Film and Video Studies Equipment Checkout

Bianca Salimbangon shoots PINEAPPLE on a Canon C100. Photo: Logan McKennah Brown
Bianca Salimbangon shoots PINEAPPLE on a Canon C100. Photo: Logan McKennah Brown



The FAVS Equipment Checkout Cage is now located in the Art & Design Building, Room AB 1008.

Video equipment is available to check out for FAVS majors ONLY that are enrolled in the following FAVS production courses:

  • FAVS 255 - Video Production For Film
  • FAVS 333 - Sound Editing and Recording
  • FAVS 365 - Documentary Filmmaking
  • FAVS 375 - Fiction Film Directing
  • FAVS 378 - Web Series
  • FAVS 399 - Special Topics (When the topic is Video Production)
  • FAVS 497 - Senior Film Practicum
  • FAVS 499 - Senior Project

Equipment Checkout Hours (Fall 2017)

Monday - Friday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

*Open hours will accommodate weekend check-ins and checkouts.  Students are invited to use these hours to practice and work with the gear.

Please allow 30 minutes for checkout to test the equipment.

Email to request equipment. You will have to present your Mason ID in order to check out equipment.


Phone: 703-993-3907

 Equipment Checkout Policy

  • Borrower MUST be a declared FAVS major AND enrolled in one of the above listed production classes
  • Priority is given to those enrolled in FAVS 499 - Senior Project
  • All requests are on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Equipment must be properly checked/tested before being checked out and upon return
  • Borrower accepts responsibility for safe, timely, and undamaged return of equipment. They are also responsible for the replacement and/or repair of damaged equipment.
  • Borrower is responsible for scheduling pick up/drop off times with the FAVS Student Assistants.
  • Failure to return equipment may result in action by the Dean of Students or the University Police. Borrowers will be responsible for any legal fees and costs associated with such action.
  • Requests for equipment checkout must be emailed to or arranged in-person

Equipment Available (as of 6/15)

(Please check with staff for currently available quantities)


Canon XA10 camera (6)

Canon XHA1s (4)

GoPro HD Hero2 Camera (3)

Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR Camera (2)

CanonEOS C100 Camera (2)


Shotgun Mic Boom kit (12)

Audio-technica ATH-M20x Headphones (11)

Audio-technica ATH-M30 Headphones (4)

Sony MDR-V6 Headphones (2)

Sennheiser PX 100-ll Headphones (6)

SignVideo ENG-44 Mixer (2)

DV Promix 3 Mixer (2)

Zoom H4n Handy Recorder (3)

Audio-Technica ATR35s Wired Lavalier Microphone

Sony UWP-V1 Wireless Lavalier Microphone (5)

Sennheiser EW 100 G3 Wireless Lavalier Microphone (3)

Electro Voice RE-20 Cardioid Microphone

Sennheiser MKE 400 Compact Camera Shotgun Microphone

Sony ECM-55B Wired Lavalier Microphone

Electro Voice 635A Dynamic Omnidirectional Microphone (2)

Roland Edirol R-09HR Wave/MP3 Recorder


Kino Flo Interview Kit

Arri Fresnel Light Kit (3)

Lowel Uni TO UN-55 8’ Light Stand (4)

Impact 10' Light Stand

Lowel Light Kit (4)

Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Softbox – Small

Digital Juice Flag Kit Pro (2)

Matthews Studio Equipment Lighting Control Kit (2)

Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (2)

Westcott Illusions uLite 2-Light Green Screen kit (2)

Flexfill 48” silver/white reflector (6)

Flexfill 38" collapsible reflector white

Impact 5-in-1 42" collapsible circular reflector disc

Neewer 5-in-1 43" collapsible multi-disc light reflector

Impact 5-in-1 22" collapsible circular reflector disc (4)

Tripods and Stabilizers

Pro-X shoulder rig camera stabilizer (2)

Velbon DF-10ML Mini Tripod

Pearstone VT-2100 Fluid Head Tripod (2)

Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod (4)

Davis & Sanford Steady Stick


Panasonic BT-LH1710 monitor

Impact CS40M C-stand w/40" extension arm (5)

Avenger C-stand w/40" extension arm (3)

Sekonic Studio Deluxe III light meter (2)

Impact Saddle Sandbag 5 lb. (2)

Eartec UHF SC1000 scrambler two-way radio (5)

Atomos Ninja 2 Video Recorder

XLR cables (17)

Dual XLR to 3.5mm adapter (3)

XLR to 3.5mm adapter

Extension cords (13)

Clapboards (7)

Blackwrap, gels, diffusion paper

For those enrolled in a COMM production class, equipment may be checked out from the Student Video Center. Video equipment is also available through the STAR Lab, for those who are not eligible for or when equipment checkout is not available through FAVS or COMM. Please contact them directly for available equipment and reservations.

Star Lab

Student Video Center