Hire our facilities

Film and TV Studios

A four camera space with a composite studio floor and full lighting rig enclosed by drapes and a green screen. The studio has a control suite with vision, sound and lighting mixers and a small green room. There is a range of microphones, booms, dollies, tracks, cranes and steadycams.

The fixed facilities are supplemented by location equipment that can be hired and includes HDV cameras, location monitors, disc recorders, microphone tripods and lighting kits.

Film & TV Post-Production

This suite provides Apple computers connected to dual screens with video input and output devices and runs integrated Final Cut Pro which includes editing picture and sound as well as DVD authoring and production.

Dubbing Suites

A series of sound dubbing and monitoring suites which incorporate mixing desks, video and audio playback (surround sound) as well as foley materials, microphones, players and peripherals.

Recording Studios

Studio 1 is a 24 track recording facility with a control room housing a 'solid state logic' mixing console and 4.1 surround sound monitoring system. Studio 2 is a 32 channel, digital Yamaha O2R desk with control and live room for ensembles of 3 to 4 players. We always provide engineer support.

Two music suites are also available for hire, with Macintosh computers facilitating digital mixing, recording, sampling and composing. There is also a range of software programmes available to use, plus industry standard applications.

Photography Studio

Two photography studios are available for hire, both of which house lighting rigs and drapes as well as backgrounds that can be used to create a variety of different backdrops to suit your needs are available for hire. The studios are ideal for the shooting of still and video materials.

Technical support can be provided at extra cost.

Rapid Proto-typing

This unit has a range of equipment linked to computers for digitally controlled output. Solid and freeform models can be produced as well as accurate 3D models of existing forms which can be modified, manipulated and rendered before they are output as an animation or a 3D print. A range of materials can also be cut and engraved.

Laser Cutting

An Evolution 30watt air cooled laser cuts paper, card and plastics up to 6mm thick and can engrave on a range of materials from paper to stone. The unit also has a Microscribe digitizing arm which allows us to create accurate 3D models of existing forms - these can be modified, manipulated (reverse engineered) and rendered before they are output as animation or a 3D print.

The area has a virtual sculpting tool that allows the user to create and manipulate complex organic and geometric 3D objects that can also be output to print or machined.

The 3D Suite

This facility runs fifty 8 core i7 PCs with a standard package of software such as Adobe Master suite CS4. It also supports specialist digital 3D Design & Modelling activities which use programmes such as Solid Works and Rhino for 3D modelling, and a spatial design package called Vector Works.

Digital Imaging and Fashion Computing

The computers that make up this unit have a range of software for image making and multimedia including web authoring with multimedia work. They currently run Photoshop, Illustrator, Director, Dreamweaver and Flash.

The area also has the Gerber software suite for design, pattern making and grading.

Contact us

For more information about hiring our facilities, please contact Nick Thomas at n.thomas9@herts.ac.uk