Supported by a generous $5 million gift from Lawrence graduates Tom and Julie Hurvis, the Hurvis Center for Film Studies is a brand new, state of the art film facility for students. Students can check out film making equipment including cameras, tripods, wireless microphones, light kits, and more. The center features:

  • three Screening/classrooms with large flat screens and surround sound audio
  • a Computer Lab with fifteen computers loaded with programs for a wide range of applications to work on film editing, motion graphics, special effects, audio, photography, musical scoring, and much more
  • an Edit Lab with six high end edit stations where more advanced students can use more processing power on their projects
  • an Audio Mix Suite where the audio portion of film projects can be mastered, featuring the power of ProTools, the industry standard audio editing software, combined with a C24 control surface to manage multiple audio inputs
  • a Mix Suite, or voiceover room for small audio projects

The main studio is a 35x40 black box studio. It has a light grid 18 feet high with a computer controlled light board and large array of lighting instruments. There are multiple cycloramas or “cycs” including blacks, TV gray, and Green Screen.