Equipment Booking


Studio members and visiting artists are invited to reflect on the forms and lineages that shape representations of gender and sexuality (and their complex intersection with race, ethnicity, class, and cultural context) and—in true feminist fashion—remain passionately unfaithful to genre distinctions or divisions such as artist/activist/auteur etc. 


The studio’s various kits enable multiple modes of feminist image and sound praxis including:
  • a cinema camera
  • an approachable camcorder
  • a selection of dslr / hybrid mirrorless cameras
  • a variety of accessory options to fit the artistic and physical needs of the media-maker, with ergonomic cases as well as various rigging, movement and support options. 
  • a couple small user-friendly light kits
  • a selection of microphones and recorders available to assist modes of image capture as well as enabling entirely sonic explorations
  • a host of equipment for off-site projection projects including a variety of projectors, monitor speakers, a sound board and a production laptop

Located at the Loyola campus of Concordia University, the FMS includes a conference room, gathering space, and a multi-use production studio. This space hosts a recently updated editing station with monitor speakers, Adobe CC and DAW programs, complemented by a professional single occupancy vocal booth for podcast, interview or A/V projects. Rounding out the post-production resources is a large high-definition flatbed scanner for digitizing images and documents. The production studio space is sound treated and equipped with a ceiling grid for lighting or projection installations. Its central curved wall, combined with short throw projectors or image capture kits make it ideal for public installations and interview shoots. All this provides a multi-faceted space suited to the production and display of various works. 

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Production Kits

CINEMA CAMERA: SONY FS5 MK I KIT
ID CODE: FMS-SONYF-01

VIDEO (4k / S35mm Sensor) 

A compact cinema camera with a suite of professional video features for documentary or independent filmmaking environments. It features better ergonomics, battery life and physical controls than a mirrorless camera, however it is heavier, larger and lacks aggressive image stabilization.  

Features 
  • Sony 18-105mm F/4.0 lens 
  • Moderate Depth of Field (Focus) 
  • Built-in ND Filter 
  • XLR Audio 
  • 14 Stop Dynamic Range 
  • 10bit Recording / Log Recording 
  • Power Zoom 

Use-cases: Experienced user for solo documentary or small crew documentary / fiction in reasonable lighting conditions.  

Accessories: EF-E Metabones lens adapter, Shogun HDMI recorder, shoulder rig, etc (see video accessories.)



USER FRIENDLY CAMCORDER: SONY PXW-X70 
ID CODE: FMS-SONYX-01

VIDEO (4k / 1” Sensor) 

A user friendly grab-and-go compact camcorder. It has the best mix of ergonomics and weight out of the camera kits, a built-in lens that has an impressive zoom lens and an auto mode that easily makes for useable footage. (The footage is aesthetically distinctly camcorder / TV rather than “filmic”.) 

Features: 
  • Built in 12x Zoom Lens 
  • Very Deep Depth of Field (focus) 
  • XLR Audio 
  • Power Zoom 
  • 9 Stops Dynamic Range 
  • 8 Bit Recording 

Use-cases: Beginners looking to document events, simple interviews or to stream using a capture card. 



LOWLIGHT MIRRORLESS CAMERA: SONY A7sII
ID CODE: FMS-SONYA-01

VIDEO (4k / Full Frame Sensor) 

The original go-to low-light mirrorless camera. A small, lightweight interchangeable lens camera that can shoot in a lot of natural lighting conditions which also features strong handheld stabilization. Can be equipped with a handle for better ergonomics and XLR audio at the cost of size and weight. 

Features: 
  • Sony 24-70mm F/2.8 Lens 
  • Sony 16-35mm F/4.0 Lens 
  • Shallow Depth of Field (Focus) 
  • XLR Audio (w. Handle) 
  • 11 Stops Dynamic Range 
  • 8 Bit Recording / Log Recording 
  • Cinema Cage (in kit) 
  • Battery Plate (in kit) 
  • Monitor (in kit) 

Use-cases: Moderate solo or group documentary projects, especially those that benefit from less imposing cameras, image stabilization and low-light performance. 

Accessories: Remote Video Trigger and External Monitor in kit. Power Junkie Battery Plate and other accessories available (see video accessories.)




