Film and Photography Studios
Film & Photography Studios
Our film and photographic equipment and resources are among the best in the UK and students from all programmes are encouraged to access a wide range of camera and lighting equipment, photographic studios, both digital and traditional darkrooms and high-specification digital imaging and printing facilities.
Darkroom 2 — A dedicated developing room for Alternative Processes and Traditional Photographic Processes, offering image-makers with a desire to cross the creative divide between conventional photography and that of the artist printmaker, an abundance of options. Here students create unique works of art and photography, exploring chemical processes to develop analogue imagery and further their hand-drawn works, paintings and prints. This room contains 4 x Enlargers and can be used for 35mm up to 5x4 negatives with a maximum print size of 20”x24” with 2 x Wash Sinks (one contains 2 x Archival Print Washers), and an Ultraviolet Light Box.
Process Room — Here students develop silver-based photographic and colour film negatives for photography and moving image film. The Process Room is equipped with 2 x film dryers, 1 x equipment dryer, a chemical mixer, wash sinks, 2 x drying racks and 1 x chemical cupboard for student storage, permanently mixed chemicals ID11 developer, stop bath, and fixer.
Cove Studio — Ideally set-up for high-quality studio portrait photography, but adaptable for all forms of media production, the Cove Studio is equipped with a two-sided white Infinity Cove. You'll also find suspended Elinchrom flash lighting, a large Elinchrom Octa flashlight on a moveable stand, an Apple Mac Pro Xeon computer containing Adobe Creative Suite, along with Capture One Software connected to twin Eizo ColorEdge 27" monitors for tethering, a Manfrotto Product Light Table for product photography, a Studio Stand, 4 x Polystyrene reflectors one side black and one side white, and two soft boxes.
Media Studio — Suitable for all forms of media production, our Media Studio is an open black space making it ideal for moving image as well as studio photography. Equipped with 1 x PC with gaming software and 1 x Apple Mac Pro Xeon computer containing Adobe Creative Suite and Capture One Software, both computers are connected to twin Eizo ColorEdge 27" monitors for tethering. The studio is also fitted with a VR Vive System which can be used for virtual imaging and motion capture, especially popular with our Animation and Game Arts students.
Product Studio — Best suited for product photography and portraiture, our Product Studio houses 6 wall mounted Colorama options, 4 x Elinchrom studio flashlights with ceiling suspension, a Manfrotto Product Light table, a Fibreglass Product Mini White Cove, 4 x Polystyrene boards one side black, one side white, an Apple Mac Pro Xeon computer with the Adobe Creative Suite and Capture One software connected to twin Eizo ColorEdge 27" monitors for tethering, and a wall-mounted light/camera stand.