Equipment Centers

DePaul Equipment Centers  
DePaul Equipment Centers  
DePaul Equipment Centers  
DePaul Equipment Centers  
DePaul Equipment Centers  
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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.

For the most current list of available gear, and to make an equipment reservation online, please use the Patron Portal.
Patron Portal: Online Equipment Reservations

The Loop Equipment Center

The Loop Equipment Center, also known as “The Cage”, is located in the Lower Level of the Daley Building and home to a large array of production equipment available to students including digital camcorders, DSLR’s, camera lenses and accessories, field audio equipment, portable lighting, and light grip gear. The staff can help students with equipment rental scheduling questions.

Summer Quarter Hours

Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm

Fall Quarter 2022 Hours

Monday through Thursday, 9am to 7pm

Friday, 9am to 6pm

Contact

phone: 312.362.5733
email: cdmequipment@cdm.depaul.edu
address: 14 E. Jackson Ave, Daley LL106

Advanced Camera & Sound Equipment (a.k.a. “The Camera Vault”)

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.

Summer Quarter Hours

Monday through Friday, 9am to 8pm

Fall Quarter 2022 Hours

Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm

Contact

phone: 312.362.6322
address: 2525 W. 15th St., Chicago IL 60608

DePaul Cinespace Studios (DCS) Equipment Center & Stages

Stages 21A, 21B, 22, & 23: Our facility houses over 17,000 square feet of shooting space on four 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, 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, scenic shop, and ample storage and work areas to support any project.

Fall Quarter 2022 Hours

  • DCS Stages: Monday through Friday 8am to 9:30pm, Saturday 8am to 8pm
  • DCS Equipment Center: Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm
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