Equipment Centers

DePaul Equipment Centers         
DePaul Equipment Centers         
DePaul Equipment Centers         
DePaul Equipment Centers         
DePaul Equipment Centers         
DePaul Equipment Centers

CDM has a large inventory of cinema and media production equipment housed in three locations. The Loop Equipment Center houses most of our camera and audio stock, as well as portable lighting kits and small grip equipment. DePaul Cinespace Studios is home to our Advanced Camera Check Out, commonly known as the Camera Vault, and to a large inventory of stage lighting, rigging, and grip equipment.

While reductions have been made to the amount of camera, sound, grip, and lighting gear available to students, both the Loop and DePaul Cinespace Studios (DCS) equipment centers will provide gear checkout to students with scheduled pickup and return times. The grip truck and advance camera equipment are not currently available. For the most up to date list of available gear, please refer to the Patron Portal.

The Loop and DCS Equipment Centers will be open for the Spring Quarter. The Loop Equipment Center will be open Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and the DCS Equipment Center will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Loop Equipment Center

Loop Equipment Center Inventory

The Loop Equipment Center, located in the Lower Level of the Daley Building, is home to a large array of production equipment available to students. Also known as "The Cage," the Loop Equipment Center is stocked with many different models of digital camcorders, DSLRs, lenses and camera accessories, field audio equipment, portable lighting, and light grip gear.

The Loop Equipment Center staff are fellow students, knowledgeable not only about the equipment but also the practicalities of student productions. They can help you schedule equipment rentals and, during slower periods, offer some instruction in the operation of the equipment.


phone: 312.362.5733
address: 14 E. Jackson Ave, Daley LL106

During Fall, Winter and Spring quarters our hours are as follows:
Monday through Friday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
(last check out time 4:30pm)
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Hours vary during Summer, Winter Intersession and Spring Break.

Cinespace Studios: Advanced Camera

Advanced Camera Equipment

The Camera Vault is the checkout facility for all high-end camera equipment in the School of Cinematic Arts. The Camera Vault staff is available to answer your questions about all things regarding cameras and to help with reserving equipment. SCA has an extensive inventory of industry-standard camera equipment. Each advanced camera has a certification exam. Arri, RED, Sony, Cannon, Ziess, and Cooke are just some of the names seen on our shelves.

Certification: The Camera Vault conducts individual camera workshops open to all current students during the fall, winter, and spring terms based on camera availability. Additionally, students interested in cameras and the camera department can take a two-credit hour Camera Assistant Workshop (DC368) for hands on experience with the advanced camera inventory.

Cinespace Studios: Stages and Equipment

Stages 21, 22, & 23: Our facility houses over 17,000 square feet of shooting space on three separate stages with numerous standing sets, a green screen cyclorama, scenic shop, prop rentals and indoor loading bay.

Equipment: Each stage at the facility has a "stage package" of lighting, grip, and power distribution to handle most productions. In addition to the stage packages, we have an extensive inventory of industry-standard motion picture equipment available to students both on the stage and on location. This includes tungsten, HMI, fluorescent & LED fixtures, hydraulic dollies, advanced rigging, advanced sound, production supplies and equipment carts.

DePaul Cinespace Studios also houses our Advanced Camera Vault, dressing rooms with hair and makeup stations, editing suites, classroom/collaboration areas, studio and location sound equipment, 3-ton Grip Truck, Sprinter Cargo Van, Scene Shop, and ample storage and work areas to support any project.

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