Hours of operation

Spring 2017
Jan - Apr

Monday - Saturday

8:30am - Midnight

Sunday

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 undergraduates/graduate students currently enrolled in classes scheduled in the BFA Computer Art Department may have lab access in non-restricted labs per availability.

No food or drinks are permitted in our facilities.

Department Policies

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The following is an overview of the BFA Computer Art Department Policy handout. You can pick up a copy from the Front Office.

Download the Facility and Equipment Policies

Facility access

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

Full-time SVA undergraduates/graduate students currently enrolled in classes scheduled in the BFA Computer Art Department may have lab access in non-restricted labs per availability. Junior and Senior BFA Computer Art Majors have exclusive free time access to Rooms 304C, 309C & 312C. There is a SENIOR PRIORITY to these rooms. Freshman and Sophomore BFA Computer Art Majors have exclusive free time access to Room 216C. Room 208C is also available for use by all BFA CAD students, as well as Visual Foundations students and other Non-Majors enrolled in a course.

No food or drinks are permitted in our facilities.

equipment returns & Pick-ups

EQUIPMENT CHECK-IN HOURS (RETURNS):

Monday - Friday

10am - 1pm

Saturday - Sunday

11pm - 1pm

EQUIPMENT CHECK-Out HOURS (Pick-ups):

Monday - Wednesday & Friday

4pm - 8pm

Thursday

4:30pm - 8pm

Saturday - Sunday

3pm - 5pm

equipment access

The following is a general outline of the BFA Computer Art Department equipment checkout policy. This was created to assist and organize your stay at the school. To ensure that all students have equal access to equipment and facilities, you are required to follow the guidelines set forth in this list. Failure to do so may result in fines and/or restricted access to equipment. If you have any questions, please call the Front Office Managers at 212-592-2525.

All students get a 2-NIGHT CHECK-OUT Monday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (e.g. Equipment borrowed on Monday evening is due back Wednesday afternoon by 1pm). All Friday check-outs are due back on Monday before 1pm. If you need an extension or you need to pick up or return your equipment outside of the hours indicated, MUST speak to a Front Office Manager to arrange this or you will be assessed a late fee.

All other equipment –Wacom Tablets, headphones, Cintiqs, cables, etc– can be checked out during the hours of 8:30am - 12am. This equipment is for departmental use only.You cannot take these items outside of the BFA Computer Art Department.

All students picking up equipment must present a valid SVA ID Card with a CAD sticker for the given semester. This sticker can be attained at the registrar's office. Students without a CAD sticker may not borrow equipment.

All students must abide by the check-in/check-out time schedule.

Equipment is available to BFA Computer Arts majors first. Non-majors must be enrolled in a BFACAD or Foundations class to check-out camera equipment. Access includes a two (2)-night check-out for cameras/grip equipment per availability. BFA CAD Seniors and Juniors always have first priority for equipment.

RESERVATION

Equipment reservations can be made with Front Office Manager in the 2nd floor Front Office. Please stop by or call 212-592-2525.

If you need to pick up your reserved equipment after 8pm, you must inform the manager while making the reservation. Otherwise, if your reserved equipment is not picked up by 8pm on weekdays, 5pm on Saturday or 5pm on Sundays, you will forfeit the reservation and the equipment will be available to someone else.

Cancellation of reserved equipment must be made 24 hours in advance. Please contact the Front Office Manager on duty to make your cancellation. Failure to do so will result in a no-show fine of $15.00.

CHECK-OUT/CHECK-IN PROCEDURES

You must inspect all equipment upon check-out. Students are responsible for testing all items listed on their equipment form before leaving the front office check-out counter. You are held financially responsible for the safety and care of all equipment signed out under your name.

If you find that the equipment is not in working order during check-out, immediately notify the Front Office Manger on duty of the problem. This way, you will not be held responsible for any damages.

You must return the equipment you checked out in person. Any attempt to have another party return equipment for you will be rejected.

Never exchange or lend equipment listed on your contract with other students. YOU are responsible for any damage or loss of equipment under your name on the contract form. Students are prohibited from lending their name for someone else to take out equipment. Violation of this rule will blacklist you from future checkout privileges.

If you anticipate returning equipment late, YOU MUST call the Front Office Manager on duty at 212-592-2525 before 1pm (12:30pm on Saturdays) to avoid being fined.

