TV Studios

UCLA TFT students learn the art of television production in our television studios. Our relationships and ties with multiple Los Angeles-area studios have garnered generous donations for these spaces from the entertainment industry.

Studio 1

Location: Melnitz 1451

Our best-equipped studio features a new, state-of-the-art Strand Century lighting system and a digital production switcher. The control room panel was donated by Sony Studios and the permanent set came directly from the NBC sitcom Friends. This studio is not available for rental.

Features:

  • Four Sony BVP-500 broadcast studio cameras with pneumatic pedestals and fully motorized 20×1 zoom lenses
  • A large Fisher pneumatic mic boom
  • Grass Valley 4000 series digital triple re-entry switcher (effects and chroma key, 20+ inputs)
  • Four Sony DSR-80 DVCAM digital video recorders/players for roll-ins and recording
  • Pacific Research and Engineering 16 input stereo audio mixing console
  • Audio cassette recorder, CD player
  • Audio and video patching for bringing in external equipment, including hand held and other cameras
  • Two channel, 10+ station intercom system using headsets
  • 3M model D-2200 character generator with 20 fonts and floppy disk storage
  • Lighting grid with 14 motorized battens
  • Strand Century lighting fixtures package with computerized dimmer console
  • Large chromakey cyclorama
  • Two-curtain system
  • Large access doors, one to Studio 2 (hand driven); the other to the outside (motor driven)
 

Studio 3

Location: Melnitz 1462

Features:

  • Three Sony D-30TX cameras with pneumatic pedestals, fully motorized 19×1 zoom lenses
  • Three Sony DVCAM (DSR-80) Digital VCRs
  • A 10 station, two-channel intercom system
  • Grass Valley model 100 switcher with effects
  • Medium chromakey cyclorama
  • Character generator
  • Lighting grid, with fixtures and dimmers, Strand Century computerized console
  • Large access door to the hallway (hand driven)
  • Pacific Research & Engineering 12 Channel Audio Mixing Console with CD player, audio cassette players/recorders
For Rental Inquiries Contact
Rand Soares
Phone: 310-267-5359
E-mail: rsoares@tft.ucla.edu