HYBRID LOWLIGHT CAMERA: SONY A7cII
ID CODE: FMS-SONYA-02

HYBRID VIDEO / STILLS (4k / Full Frame Sensor/ 33.0 MP) 

An updated / miniaturized child of the A7sII. It features the same lowlight performance and image stabilization while adding subject detect auto-focus, variable shutter and 10 bit recording. It also has a sensor resolution suitable for stills and video. (It is slightly more subject to moire in video as a result.) 

Features: 
  • Sony 28-60mm F/4-5.6 “Pancake” Lens 
  • Shallow Depth of Field (Focus) 
  • 11 Stops Dynamic Range 
  • 10 Bit Recording / Log Recording 
  • Peak Design Strap / Anchors 

Use-cases: Experienced user in any video shooting situation and most photo situations. Kit does not come with XLR Audio and a simple lens, but other equipment is available to suit these needs. 

Accessories: EF-E Metabones Lens Adapter and more (see video accessories.)



ALL AROUND STILLS: 5D MK III
ID CODE: FMS-5DSLR-01

STILLS (Full Frame Sensor / 22.3 MP) 

A classic stills camera with a healthy 22.3mp sensor for professional quality photos and prints. It has a slightly higher ISO cap and continuous shooting capability then the 5Ds but it otherwise handles and operates identically. 

Features: 
  • Canon L-Series 24-105mm F/4.0 Lens 
  • Shallow Depth of Field (Focus) 
  • 11.8 Stops Dynamic Range 

Use-cases: General photography. 

Accessories: AC Adapter Kit, Timer Remote Control, EF Lenses (see video accessories.)



HIGH RESOLUTION STILLS: CANON 5Ds
ID CODE: FMS-5DSLR-02

STILLS (Full Frame Sensor / 50.6 MP) 

A very high-definition stills focused DSLR. It has a mammoth 50 megapixel sensor making it ideal for projects that require crisp definition or large scale prints. It’s body, menus and color science are the same as a standard Canon 5D style camera. 

Features: 
  • Canon L-Series 24-105mm F/4.0 Lens 
  • Shallow Depth of Field (Focus) 
  • 12.5 Stops Dynamic Range 

Use-cases: High detail, high resolution photography. 

Accessories: AC Adapter Kit, Timer Remote Control, EF Lenses (see video accessories.)





360 CAMERA: Go Pro Max
ID CODE: FMS-GOMAX-01

360 VIDEO / ACTION CAM (5.6k 360 / 1440p Standard)

User friendly small form factor 360 camera from GoPro. It’s Waterproof (16ft), has GoPro’s image stabilization system and a built-in touchscreen for monitoring and control (or it can be paired with an  app for easier access.)



ACTION CAMERAS: GoPro Hero 3+
ID CODE: FMS-GOPRO-01 / 03 / 04

OLD SCHOOL ACTION CAM (4k*)

These are old school action cameras with waterproof housings. They are technically capable of 4K video but this will be a noticeably more “retro” quality level then a modern action camera or phone. Suitable if you wanted to simulate security cameras or a 2000s video look.



Lenses / Video Accessories

LENS: CANON EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
ID CODE: FMS-LNSWA-01

Very sharp wide angle zoom, suited to interior architectural shooting.



LENS: SIGMA EF 50mm F/1.4 DG HSM
ID CODE: FMS-LNS50-01

Incredibly sharp 50mm lens, standard field of view focal length for full frame sensors.



LENS: CANON EF 100mm F/2.8 L Series IS USM
ID CODE: FMS-LNSMA-01

Lens for portraiture / macro shooting.




LENS: CANON EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6 L SERIES IS II USM Lens
ID CODE: FMS-LNSTP-01

Extreme telephoto lens, it is appropriately heavy and large.



LENS ACCESSORY: B+W VARIABLE ND
ID CODE: FMS-LNSND-01

82mm MRC nano XS-Pro ND-Vario Variable Neutral Density Filter, with step-up rings.



METABONES EF TO E MOUNT LENS ADAPTER
ID CODE: FMS-METAB-01

Adapts Canon EF mount lenses to Sony E-Mount for FS5, A7sII or A7cII.




ATMOS SHOGUN RECORDER
ID CODE: FMS-SHOGN-01

Video recorder and screen for FS5 to record higher quality externally.



