Equipment Rental Desk

The Department of Cinema Studies and Moving Image Arts equipment check-out facility, a.k.a. The Kage provides film students with the tools, supplies and services needed to produce film, video, animation and other creative works.


The Kage is hiring 2 student employees. Minimal experience required. Please email completed copies of applications to or drop a physical copy off at the Kage during our open hours (10 am-2:45 pm Monday-Friday). 

Applications close December 16th.

Student Employee/Kager application/job description

Student Employee/Kager & Student Assistant application/job description


Booking an Appointment

All Equipment Check In/Out must be scheduled a minimum of 12 hours in advance via the online schedule system. No walk-in appointments will be available.

Booking equipment for the first time? See how to claim your account here:
How to set up an account and log in to Cheqroom

Reserve Equipment or Book Appointment

Reserving equipment in Cheqroom

Equipment Reservation Tutorial

Reserving a computer in Cinema Studies Computer Labs:

Reserve a Computer

Spaces are available during various hours in the following rooms in ATLAS:
310 can be reserved for 3-hour blocks of time, twice daily.

345 is a walk-in only labs available on a first come first serve basis. We ask that you limit your time at a computer station to 3 hour blocks of time to allow for the sharing of resources.

General Policies

Cinema Studies facilities and equipment is available only to students currently enrolled in production courses within the department. Equipment availability is subject to production students course level. Non Cinema Studies students, graduates and non-production Cinema Studies students are not allowed to rent Cinema Studies equipment or facilities.

All payments must be by credit card ($100 minimum added to your Kage account).
No checks accepted. Rental fees and other charges must be paid when you pick up equipment or purchase supplies. Late fees are assessed for items not returned on time.


Training Videos


NIZO Super 8MM Demo

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Pocket 4K Cinema Camera

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Camera

Panasonic GH4/GH5 Camera Package

Sony Fs700 Camera

AJA Cion Camera Demo 1

AJA Cion Camera Demo 2


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