Space and equipment available free of charge for faculty, staff, and students as well as the media, as long as the interview is Maryland-centric.
Keys to the studio are held by Hornbake's ground floor front desk and the iSchool office, HBK-0211.
Media Lab User Agreement
The studio is divided into 4 sets: the “Large Backdrop Set”, the “Small Green Screen Set”, the “Library Set”, and the “Maryland Banner.” Each set has its own preset lighting environment. The presets are all daylight balanced and are positioned for a standard lighting setup. No users should touch or change the standard lighting presets. If users want to change the lighting set up in the studio they must use their own lighting setup (which included borrowing lighting kits from the TLC). Only trained staff members are authorized to move the backdrops. If the backdrop needs to be switched, contact a trained staff member.
The studio also has both “Talent” and “Camera” marking for each set. These are suggested talent and camera placement markings so users should feel free to place the camera, and the talent however they would like. It is the user’s responsibility to have relevant crew members for their shoot. No staff members are available to act as crew as a part of their normal working duties. The crew size cap for the studio is 16. Please note a barber’s bib is required for all hair and makeup completed in the studio. Pipe and drape can be utilized to create a changing area for talent, however the Hornbake restrooms are also available. All special effects, and body paint makeup must be completed in a restroom.
The studio must be reserved at least 2 business days in advance of the preferred booking date. The studio operates during normal building hours. Users are welcome to use more than one block of time. As a teaching space, there is an expectation that the room is reset at the end of every block. Failure to do so may result in the users inability to rent that space again. We ask that the users be conscious of the time blocks and have cleanup be a factor during production planning. When the user is finished with the room they must do a walk through with a staff member to ensure the room has been reset and is locked. Users assume responsibility for missing or damaged production equipment, paying for repairs or replacement if needed.