MAGIC ARMS FOR RIGGING CAMERA ACCESSORIES (11”)
ID CODE: FMS-MGARM-01 / 02 / 03 / 04

For use mounting all kinds of accessories.



SHOULDER RIG: ZACUTO RECOIL
ID CODE: FMS-ZFRIG-01

FS5 Shoulder Rig. (Can be taken with a large ThinkTank rolling case to stay pre-built.)




SHOULDER RIG TRIPOD ADAPTER: ZACUTO RECOIL PLATE
ID CODE: FMS-ZPLAT-01

VCT Adapter Plate that allows the shoulder rig to be quick released from a tripod.



SHOULDER RIG FOLLOW FOCUS: ZACUTO Z DRIVE
ID CODE: FMS-ZDRIV-01

Ergonomic follow focus for use with FS5 and shoulder rig.



SHOULDER RIG VIEWFINDER: ZACUTO Z-FINDER
ID CODE: FMS-ZFIND-01

For use with FS5 and shoulder rig, adapts FS5 screen into a viewfinder.




GOPRO HERO 3+ EXTENDED BATTERY
ID CODE: FMS-GPBAT-01

Extends the battery life of the Hero 3+.



GO PRO HEADSTRAPS
ID CODE: FMS-GPHED-01 / 02

Allows head level Go Pro mounting.



GO PRO STEADICAM
ID CODE: FMS-GPSTC-01

Counter weight based Go Pro steadicam, Tiffen SMOOTHEE-GPIP5.




CABLES
The depot has a variety of HDMI cables and adapters available upon request.



Lighting



SMALL SPOT LIGHT KIT: LITEPANELS CALIBER
ID CODE: FMS-LITEC-01

Micro LED fresnel spotlight light kit. Three spots with barn doors, cool/warm gels, flexible tripods. The kit comes in a relatively small semi rigid carrying case.



LED LIGHTPANELS: LITEPANELS ASTRA 1x1
ID CODE: FMS-LITEP-01 / 02 / 03

1x1 foot bicolor lightpanels, yoke mount, 10ft power cords and 6ft lightstands. Two panels can be taken out in separate backpacks or all three can be taken out in a *large* pelican case.



LITEPANEL ASTRA: SNAPBAG SOFTBOX
ID CODE: FMS-LITSB-01 / 02

Softbox with “half strength” diffuser specifically for the Litepanels Astra 1x1s.




REFLECTORS: WESCOTT 52” REFLECTOR
ID CODE: FMS-RFLCT-01 / 02

52” 6-in-1 collapsible reflector (White, Black, Diffusion, Silver, Gold and Sunlight.)



LIGHTSTAND: COMPACT LIGHTSTAND
ID CODE: FMS-LITST-01

Compact travel lightstand, provided with ballhead. Suitable for Calibre lights or Nebula projector.




Tripods / Support

Manfrotto Lightweight Video Tripod
ID CODE: FMS-TRIPD-01

Manfrotto MVH500AH Head + Carbon Fibre Legs (6lbs)
Suitable for Smaller Cameras (5.2lb Counterbalance, No Drag Adjustment)


Manfrotto Full Feature Video Tripod
ID CODE: FMS-TRIPD-02

Manfrotto MVH502AM Head + Aluminum Legs (9lbs)
Suitable for most cameras (8.8lb Counterbalance, Drag Adjustment)


Benro Lightweight Video Tripod
ID CODE: FMS-TRIPD-06

Manfrotto MVH500AH Head + Benro A2883F Magnesium Legs (6lbs)
Suitable for Smaller Cameras (5.2lb Counterbalance, No Drag Adjustment)



Satchler Pro Video Tripod
ID CODE: FMS-TRIPD-03

Satchler FSB-8 Head - Satchler ENG 75/2 D HD Tripod (12.5lbs)
Suitable for FS5 / Kessler Jib (26lb Counterbalance, Drag Adjustment)


Gorrilapod Flexible Tripod
ID CODE: FMS-TRIPD-04 / 05

JB00128 Gorrilapod / JB01509 Gorrilapod
Suitable for small cameras (DSLR, Mirrorless) and sound Recorders


Manfrotto Mini Tripod
ID CODE: FMS-MTRPD-01

Manfrotto Pixi EVO 2
Good as a “high hat” or tabletop tripod for small cameras and sound recorders.




