The Media, Communications, and Visual Arts (MCVA) lab provides students with access to a wide range of professional videography and production equipment. Enrolled MCVA students have the ability to borrow equipment for all facets of video/audio production; not limited to coursework requirements, but for personal projects as well.
MCVA students have access to two state of the art Mac editing labs. Both labs are fully equipped with the latest in industry standard software including; the full Adobe CC suite, Avid Media Composer, and Davinci Resolve. Additionally, two private editing suites, fully equipped with audio recording equipment and video editing software, are available for use by MCVA students.
The MCVA department also provides students access to a soundproofed audio recording studio for podcasting, music production, and ADR (Automated Dialog Replacement).
Throughout their coursework MCVA students will utilize our in house TV studio, furnished with a fully dressed set, color grading suite, and teleprompter.
MCVA students also have access to a black box studio with a fully customizable lighting grid, green screen, and dolly. Students can premiere and stream their published works in our brand new screening room that is equipped with a 92” inch screen and surround sound system.
We welcome prospective students to take a tour. Contact Paul Ziek at firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 773-3672.
No matter what major you pursue in the MCVA department, a wide range of industry standard gear is at your fingertips. The process for borrowing equipment is hassle free and facilitates students with the “hands on” experience you can expect to gain as an MCVA student.
Canon C300 (X3)
Sony FS5 (X3)
Blackmagic Ursa mini (X2)
Canon XF405A (X5)
Sony NX80 (X4)
Canon 5D mark 3 (X1)
Canon 6D (X2)
Sony A7III (X1)
LED lite panel kits (X3)
LED Luxli light panel (X2)
Arri Fresnel lights 650,300,150
DJI Ronin S (X2)
Wooden Shoulder Mount (X1)
Wireless Lav Kits
Rode wireless (X1)
Sony wireless (X4)
Senheisser wired (X10)
Short Boom XLR (X2)
Shotgun Mic (X8)
Rode mic (X2)
1) Go to help.pace.edu and log in using your standard Pace credentials.
2) Go to the "Request" tab and select "MCVA Lab.”
3) Select either "Equipment Reservation Form" or "MCVA Lab Helpdesk".
Equipment Reservation Form: is for use by students looking to check out equipment or reserve production studio space.
MCVA Lab Helpdesk: all technical concerns related to the editing suites, production equipment, or A/V setups inside the classrooms can be directed here. All requests can be submitted via this inquiry and the lab staff can better diagnose and troubleshoot any issues that may arise.
4) Fill out all required fields for the ticket.
5) Once the form is complete click "Save".
6) Once we receive your ticket, the lab staff will be able to track and service your request. This system will also help ensure that we receive all the necessary info to determine the solution to the request.