Hours of operation

Spring 2017
Jan - Apr

Monday - Saturday

8:30am - Midnight


9:30am - Midnight

You must have a valid SVA ID (with a CAD sticker) to use our facilities. Continuing Education Students do not have lab access beyond their class meeting time.

Full-time SVA undergrad/ graduate students currently enrolled in classes scheduled in the Computer Art Department may have lab access in non-restricted labs per availability. BFA Computer Art majors have priority access to all labs.

No food or drinks are permitted in our facilities.

Green Screen Room

Image Credit: Ryan Chong


Reservations for the Green Screen Room must be made 48 hours prior to use with a Front Office Manager with confirmation that a trained Lab Assistant is available for the shoot. You can make a reservation in person at the 2nd Floor Front Office by asking for a Front Office Manager.

Juniors and Seniors may sign up at any time. Sophomores may use the green screen room in their spring semester. Freshmen and fall-semester sophomores do not have access to the green screen room outside of teacher-monitored class time. Non-BFACAD undergraduates/graduate students do not have access to the green screen room.

Green screen reservation hours

Time slots are 3 hours maximum. You cannot book two reservations in a row or multiple reservations in the same week without expressed permission from the Director of Operations.

Monday - Thursday

12pm - 3pm

3pm - 6pm

6pm - 9pm


11am - 2pm

2pm - 5pm

5pm - 8pm

Saturday & Sunday

10:30am - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 4:30pm

Policies & Procedures

Download the Green Screen Room Policy

Students are allowed to reserve a 3-hour block of time. Please plan your shots accordingly. You cannot run over into the next time block. If you need extra time, you must make an appointment with the Director of Operations or the DV/Audio Systems Administrator to review your shot plan. Walk-in appointments are allowed based on availability of time slots and staffing. Ask a Front Office Manager for more details.

A minimum of 48 hours notice is required for any green screen shoot (security clearances for guests/actors requires 24 hour advanced notice).

Students that are 30 minutes late to their reservation forfeit their time slot. If you are late for a second time, you lose reservation privileges. At this time, we do not allow walk-in appointments.

There is NO food, drinks, water, fire, soil, sand or chemicals allowed in the Green Screen Room.

NO shoes are allowed on the green screen. If shoes are required for your shots, cover the soles of your shoes with green gaff tape. Once your shoes are taped, you cannot leave the screen or you must re-tape your shoes.

Students are responsible for their own capture, logging and backing up of all footage shot in the green screen room. If any media is left on any of the temporary storage drives, it will be erased without any effort to contact the student first. If you are a second semester Junior or Senior and need long-term storage for your thesis project, please see the DV System Administrator.

Students MUST check-in and check-out with a Front Office Manager to ensure that the room is clean and in proper working order. A qualified lab Assistant MUST be present during every shoot. Students must never block the glass window on the door during a shoot.

Download Green Screen Room Tips