Media Commons

The Fine Arts Media Commons offers a large inventory of digital media production equipment that may be signed out by students enrolled in fine arts courses and used for class projects or personal projects.

HoursOnline booking

Set up an account

Head over to media commons (FIA 238) with your OneCard and fill out a borrowing agreement to set up a new account or reactivate an existing account each school year.

Learn how it works

Watch the online tutorials to learn about our policies and online booking system. Once you’ve set up an account and watched the tutorials, you can book equipment online.

Schedule a consultation

Need some guidance? Set up one-on-one equipment training sessions or project consultations, or drop by during open hours. Check out the FAQ page for more general information!

Contact us

email: fineartsequip@uvic.ca
phone: 250-721-7310
room: FIA 238

Hours

We are currently closed for the Summer Session.

Correctly coiled cables

  • Prevents damage: alternating coil direction prevents the copper wires inside the cable from over-twisting.
  • Makes it is easier to unravel cables without knots/tangles when in use.

How to fold a bounce

  • Grab either side of the bounce with one thumb up and one thumb down.
  • Gently twist and fold in opposite directions.

Lighting setup safty

  • Light stand legs positions over the cable
  • Sandbag placement over lighting stand
  • Secure nobs

Equipment available to borrow

Cameras

  • DSLR / SLR cameras & lenses
  • Camcorders
  • VR 360 cameras
  • Tripods for video work and still photography
  • Pipe dolly & track

Audio

  • Digital audio recorders & interfaces
  • Podcast & voice mics
  • Shotgun microphone kits and boom poles

Lighting & Grip

  • Tungsten Lighting kits & softboxes (training required)
  • Sand bags, apple boxes, c-stands, and flags
  • Bounces, diffusion, gels
  • 5′ x 7′ collapsable blue/green screen

Projectors

  • Digital projectors
  • Overhead projectors
  • Slide projectors
  • Cables, adapters, clickers

Manuals