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The School of Media Arts developed a Media Production Center (MPC), which offers state-of-the-art production studios--only one of a few in the Chicago area.  At roughly 40,000 square feet, the Media Production Center features two sound stages, a motion-capture studio and animation lab studios to support film, video, television and interactive media programs including digital studios.


Cinema Art + Science features a Documentary Center, Screenwriting Center, Lighting Stage, two Directing Stages, and 260-seat theater for special events and screenings.


16mm: Arriflex SR, S, BL, and M, Eclair NPR, CP16
Super 16mm: Aaton XTR, LTR and Aminima, and Arriflex SRII
35mm: Panavision GII, Arriflex 35BL and 35 IIC
DV: HDV Sony Z7U, PD150s, Sony DV 370, 390, 500
HD: JVC GY-HD250, JVC GY-HD100, Panasonic AG-HVX200, and HPX500
Digital Camera Packages: Arri Alexa, Red MX, Canon C300, Canon 5D

We have a full range of lighting and grip equipment that includes tungsten, Kino, and HMI lights.

Our Post Production facilities include Avid Media Composer Adrenaline, Symphony Nitris, DiVinci Resolve, Red Rocket, and Final Cut Studio Suites, Assistant Editor Steenbeck Suites, several Mac Labs, and CVFX Lab. Other software includes: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects) and Nuke. In our Machine Room we can transfer many different formats (HDCAM to VHS), archive digital elements to LTO, telecine 16mm and 35mm with our Spirit 2001, and master professional grade DVDs.

Our Post Production Sound Facilities include a fully equipped Foley and ADR stage, 3 Surround Re Recording stages (5.1 compatible), a 15 workstation Pro Tools lab, 4 Edit/ Mix suites (5.1 compatible), an Adv. transfer suite with multiple Time coded machine mediums, an integrated Machine room interconnectable between the entire facility and the 6th floor Picture Post Machine room, a large SFX library server providing SFX and Music to nearly 26 workstations.