The Goldroom houses the film production resources for Dodge College. This includes the camera, sound, grip, and electric equipment used by Dodge College students on your productions. We do not carry post-production equipment, props, wardrobe, or media (like DVDs and SD cards). The Goldroom handles equipment requests and reservations as well as provides technical support for production equipment. We also offer some training via boot camps which are held throughout the semester.
Anyone checking out Goldroom equipment agrees to abide by the policies stated in the Dodge College Production Guide.
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Here are some common questions that we get in the Goldroom. For questions about specific equipment packages, please check out the FAQs on the package webpage.
The Goldroom truck is available to rent, however Transportation Services can only "rent" the university fleet vans for official university business. Student projects are not covered under "official university business".
We have had weekend hours in the past, and students didn't really take advantage of them. It doesn't make budgetary sense to stay open when there's no business.
If the rest of the University is closed on those days, then the Goldroom will be closed as well. Any other closures will be announced on this webpage and posted on the Goldroom doors.
Hopefully you can cancel before the order is pulled. If the Goldroom pulls and scans the reservation before it is cancelled, then a fine will be imposed.
Some thesis productions may be approved to shoot camera tests before they begin principal photography. If you plan to shoot tests, start by including camera test dates on your greenlight form. If the test dates are approved, then be sure to make arrangements with the Goldroom before you commit actors, crew, etc. Due to the extremely high volume of production, the Goldroom can not guarantee that equipment will be available for your test. In most cases, availability will not be determined until the week before you plan to pick up.
Do you feel comfortable with the camera you're shooting on this weekend? Need a little more practice with the Tascam recorder? You might be able to come in on Tuesday and get some hands-on experience with that equipment!
The Goldroom has offered a little known service on Tuesdays that allows students to look at or operate equipment in order to help familiarize themselves with gear they will be using. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you would like to come in and look at a particular camera or sound recorder. If the equipment is available, and if the Goldroom can accommodate the request, then we can pull some equipment to be used in the Goldroom lobby on Tuesday afternoons.
Please be aware that Goldroom staff may be unavailable to answer questions. Also, the equipment must not leave the Goldroom lobby.
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm
10am - 4pm
Finals Week/Spring Break
10am - 2pm
MKS Room 133
(next to the loading dock)