and get help if they need it from a team of trained student workers.
Students in Film/Media production classes have access to Film/Media production equipment available for check-out in THE HUB@LLRC. Specific equipment is reserved for specific Film/Media classes. The HUB@LLRC policies must be carefully followed to retain access. Film/Media production equipment is consistently updated and upgraded, and currently includes HDV video cameras, DSLR cameras and lens kits, Marantz sound recorder kits, Zoom sound recorder kits, wireless mics, and Lowell, Arri, and soft light kits.
THE HUB opened on September 28, 2012 in the Language Learning Resource Center at Swan Hall. Developed as a faculty initiative during Camp Harrington in coordination with ITS and the A&S Languages Department, THE HUB@LLRC is a place where students and faculty can go to get just-in-time support for a wide variety of media and technology projects. During this academic year, we'll pilot THE HUB@LLRC to learn more about how to best support the process of informal learning when it comes to fundamental multimedia composition skills. In September 2014, the Hub will be installed in The Harrington School of Communication & Media's new space in Ranger Hall.
Students enrolled in Film/Media production classes also have exclusive access to the Film/Media computer lab, located right in THE HUB@LLRC. These MacPros and Imacs are specifically configured for video editing and include Final Cut Studio 3 and support Blu-Ray authoring. In addition, there are also editing stations in the basement of the library in the computer lab in LL4.
Because Film/Media is an interdisciplinary program, many Film/Media classes are cross-listed with other departments, so students additionally have access to several other facilities on campus. These facilities include the Fine Arts Computer Lab - which is newly upgraded and includes 18 Final Cut Pro and several Avid editing stations, the Champlin Interactive 3D Lab in Tyler Hall which specializes in Maya 3D software and features the Unity gaming engine, and the high-definition screening space in the Swan Hall Auditorium.
Film/Media has access to a high-definition TV studio located in Chafee 204. The studio features HD studio cameras, production switcher, recorders, teleprompter, sound mixer and new lighting. This space is available for class projects, sound recording, studio production, or group use.
Roger Bacon, Gene Rosati Jr., Allie Furlong, Kayla Chin, Colby Blanchet and Chris Smith made up the team, Tough All Over, that won Best Editing at the 48 Hour Film Festival for their film The Greatness. See the trailer on Vimeo. (password: greatness)
The URI Film Collaborative, made up of students, Daniel Larsh, Anna Salatto, Brittany Diamond, Dan Matteus, Isabelle Motley, Mecca Smith and Alex Papa produced 2 Pounds for the 48 Hour Film Festival.Film/Media students Kayla Chin, Roger Bacon, Gene Rosati Jr., Allie Furlong, Matt DiGennaro, along with faculty member Keith Brown, filmed a documentary about free dental care in Rhode Island for the Rhode Island Mission of Mercy. You can watch the film on YouTube.