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Lights, camera, action: Inside the Weitz Center’s dynamic facilities for teaching and producing media

In Northfield, the 250-seat cinema may have been the most eagerly anticipated feature of the Weitz Center. But what’s happening behind the scenes is even more significant for the study of cinema and media at Carleton.

"The Weitz Center features an unprecedented range of spaces for teaching media history, theory and production," says John Schott, James Woodward Strong Professor of the Liberal Arts. "These are spaces custom made for the study and creation of film, audio and new media."

The media facilities include:

  • Dedicated cinema theater with a THX-quality sound system
  • Two video production studios each complete with control room, camera equipment, and lighting grid
  • Audio recording suite that will accommodate up to 15 musicians
  • Special-purpose cinema classrooms with upgraded audio, projectors and screen
  • Cinema and Media Studies department lounge and faculty offices

Students and faculty can also take advantage of media-editing resources in the IdeaLab, the Weitz Center’s centralized technology support center.