Facilities

Immersive Tour

The MFA Social Documentary Film department offers top of the line professional grade equipment to all students in the program. The department houses state of the art editing suites with sound mixers, a film and text library, and voice over recording booth. In addition, each student has work space available to them and access to the latest HD video cameras, lighting and sound equipment.
Theater Rental

  • Cameras
  • Sony FS5
  • Sony PXW-Z280
  • Sony PMW 200
  • Canon 80D Kits
  • GoPros, Ricoh Theta S & others
  • Tripods
  • Sachtler FSB-6 & FSB-4 Fluid Head Tripods
  • Miller DS-10 Solo Tripod
  • Sachtler Ace Tripod
  • Libec TH- 650HD Tripod
  • Libec TH-950DV Tripod
  • Audio
  • Sound Devices 302 3 Channel Mixer
  • Sound Devices 633 Mixer/Recorder
  • Sony ECM Shotgun Microphones
  • Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 & NTG-3 Shotgun Microphones
  • Sennhieser MKH-416 & MKH-60 Shotgun Microphones
  • Sennheiser Evolution G4 Wireless Packages
  • Audio Technica BP4025 Stereo Microphones
  • Neumann TLM 103 Large Diaphragm Microphone (Booth Mic)
  • Lighting
  • Kino Flo Interview Kit
  • Kino Flo Diva 200 Lights
  • Litepanels 1×1 LED Lights
  • Litepanels On-Camera lights
  • Astra 1x1 Bi-Color LED lights
  • Assorted Fresnel Lights
  • Lowel Rifa Soft Box Kits
  • Lowel 4-Point Lighting Kits
  • Assorted Grip Equipment (c-stands, light stands, stingers, etc.)
  • Editing Suites
  • 5 Private Edit Suites (MacPro, 6 core Xeon, 64GB RAM, dual LCD displays)
  • 10 Editing Lab Stations (21.5 iMac, i7, 16GB RAM)
  • Avid Media Composer/Symphony, Adobe CC Suite, Final Cut Pro X/7, Boris Red FX
  • FSI Calibrated Grading Monitors, Sony HDTV Client Monitors
  • Black Magic Video I/O Hardware
  • Voice Over/Sound Booth (Neumann Microphone)
  • ProTools, Izotope Production Audio Plugins
  • Facilis Terrablock Shared Storage


SocDoc Theater

Jewel box screening room available in the heart of Chelsea at the School of Visual Arts. The MFA Social Documentary Film program at SVA has a 48-seat theater that is available throughout the summer, and on weekends and occasional weekdays during the school year. 100% of your donation goes to our student scholarship fund.

For more information and rates please contact Rose Vincelli Gustine at the MFA Social Documentary Film department: 212.592.2919 or [email protected]

  • Theater Specs
  • 48 Seats
  • 5.1 surround sound with 150 watt JBL speakers
  • Digital Projection E-Vision Laser 10K Projector
  • 1920×1080 native resolution
  • 10,500 ANSI Lumens
  • 16:9 DA-LITE Screen
  • CPU Power Point/Presenation (Mac preferred)
  • Supported Formats
  • Blu-Ray
  • DVD (up-resed to 1080)
  • .mov & other files
  • Digibeta
  • HD CAM