Please note that if you damage or lose equipment, you forfeit your check-out privileges for the rest of the semester or potentially the rest of the academic year (at the Director of Operation's discretion) and will be responsible for the full replacement value of the item(s).

Be aware of the danger of theft. Always assign a member of your crew the specific task of watching all equipment. Never work alone or leave equipment unattended. Don't forget that you are responsible for replacing any items lost or broken during your usage.

NOTE: Never try to repair equipment on your own. If problems occur, return the equipment to the front office. You can damage it further and incur an even higher repair cost!

Equipment Available for Student Check-Out

Cameras and Lenses

  • Blackmagic 4K Production Camera
  • Blackmagic Cinema Camera
  • Blackmagic Pocket Camera
  • Canon 5D Mark III
  • Canon 70D
  • Canon 60D
  • Canon EF 17-40mm Lens
  • Canon EF 70-200mm Lens
  • Canon TSE 24mm Tilt Shift Lens
  • Sigma Lenses 35mm, 18-35mm Zoom (70D only)
  • Vivitar 8mm Fish-Eye Lens (Blackmagic and 70D only)
  • Voigtlander Lenses: 20mm, 40mm, 90mm
  • Zeiss Lenses: 18mm, 21mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm
  • Zeiss Distagon 15mm Lens

Tripods & More

  • Verizoom Job & Dolly
  • Movi5 Stablizer
  • Ninja 2 Capture Device
  • Manfrotto & Slik Tripods
  • Manfrotto Dollys
  • Portable Light Kits (a la carte):
  •      Lowel: Tota, Omni, Pro, Softbox
  •      Arri: 600-1000W
  • LED Lights
  • LED Light Panel 1x1
  • Roland, Tascam, Marantz
  • Sennheiser & Shure Microphones
  • Portable Green Screens
  • Sound Reflection Kit
  • Lunchbox Audio Kit
  • UA Preamp
  • Dragonframe Stop Motion Kit

FINES

$15.00 fee for failure to pick up reserved equipment. You must call 24 hours in advance to cancel a reservation.

$15.00 fee for the return of uncharged batteries.

$25.00 per item, per day fee for the late return of equipment You MUST speak to a Front Office manager for an extension prior to 1pm (or 12:30pm on Saturdays) or you will be fined.

A $50 hourly labor charge plus all necessary parts for broken items if repairs are needed.

All replacement costs if broken beyond repair or stolen.

If you break the following high-end specialty equipment, you will be responsible for the full replacement value (e.g. If you break it, you buy it):

  • Universal Audio Preamp Kit

  • Audio Lunchbox

  • Verizoom Solo Jib & Dolly

  • Canon TS-17mm Lens

  • Canon TS-24mm Lens

  • Canon 70-200mm Lens

  • Zeiss Distagon 15mm Lens

  • Blackmagic Production Camera

  • Canon Cinema Primes 14mm, 24mm, 50mm, 85mm

  • Zeiss Compact Prime 18mm, 21mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm Lens

  • Zeiss Cinemizer Glasses

  • Atomos Ninja 2 Capture Device

  • Freefly Movi5 Stabilizer

NOTE: Students with unpaid fines will not be able to check-out any further equipment until the fine is paid. Fines are applied to your Student Account and cannot be carried over into the next semester. Grades and registration will be held until fines are paid.

Fines must be paid directly to Student Accounts. Payments must be by CHECK ONLY, made to School of Visual Arts, BFA CAD. Please include your student ID number. Please direct all questions about fines to Jimmy Calhoun, Director of Operations at jcalhoun@sva.edu or in the Chair's Office on the 3rd floor.

FACULTY CHECK-OUTS

Faculty members may reserve up to 3 cameras for in-class demonstrations. Based on availability, faculty members will follow the same check-out procedure as students and will be held responsible for the safe return of this equipment. Faculty members are asked not to leave their equipment unattended with their students.

Any additional equipment must be formally checked-out by students in the class. Please remember, whomever signs out equipment will be held responsible for any damages. Faculty reservations for in-class equipment usage must be made one week prior to class with Jimmy Calhoun. He can be reached at jcalhoun@sva.edu or in the Chair's Office on the 3rd floor.

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