Media Production and Technology

The Media Production and Technology Center, commonly referred to as M.P.T., is a college resource whose primary goal is to provide high quality audio-visual support services for classroom presentations, lectures, conferences, and special events. The Center is also the home of the College’s educational channel, Essex County College TV Cablevision 77/Fios 37.

 


 

Available Equipment and Services

Faculty, staff and students at Essex County College may request the following equipment and/or services:

Video

  • LCD projector with/without computer
  • DVD/VHS Combo Player with television monitor
  • Digital video camcorder with tripod

Audio

  • Compact Disc/Cassette Player
  • Public Address System (Large or Small)
  • Microphones

Affiliations

MPT Social Media

 

Phone: (973) 877-3274

 

Eugene Jackson Jr., Chief Engineer

ejackson@essex.edu

Phone: (973) 877-3276

 

Victoria Timpanaro, Audio/Visual Coordinator

vtimpana@essex.edu

Phone: (973)877-3279


 

Hours of Operation

Fall & Spring Hours

Monday through Thursday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 

Summer I Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 

Summer II Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday Closed

Saturday Closed

 

 

 

The Media Center makes every effort to accommodate all requests it receives, but resources are limited to the equipment that is available. Therefore, it is imperative that all requests are received at least THREE WORKING DAYS prior to the day the equipment and/or services are needed. Please keep in mind that a request made at the last minute holds no guarantee that the equipment will be available, or does it guarantee timely delivery of equipment.

 

Once the request is received, a confirming copy (yellow) will be sent to the requestor as proof that the Center has received and scheduled the request. Additionally, if your request is sent via email, an email confirming your request has been received and scheduled will also be sent. The Center’s policy is to have requested equipment delivered and set-up for use at the beginning of a class and/or event. Please call the Director with any questions or comments regarding your equipment delivery. In addition, if you discover that equipment fails to work, please inform the Director so that repair arrangements can be made promptly.

 

The Media Center makes every effort to accommodate all requests it receives, but resources are limited to the equipment that is available. Therefore, it is imperative that all requests are received at least THREE WORKING DAYS prior to the day the equipment and/or services are needed. Please keep in mind that a request made at the last minute holds no guarantee that the equipment will be available, or does it guarantee timely delivery of equipment.

 

Once the request is received, a confirming copy (yellow) will be sent to the requestor as proof that the Center has received and scheduled the request. Additionally, if your request is sent via email, an email confirming your request has been received and scheduled will also be sent. The Center’s policy is to have requested equipment delivered and set-up for use at the beginning of a class and/or event. Please call the Director with any questions or comments regarding your equipment delivery. In addition, if you discover that equipment fails to work, please inform the Director so that repair arrangements can be made promptly.

 

Video/Audio Duplication

The duplication of copyrighted material (videos, audiocassettes, DVDs or CDs) is a violation of federal law. Faculty wishing videotapes, audiotapes, DVDs and/or CDs to be copied must complete a duplication request form and a duplication certification form, releasing the college from any liability stemming from the duplication of copyrighted material. The personal and professional protection is to seek prior written permission from the parties owning the rights to the materials for personal use at any time. The Director of the Center reserves the rights to reject any duplication request that is not for instructional purposes.

 

Submitting a Request

When submitting media to the center to be duplicated, it is important that the original is of the highest possible quality. Therefore, when recording a video of a program, make sure the standard speed (SP) is used for the original recording. While slower speed recording offers more recording time, it reduces the total picture quality that will only worsen with your copies. All video camcorders in the center record at SP speed. If you should provide us with EP or SLP originals, we may have to delay the delivery of your copies as much as 5 to 7 working days.

 

Please allow at least THREE WORKING DAYS to complete your duplication requests. Because of our workload, “rush orders” are extremely difficult to accommodate.

MPT Production Rates

STUDIO PRODUCTION PACKAGES

(Does not include post-production editing)

All packages includes a production team and equipment to facilitate all productions

  • PACKAGE A 8 hour block:$5,000
  • PACKAGE B 4 hour block:$3,000
  • PACKAGE C 2 hour block:$2,000

 

STUDIO SPACE

(No production personnel and equipment included)

  • STUDIO SPACE 4 hour block:$500

 

PRE-PRODUCTION

Pre-Production fees may be incurred for extensive work on a project. Pre-Production can include: script writing, revisions, storyboarding, shot lists, call sheets, research, etc.

  • $50 per person/per hour

 

LOCATION VIDEO PRODUCTION SHOOT

(Does not include post-production editing)

  • 1 crew member 2 hours:$250
  • 1 crew member 4 hours:$500
  • 1 crew member 8 hours:$1,000
  • 2 crew members 2 hours:$375
  • 2 crew members 4 hours:$750
  • 2 crew members 8 hours:$1,500
  • 3 crew members 2 hours:$500
  • 3 crew members 4 hours:$1250
  • 3 crew members 8 hours:$2000

 

VIDEO EDITING SUITE RENTAL

(Off-Line Editing is when all the original footage (often tens or hundreds of hours) is digitized into the suite at a low non-Broadcast resolution with a Timecode window. The editor and director are then free to work with all the options (color correction, transitions, effects, graphics and music) to create an EDL (Edit Decision List) for the final Broadcast Master cut.)

  • Off-line Avid MC Nitris DX w/o operator:$50/hour
  • On-line Avid MC Nitris DX w/o operator:$100/hour

 

POST-PRODUCTION

Post-Production fees include: video editing, graphics, titles, fx, audio mixing, color correction, finalizing, exporting, etc.

  • $100 per hour

 

DUBS

(Over 20 dubs – outside vender)

  • Basic dubs: VHS to DVD
  • DVD Copy*:$3 each

*DVD packaging and titles can be added for an additional fee.

 

MULTI-FUNCTION ROOM

(Includes VHS, DVD, Computer and Internet access)

  • Multi-Media Room:$100/hour
  • Satellite Downlink Site:$75/hour

 

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