Production Resources

Equipment Borrowing

Through a cooperative arrangement with University Library System, students enrolled in campus-based courses as well as Independent Studies may borrow equipment from Media Lending services on the ground floor of Hillman Library.  Production course instructors and Independent Study supervisors submit rosters indicating which students require access to equipment including:

  • G7
  • GH4
  • Light Kits
  • Dolly/Track
  • Audio Kits

Students must complete a Hillman Library Equipment Borrower's Agreement and review equipment carefully on check out and return.  Fees for late returns and fines for missing or damaged equipment are assessed through ULS.

Students enrolled at Pittsburgh Filmmakers may access equipment according to Filmmakers' lending policies.

Here's a helpful guide to wrapping/wrangling cables the professional way

System Requirements

We use the Adobe Suite on Mac computers.  Here are Adobe's system requirements for using Adobe Premiere.

When purchasing a computer to use for film production, make sure to get at least 16gb of computer memory.

Most importantly, students should have an external hard drive to store footage and move it between computers for editing. Basic external drives specs: 7200 rpm with a USB3 or thunderbolt connection.

Release Forms

Personal Appearance Release Form

Third Party Location Release Form