Equipment Policies & Procedures

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Borrowing equipment is a student resource, not a right. Students who violate the policies outlined here may lose access to Cinematic Arts equipment.

  • Equipment may only be checked out and operated by students in Cinematic Arts courses for course projects, after receiving instruction, training, and approval from appropriate faculty or staff. Equipment may not be used on any personal project unrelated to course work, or for any commercial activity, whether you are paid or not.
  • Equipment must be checked out and returned during regular cage hours (Fall '19 hours: M-F 1:30–4:30 pm).
  • Equipment checked out on a Thursday is due back on Friday.  Equipment checked out on a Friday is due the following Monday. All other checkouts are for 24 or 48 hours.
  • Unless specifically authorized, an equipment user may only check out one of each type of equipment (i.e., one camera, one light kit).
  • Please return equipment in good condition and packed with care and precision.
  • Please notify cage personnel if you notice any problems with equipment while it’s in your care.
  • Always keep equipment in secure location. In the event of theft, the student must file a police report and provide a copy to the Equipment Manager.
  • If equipment is damaged or lost due to neglect, the student on record will be responsible for repair costs and/or replacement of missing or damaged equipment.
  • Equipment may be used anywhere in the Triangle. Travel with Cinematic Arts equipment outside of the Triangle is prohibited without authorization from your Cinematic Arts instructor.
  • Cinematic Arts equipment is not available for student use outside of Spring and Fall semesters. Exceptions may be made for students who receive Duke funding for a specific moving image project.

Questions? Contact Cinematic Arts Equipment Manager Casey Herbert