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A/V Rental & On-Campus Events

Welcome to the Media Services Video Lab

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

Current Hours

The Video Lab is open by appointment only 

Please contact us for rental information M-F 9am-5pm

(310) 665-6972

*You are only allowed to rent equipment during the semester you are enrolled in.  

*All Extended Rentals will need to approved by your Department Chair.  Form is available by request

Summer Session 2022

Summer 2022 BFA Program

Monday, May 23 - Wednesday, August 3

Summer 2022 MFA Program

Monday, June 13 - Tuesday, August 23

Summer 2022 Grad Graphic Design Program

Monday, June 13 - Tuesday, August 23

Fall Semester 2022

Monday, August 29 - Saturday, December 17

Spring Semester 2023

Tuesday, January 17 - Tuesday, May 9


Juneteenth - Monday, June 20

Independence Day Holiday - Monday, July 4

Labor Day - Monday, September 5

Election Day - Tuesday, November 8

Thanksgiving Break - Wednesday, November 23 - Sunday, November 27

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 16

Presidents' Day - Monday, February 20

Spring Break - Monday, March 20 - Sunday, March 26


The video lab is closed all major holidays


*Due to the pandemic, we are re-evaluating our policies, please contact us for more info


Weekend Reservation Sign Up Sheets

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.  

One-Day Rentals

Monday - Wednesday all equipment rented is due the following day before 7pm

Equipment rented on Thursday must be returned on Friday before 12pm.

Weekend Rentals 

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

The Video Lab also houses a variety of mobile multimedia stations for classes/presentations.  

Computer Carts - Computer, Projector, and Speakers mounted to a rolling cart.  

Media Carts - Projector and Speakers mounted to a rolling cart, with no computer attached.  This allows the user to use their own media. ie. Laptops, iPads, etc.

TV Carts - Flat Screen Monitor, a Mac Mini and choice of VCR or BluRay Player, and Speakers, mounted to a rolling cart (with all the latest software and wireless connectivity included.) 


To make a reservation, call us at (310) 665-6972 or email us at

*Multimedia stations (Mobile Computer Classrooms) must be reserved through your department through the 25Live room reservation system.!/home/availability

To make a reservation, call us at (310) 665-6972 or email us at


To reserve the B09 Screening Room, please have your Department make a reservation through the 25 Live Room Reservation System.!/home/availability

For further information, contact Krysta Olson-Gonzalez at


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

Canon HF G60

Panasonic 4K WXF991

GoPro Hero7 (black)

GoPro Hero5 (black) 

Yi Action Cam 


Canon Rebel T4i 

Canon 7D 

Canon HF-G30

Canon HF-G20

Panasonic AF-100 

GoPro Hero3plus

GoPro Hero4

GoPro Hero Session 


Elmo MX-P 

Epson ELPDC20

Ipevo 4K


Kodak PixPro Orbit 360 

Samsung Gear 360 

MiniDV Camcorders (SD/HDV) - MiniDV tape required for use (not supplied)

Canon GL2 

Canon Optura 50

Panasonic DVX 100

Canon HV 30

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

Dracast LED2000 Kala Bi-Color LED 3-Light Kit

Dracast LED500 S-Series Bi-Color 3-Light Kit

LED Spots (Fresnel) 

LED Edge Light 

Litepanels Micro LED (dslr)

LED Ring Lights (dslr) 

Large Tungsten Kit (1K) 

Small Tungsten Kit (250W) 



2X3 Flags 

4X4 Flags 



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