CAMD Media Studios


The CAMD Media Studios in Shillman Hall are available for the use of students enrolled in CAMD video production courses or engaged in independent study projects with a faculty supervisor.

The CAMD Media Studios is a cutting edge facility comprised of the latest in music and video technologies. There are five interwoven parts:

  • 27 workstations with new high-end Mac Pros, 34″ Ultrawide LG monitors, and the option of Avid Media Composer 8.3, Adobe Creative Suite, or Final Cut Pro X, as editing applications. All are tied to an internal Avid ISIS server.
  • An HD TV production studio offers students the opportunity to work with a full complement of equipment, including cameras, teleprompters, LED studio lighting, XPression graphics, and more.
  • A green screen room, including a state-of-the-art motion capture system, is frequently used by animation, gaming, Art + Design, and Theatre students. The space also has a removable green foam-tile floor, allowing students to composite objects and people using a variety of software applications.
  • A Music Recording Studio that offers Music Industry students the opportunity to play and record at a professional level. It houses a grand piano, new drum set, DigiDesign C/24 mixing board, ProTools software, and a wide variety of professional microphones.
  • The studios offer a wide range of new field equipment. Students have the option to work with traditional disk-based camcorders, DSLRs, audio recorders, LED light kits, microphones, tripods, stabilizer rigs, and more.

In addition, the facility includes a classroom/lab consisting of 16 student workstations with monitors that recess into desks, plus an instructor workstation tied into the projection system.

The Northeastern University Library also offers training and editing facilities in the Digital Media Design Studio. Digital video cameras may be checked out at Infocommons in the library.

CAMD Media Studio Hours

Fall hours:

  • Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – midnight
  • Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – midnight
  • Closed holidays, subject to change

For schedule updates, subscribe to the Media Studio Twitter account: @numediastudio.

CAMD Media Studio Policies

Field Equipment Policies

  • Students must be knowledgeable in the operation of any equipment they take out (camera, tripod, microphones, lights, etc…). Their instructor is responsible for ensuring a student has that knowledge.
  • Equipment may be signed out up to a week in advance at the office at 225 Shillman. We disburse and accept returned equipment from 8am-8pm, Monday-Friday. Equipment may not be scheduled over the phone.
  • Equipment is taken overnight. If taken on a Friday, it’s returned on the following Monday.
  • Students sign a document that lists what they are taking out. Their signature acknowledges their acceptance of responsibility in case of damage, loss, or theft. Students are fully responsible to replace or repair equipment that is damaged, lost, or stolen in their care.
  • No-shows and late-returnees may be barred from taking out equipment pending re-authorization from their faculty.

Editing Workstation Policies

  • Students working on projects for any CAMD class may use CAMD Media Studio workstations, provided they know how to use the equipment, typically through a current or previous class. The workstations have Avid Media Composer 8, Adobe Creative Cloud (with Premiere), and Final Cut Pro X. Students must have an external drive if they do not know how to use our server. Nothing should be saved to the Mac hard drive.
  • Students working in Room 205 gain access by exchanging a student ID for a swipe card. There is NO food or drink in Room 205. The door to Room 205 should always remain closed for the safety and security of students and equipment.

Studio Policies

  • Students working on projects for any CAMD class may use the CAMD Production Studios, provided they have been trained on all aspects of what they will be using (e.g., camera, lights, MoCap, etc…).
  • Microphones are distributed and returned at the Media Studios office at 225 Shillman.
  • Keys for photo cabinets are signed out in the Media Studios offices and require a Student ID in exchange.
  • Studio time is booked in up-to-three-hour blocks. Students schedule time at the Media Studio office in 225 Shillman. No-shows may be barred from using the facilities pending re-authorization from their faculty member.

Recording Studio Policies

  • Only students working on projects for a Recording Studio class or with special authorization may schedule time in the Recording Studios.
  • Microphones are signed out from the Media Studios office and returned after the session. Cables and headphones are available in the studio space.
  • Students are expected to keep the studio neat and orderly. Students are responsible for any damage or theft.

CAMD Media Studio Equipment (Select)

Recording Studio Equipment

  • AKG 414XLR microphone
  • Studio Projects C3 microphone
  • CAD E100 microphone
  • Audio Technica AT 4033 microphone
  • Electro Voice EV RE20 microphone
  • Sony C48 microphone
  • Sennheiser MD 4033A microphone
  • Audio Technica AT 4033A microphone
  • Shure SM58 microphone
  • Shure SM 57 microphone
  • Crown CM-700 microphone
  • MXL 900 microphone
  • AKG-D112 microphone
  • KSM27 microphone
  • AT Kitpack microphones
  • Rode NT4 microphone
  • Rode NT5 microphone
  • Rode SM 7B microphone
  • Digidesign C24 Mixing Board
  • Pearl Drum Set
  • Yamaha Conservatory C3 Grand Piano