Monopod
ID CODE: FMS-MONPD-01

Sirui P-326 Monopod
Basic Monopod, No Head



Monopod Photo Head
ID CODE: FMS-TRI3W-01

Manfrotto 3 Way Photo Head
Simple 3 way photo head to add functionality to Monopod



Kessler Jib + Platform Extender
ID CODE: FMS-KPJIB-01 + FMS-KPJBX-01

Kessler Crane Pocket Jib Traveller
Lightweight, Portable Jib to be mounted to a high capacity tripod.




Sound

PROFESSIONAL SOUND KIT: Sound Devices 702
ID CODE: FMS-SDKIT-01

Sound Devices 702 Recorder + RODE Shotgun Blimp + Boompole

A professional level 2 channel sound recorder with 2 XLR inputs and professional analog limiters. More complex to operate but providing more professional features and better metering / monitoring. Provided with a boompole and blimp to be used with shotgun microphones.



USER FRIENDLY RECORDER KITS: Zoom H5
ID CODE: FMS-ZMH5-01 / 02

ZOOM H5 Portable Audio Recorder

Easy to use 4 channel sound recorder with a built-in X/Y Stereo Capsule and 2 XLR Combo inputs. Good for foley, ambiance and voice.



SIMPLE SURROUND RECORDER: Zoom H2n
ID CODE: FMS-ZMH2N-01

ZOOM H2n Portable Audio Recorder

Easy to use 4 channel sound recorder with built-in X/Y Stereo Capsule and M/S Stereo Capsule. Can record stereo with either capsule (suitable to voice or foley) or 2/4 channel full surround sound (great for ambiance recordings.)




VOCAL MIC: SHURE SM58
ID CODE: FMS-MIC58-01 / 02

Classic cardiod dynamic vocal mic for live speech.



SHOTGUN MIC: SENNHEISER MKH-416
ID CODE: FMS-MICSG-05

The standard professional film sound shotgun mic. Boom pole and blimp are heavily suggested, too long to use mounted on camera.



SHOTGUN MIC: RODE NTG2
ID CODE: FMS-MICSG-02 / 06

A solid mid length shotgun with a medium pickup area making it’s directionality a bit more manageable for new users. Can also be battery powered via AA for use without phantom power and/or camera mounted.




SHOTGUN MIC: AUDIX SCX1
ID CODE: FMS-MICSG-03

Very short capsule shotgun mic suited for indoor recording of foley, ambiance and instruments.



SHOTGUN MIC: Schoeps CMC6 641G
ID CODE: FMS-MICSG-04

Professional short capsule supercardiod shotgun for indoor recording of voices, ambiances and foley.



WIRELESS LAV MIC: SENNHEISER EW 100 ENG G3
ID CODE: FMS-MICWL-01 / 02

Wireless lapel (lavalier) mics for interviews and hidden mic-ing in fiction filmmaking. 




USB MIC: SHURE MV51
ID CODE: FMS-MICMV-01

Large diaphragm cardiod condenser USB Mic with integrated tabletop kickstand.





Sound Accessories

HEADPHONES: SENNHEISER 280 PRO
ID CODE: FMS-HEDPH-01 / 02 / 03 / 04 / 05 / 06 / 07

Around ear studio monitor headphones.



POP SCREEN
ID CODE: FMS-POPSC-01

Stedman XL Pop screen with gooseneck for preventing sibilance when recording vocals.



SHOTGUN MIC WINDSHIELD
ID CODE: FMS-WINDS-01

Rycote Classic Softie, Standard Hole 14cm Long. Suitable for shorter shotgun mics.



SHOTGUN MIC WINDSHIELD
ID CODE: FMS-WINDS-03

RODE WS6 Windshielf, Standard Hole 18cm Long. Suitable for NTG2 or longer mics.



BOOM ARM MIC STAND
ID CODE: FMS-MICST-01 / 02

Mic Stand with Boom Arm for mounting mics.



TABLE TOP MIC STAND
ID CODE: FMS-MICTB-01 / 02 / 03

Adjustable table top mic stand, suitable for podcasting and other uses.



AUTO-BOOM
ID CODE: FMS-GRIPH-01 + FMS-BOOMP-01

Cradle and grip head that allows the user to have a boompole supported by a C-Stand in the studio or a VERY sturdy light standon location. Saves your back and shoulders or allows one person to boom and mix.



