This facility includes high-end video cameras and camcorders complete with accessories, professional lighting kits, portable green screens, audio and video booths, and a screening room to critique your final projects.
Located in Ahmanson B10
Please contact us for rental information M-F 9am-5pm
*All Extended Rentals will need to approved by your Department Chair. Form is available by request
The video lab is closed all major holidays
Reservation Sheets are posted at the a/v check out window on Monday morning and are available on a FCFS (first-come, first-served) basis.
Monday - Wednesday all equipment rented is due the following day before 7pm
Equipment rented on Thursday must be returned on Friday before 12pm.
Weekend Reservations are available for pick up after 12pm on Friday and are due on Monday before 7pm.
Patrons must be a currently enrolled student or instructor with current Otis ID or have approval from department head.
Equipment must be checked out through the computer system using your Student ID. (Xnumber)
All items checked out must be returned to the Video Lab no later than 7PM on the next day, unless previously arranged in writing with the Video Lab staff.
All equipment must be returned in the condition that it was checked out. (clean and in working order)
All equipment must be returned to a Technician in the Video Lab (room B10.)
All equipment must be checked-in through the computer system using your Student ID. (Xnumber)
A late fee of TEN (10) dollars per day, per item will be assessed for Camera Kits, Lighting Kits & Projector Kits.
A late fee of ONE (1) dollar per day per item will be assessed for all other items.
A fee equivalent to full replacement cost will be assessed on all lost or damaged equipment.
Patron will be given an invoice once items are returned. All fees are to be paid to the Cashier in the Business Office on the 2nd Floor of Ahmanson Hall. The receipt must be returned to Video Lab for fees to be removed from patron’s account.
If the item(s) are not returned in a timely manner and/or fees not paid, the College will place a hold on registration for all future classes.
If the patron does not pay fees in a timely manner, the patron will be responsible for all collection costs of any kind; including but not limited to, collection agency fees, as well as legal fees and/or court costs.
If patron fails to pay late fees the institution and/or collection agency may disclose that the patron has failed to pay these fees along with other relevant information to credit reporting organization.
Extended Rental Request Form - Department Approval Required
To make a reservation, call us at (310) 665-6972 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
To reserve the B09 Screening Room, please have your Department make a reservation through the 25 Live Room Reservation System.
All Camera Kits come with batteries, battery chargers, SD/CF/SSD cards/drives/readers, and any cables needed to use equipment.
Panasonic GH5 (10-bit) - Mirrorless micro four thirds
Blackmagic Production Camera (10-bit) - full frame sensor
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K - micro four thirds
Canon 5D Mark IV (8-bit) - full frame sensor
Sony A7s ii (8-bit) - Mirrorless - full frame sensor
Sony A7iii (8-bit) Mirrorless - full frame sensor
GoPro Hero7 (black)
GoPro Hero5 (black)
MiniDV Camcorders (SD/HDV) - require a MiniDV tape to operate (not supplied)
The majority of our lenses are for Canon cameras.
L-Series Lens Kits
Kit #1: 11-16mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 70-300mm
Kit #2: 11-16mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm
Kit #3: 14mm, 24mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100-400mm
Kit #4: 14mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 100-400mm
Kit #5: 11-16mm, 35mm, 24-70mm, 100-400mm
Lights available in kits or single
LED Panel Light Kits
LED Spots (Fresnel)
Litepanels Micro LED (dslr)
LED Ring Lights (dslr)
Large Tungsten Kit (1K)
Small Tungsten Kit (250W)
Updates and more content soon!
Manager - Mark Farina
AV Technical Specialist - Krysta Olson-Gonzalez
AV Technicians -