Screen Academy - Facilities

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Screen Academy Scotland Production Centre - Edinburgh Napier University

As well as housing the Film Academy Administration Office and Technical stores, the Production Centre based in Merchiston Avenue provides full Production and Post-Production facilities and accommodates the busy schedules of both our post-graduate and undergraduate students. A range of short courses, public screenings and Continuing Professional Development workshops and events also take place at the Production Centre making it a busy hub catering for industry professionals and the film going public as well as student filmmakers across both institutions.

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Post Production Facilities at Edinburgh Napier University • 2x Projection/Screening Rooms which can cater for 60 and 40 people respectively. These spaces are also used for workshops and are full fitted out with facilities for the projection of DVD, Mini DV, VHS, and streaming from the internet through PC. There are also links in both studios to the Machine Room with an HD converter Box for HD projection.

  •  Avid Teaching Studio with 6 Avid Media Composer suites, (Mac ver 8) In this room there is also viewing facilities for HDCAM, DigiBeta, Beta SP, HDV, Mini DV, DVD from the Machine Room.
  •  5 x individual Avid Media Composer suites (Mac ver 8), in self-contained rooms.
  •  Avid Edit Room with 5 Avid Media Composer suites (Mac ver. 8)
  •  An Avid Online Nitris DX Suite (Media Composer Mac ver. 8 with Symphony Option) directly linked into the Machine Room with an HD Broadcast Monitor.

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Audio Post-Production Facilities

4x Pro Tools Suites

Used for sound editing, these suites are equipped with Pro Tools HD10 software, Digidesign MBox 2 Interface, industry standard speakers, broadcast monitor and access to a range of plug-ins.

 

Dubbing Suite

Used for the final sound mix, this suite is equipped with Pro Tools HD10 software, Digidesign 96 I/O Interface, Digidesign Sync I/O, Digidesign Control 24 mixing console, 5.1 surround sound monitoring, Focusrite pre-amplifiers and a wide array of plug-ins (including Audio Ease Altiverb; Avid TL Space; Izotope RX, Insight and Alloy; as well as a range of others).

Voiceover Booth

Comprising of a Neumann TLM103 microphone (although other microphones are available upon request), headphone amplifier and monitor, this fully soundproofed room allows the recording of voiceover, ADR or narration to picture. Linked directly to our Machine Room, the Voiceover Booth can be patched to any Pro Tools suite and the performance recorded directly into Pro Tools software ready for editing.

Foley Booth

Similarly, comprising of an AKG C414B microphone (although other microphones are available upon request), headphone amplifier and monitor, this fully soundproofed room allows the recording of any effects (e.g. footsteps, clothing or other spot effects) that need to be added to a film’s soundtrack. Linked directly to our Machine Room, the Foley Booth can be patched to any Pro Tools suite and the performance recorded directly into Pro Tools software ready for editing.

Sound Effects Library

For the sourcing of sound effects difficult to recreate, or for a quicker workflow, we have a comprehensive, centralised sound library offering a wide variety of sound effects and atmospheres that can be added to any Pro Tools session.

Up to date camera equipment and lighting available from digital SLR cameras to 16mm:

  • Arri Alexa – Film industry standard camera, capable of delivering up to 4K images producing a film-like organic look  directly onto SxS XDCAM cards.
  • Blackmagic Cinema Cameras –  A simple strong design that can shoot high quality images in RAW or Prores format, available with a selection of lenses and adaptors to fit a variety of different lenses.
  • Canon 5D – High standard digital 12.8 Megapixel SLR camera.
  • Arri Super 16mm – We have a super16mm Arri SR2 camera ready to produce films the classic way.
  • Sony PMW-EX3 – The perfect camera for intermediary filmmakers, with the full features of a broadcast standard camera.
  • Canon XF105 – The camera of choice for the beginner filmmaker shooting at a bitrate of 5ombps with a 4:2:2 Full HD codec.
  • Lighting – We have an extensive range of Kino flos, Powerful HMI Fresnel lamps (1.2k & 2.5k), Various Fresnels  lamps (300w, 650w, 1k, 2k) and a selection of LED lights.
  • We also have a wide selection of HD monitors  ready for use

Edinburgh College of Art Facilites and Resources

Screening Room

The Screening Room provides a vital teaching, learning and research facility. It provides a valuable venue for our students to experience the art and technology of cinema, as it was meant to be experienced and also gives us the opportunity to see and share our own work on the big screen in a professional cinema environment.

Screening Room and screen features:

  • 50 seats
  • Screen – 1.32mhigh x 2.34m wide 
  • Aspect Ratios - 4:3, 16:9, 1:1.85, 1:2.35
  • Projector – Panasonic PT-FW430EA 
  • Audio – DAS ps-200 amp

TV Studio

The TV Studio is a versatile blank space, for that reason it houses the majority of our practical teaching. It also provides a facility that is used by students to build small-scale sets or as an equipment prep area. 

TV Studio features

Floor Space (10m x 4.5m) equipped with 4m wide blue screen, 15x lamp tungsten lighting rig with dimmer control, complete black out.

Post Production Studio

The Post-Production studio is a dedicated offline editing and delivery output facility that fosters a cross-year, peer to peer learning environment.

Post Production Studio features

  • 5x Mac Pro, Dual 20inch Screen Stations
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Compressor
  • DVD Studio
  • Logic Pro 

Post Production Suites

There are 4 self contained Post Production Suites provide rooms for tutorials and discussion of individual projects. They also provide an environment for students to work on their films independently and yet with on hand teaching, technical and peer support.

Post Production Suite features

  • Mac Pro, Dual 24inch Screen Stations
  • 42inch LED Client monitor
  • Monitor Speakers
  • Avid Media Composer 
  • Pro Tools
  • RED Cine-X
  • Da Vinci Lite

Grading Suite

We have a Da Vinci Resolve mastering and grading suite capable of grading HD, 2k and 4k material in real time. We support EDL, AAF and XML workflows on projects. On site technicians support students on best practices for onlining and prepping the grade and master. 

When not being used for grading this suite can also be used as a 5th Post Production Suite as described above.

Grading Suite features:

  • Mac Pro, Dual 24inch Screen Stations
  • 42inch LED Client monitor
  • Monitor Speakers
  • Da Vinci Resolve
  • 27inch grade monitor
  • Black Magic Duo Scopes
  • Easy DCP
  • Avid Media Composer 
  • Pro Tools
  • RED Cine-X
  • Da Vinci Lite

 

FAQ

Read the FAQ regarding the Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for more information.

Students Films

Living cost by city

The numbeo.com site gives information about the cost of living and other useful information. Check it for more information about the cost of living in the 3 cities of our universities: LisbonEdinburgh 
and Tallinn.

Visa

You should check with the nearest consulate or embassy here to see what you must do to apply for a visa. As soon as you get accepted you should start the visa process, it may take some time so the sooner the better. 

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