CABLES


The depot has a variety of XLR, ¼” and adapter cables available upon request.




Installation

PROJECTOR: PANASONIC PT-VZ575N
ID CODE: FMS-PPROJ-01 / 02 / 03 / 04

Standard sized 1080p projector for media exhibitions. HDMI and VGA inputs, suited to dim conditions. (Kit only comes with VGA cable by default.)



SHORT THROW PROJECTOR: PANASONIC PT-CX200U
ID CODE: FMS-SPROJ-01

1080p short throw projector for close to wall/screen projection. HDMI and VGA inputs, suited to dim conditions.(Kit only comes with VGA cable by default.)



PICO PROJECTOR: NEBULA PROJECTOR
ID CODE: FMS-NPROJ-01

1080p “lunch box” sized projector with an auto keystone, integrated battery and speaker. Accepts HDMI signals and very specifically compressed MP4 files on USB key. Suitable for Dim to Dark environments.



PROJECTOR STAND
ID CODE: FMS-PRJST-01 / 02

Adjustable height table style portable projector stand, easy to assemble and disassemble.



SOUNDBOARD: ZED60-10fx
ID CODE: FMS-ZED60-01

Allen Heath ZED60-10fx Portable Mixer, suitable for driving monitor speakers and mixing microphones and computer signals.



SOUNDCARD : MOTU Ultralite AVB
ID CODE: FMS-MOTUU-01

USB Soundcard for recording XLR mics or driving monitor speakers.



HEADPHONE AMP: Q-AMP 4
ID CODE: FMS-HPAMP-01

SMPRO Q-AMP 4 channel headphone amplifier (¼” or 3.5mm) with independent volume control.



MONITOR SPEAKERS: GENELEC 8030
ID CODE: FMS-SPKRS-01 / 02 / 03 / 04

A pair of high-quality high-output monitor speakers which can be used for media exhibitions. Each speaker requires power and has an XLR input and output allowing for up to 6 speakers to be chained together. Requires a sound card or board to drive the. Heavy but provided in a travel case.



SUBWOOFER: GENELEC 7060B
ID CODE: FMS-SUBWF-01

High-quality high-output subwoofer, can intake a source signal and distribute it to Genelec speakers via XLR. Please take into account that this is a 20” cube that will require a dolly to move.



SPEAKER STANDS
ID CODE: FMS-SPKST-01 / 02 / 03 / 04 / 05 / 06 / 07 / 08

Adjustable height monitor speaker stands.





Computers

PORTABLE PRODUCTION LAPTOP: Macbook Pro
ID CODE: FMS-MCBKP-01

2019 Model, 16-inch Macbook Pro (6 Core i7, 32gb Ram). Suitable for light 4k workflows, projection mapping and other production or installation work. Provided with a Thunderbolt hub that enables USB-A, Ethernet, HDMI Output and a Card Reader.



PORTABLE EXTERNAL SCREENS: ASUS ZENSCREEN 15.6”
ID CODE: FMS-ZSCRN-01 / 02

Portable 15.6” 1080p screens that connect to laptops, desktops and select high end smartphones via USB-C for both power and display connection. Weighs as much as an ipad and features a magnetic screen cover that doubles as stand; ideal if you need more screen real-estate when working with the production laptop or your own laptop.



TABLETS: IPAD AIR 1
ID CODE: FMS-IPADA-01 / 02 / 03 / 04

2013 Ipad Air. These can only run iOS 12.5 (2023) so some apps may not work if they have been updated to only work with iOS 13 or later, please check any necessary apps requirements.



KEYBOARDS + MICE: Logitech MK540 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
ID CODE: FMS-LOGIT-01 / 02 / 03

Keyboard and mix sets with USB-A Adapter. Takes 3xAA to operate.



CD/DVD DRIVE / WRITER
ID CODE: FMS-DRIVE-01

Apple super drive USB CD/DVD reader and writer.



HDMI CAPTURE CARD
IP CODE: FMS-MINIR-01

Blackmagic Ultra Studio Mini HMDI Capture Card, connects via Thunderbolt 2 which can be adapted to Thunderbolt 3 for modern macs. Support signals up to 1080i60p which can be recorded via their software or OBS.