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.


  • 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


  • 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

Rentals: Rand Soares
Phone: 310-267-5359