This semester, the Film, Video and Animation Department unveiled newly renovated facilities on the third and fourth floors of the 209 East 23rd Street building. The centerpiece of the renovations is a state-of-the-art audio post-production room on the fourth floor, featuring a soundproof Foley booth, which allows filmmakers to record new dialogue, sound effects and music and overdub it on existing film and video footage. The facility also features seven high-tech audio bays, each with new ProTools HD audio-editing capabilities and access to Soundminer, an 80-gigabyte sound-effects database.
The third floor has four brand-new dubbing rooms, allowing students to copy and transfer footage and finished work from one format to another; and the department’s conference room, which allows faculty to meet privately with students and view work on the wide-screen plasma monitor. All of the facilities were designed by Video Manager Chris Faulkner and Senior Systems Support Specialist Randy Wagner, who worked with Executive Director of Facilities Peter Moore throughout the summer to make the new space available to students and faculty this fall.
Image: An audio post-production bay; photo by Brian Glaser.