“I haven’t touched expensive equipment like this, like the cinema camera,” said Taubel, noting the $26,000 piece of equipment. “It’s really helpful, encouraging and inspirational.”
Students used the equipment, including 24 high-end lenses for video and photography, in November and December as they wrapped up projects in their Advanced Video Production class.
Workshop coordinator Keif Oss, an assistant professor who teaches the class, believes Taubel’s impression of the day was typical among her classmates.
“From my observation, students were blown away,” Oss said, noting that students received training on Canon C300 series cameras and zoom, prime and cinema lenses.
“These are professional grade broadcast and cinema cameras and lenses that students don't touch every day. Fostering experiences and supported projects like this allow our program to be both cost-effective and experience-rich for students,” he said, while thanking multiple faculty and staff who helped make the event happen at Sorensen Hall.
“The result is a professional experience for students that does not impact the university budget or require travel. It's a model that's also nimble regarding technological changes” by exposing students to the latest equipment.