TV Production Studio Equipment

  • Ross Carbonite 1 M/E switcher
  • Ross Xpression Prime Graphics
  • Yamaha 16 channel mixer
  • JBL Audio Monitors
  • Sony 55″ Monitor Walls
  • Aja Digital Record Decks
  • Autoscript Teleprompting system
  • Hitachi HD Studio cameras
  • Ross 34×34 HD router
  • Clearcom intercom system
  • Sennheiser wireless microphone system
  • Dual curtain track
  • Samsung 46″ studio monitor
  • Tannoy studio speakers
  • Element console
  • Chroma-Q Colorforce
  • DeSisti Fresnel
  • ETC Smartfade console
  • Studio Force 12 tungsten
  • Desisiti LED Fresnel
  • Organic Motion
  • CCI Hideaway tables
  • MacPro (2104)
  • LG 34″ Ultrawide monitor
  • Media Composer 8.3, Adobe Creative Cloud, FCPX, Aframe
  • Projector and sound system
  • Avid ISIS server
  • Avocent KVM Controller
  • Hitachi CCU
  • AVP Video Patch panels
  • Tektronix waveform

Studio Field Equipment

  • Canon t5i DSLR
  • Panasonic GH4 DSLR
  • Rokinon 24mm cine lens
  • Rokinon 35mm cine lens
  • Rokinon 85mm cine lens
  • Zacuto Z-Finder Optical viewfinder
  • Pansonic HPX170 camcorder
  • GoPro Hero3+
  • GoPro Hero
  • Manfrotto MVH502A/546B tripods
  • Steadicam Freefly MOVI M5
  • DJI Ronin stabilizer
  • Varavon V1000 45mm slider
  • Tripod dollies
  • Sony ECM-44B lavalier
  • Sony ECM-77B lavalier
  • Sony ECM-30 lavalier
  • Electro-voice EV-635 A
  • Audio-technica AT-815b Shotgun
  • Sennheiser K3-U Shotgun
  • Audio Technica AT-875R Shotgun
  • Audio Technica BP4029 Stereo Shotgun
  • Shure MX393/0 Boundary
  • Electrovoice RE-20
  • Boom poles and stands
  • XLR cables
  • Sennheiser EW100 Wireless Kit
  • Sony UWP Wireless Mic Kit
  • Sennheiser EW100 Wireless Kit
  • Azden FMX-42A 4 channel field mixer kit
  • Rycote softie
  • Rycote pistol grip
  • Zoom H4n audio recorders
  • LED light kits
  • Flexfill
  • Litepanels LP-Micro Camera light
  • R8LP Multicart
  • Ikan vk7i Field monitor

Ruggles Architecture Studio


Ruggles Architecture Studio includes 300 work desks, two critique spaces available for use at all times, and additional critique space that can be created within the studio. It also includes a laser cutter and facilities for digital output to color plotters.

Art + Design Labs and Studios


The Department of Art + Design offers students several advanced labs dedicated to a variety of media.

Computer Labs
Computer labs
 provide computers and printing facilities.

Art Studios
Art studios are an important workspace for art foundation courses.

Photography Lab
The photography lab provides fully equipped analog darkrooms and digital imaging labs.

Video Studio
The video studio is an advanced facility for video and TV media creation.

Communications Studies Labs

The Communication Studies Department maintains and Audio Lab to support courses in basic and advanced audio production. The lab includes 16 Apple iMac workstations running Pro Tools software with the appropriate peripherals.

Journalism Lab

The School of Journalism maintains a state-of-the-art newsroom that also functions as a working lounge and presentation and lecture space. The school also houses two computer labs equipped with iMacs and PCs with the latest software. Through the School’s relationship with the program in Creative Industries, students also have access to extensive offerings in interactive media.

Music Studios, Labs, and Rehearsal Spaces


Recording Studios
The Music Department is home to the university’s three state-of-the-art recording studios. These facilities produce master-quality recordings, many of which have been released on CD.

Music and Media Lab
The Music and Media Lab is a PC-based facility dedicated to instruction and completion of independent compositions by Music Technology students. This facility allows for a complete education in computer-based music composition, MIDI sequencing, digital audio mixing and mastering, sample processing, and software-based synthesis.

Advanced Studios A and B
Advanced Studios A and B are a single-station studios that allows students to record, compose, mix, and master their music on state-of-the-art equipment and loudspeakers. Studio A is PC-based and Studio B operates on a Mac platform.

Practice Rooms and Rehearsal Spaces
The Music Department has a number of practice rooms and rehearsal spaces, many equipped with pianos, drum kits, and/or amplifiers.

Theatre Performance Spaces and Studios


The Theatre Department is home to a 40-seat studio theatre for student productions and an 80-seat theatre where most departmental productions take place. Acting and movement studios are available for rehearsals and classwork. The department also houses a theatre library.