The Media Arts Department and BLC Studios crew have been busy this summer preparing for the upcoming fall semester. Our team overhauled Studio B, a space used for video and photo projects, and worked on prepping our newly acquired video gear, the Ursa Mini Pro G2 4.6k cinema camera and cinema zoom lens. This camera and lens combo has a lot of great qualities and features, but most importantly will allow our MART students the opportunity to get real hands-on experience with professional cinema gear. Check out this beautiful video reveal created by Alec Mueller (senior) and Alex Gutzke (production studio specialist).

Students will use this equipment in MART 314 Advanced Camera Techniques with instructor Ben Lundsten, a revised course with new projects and applications coming this fall. A large part of the class will be learning how to use the new cinema camera as well as a variety of ways to rig, operate, and move both the URSA and other cameras.

Ultimately, our goal with any new piece of equipment or course is to give our students the tools and knowledge to be the best artists and storytellers they can be. We can’t wait to see what this year has in store for our MART students!

“I know the new Ursa and Pictor lens combo will be a huge step-up for Bethany’s film gear arsenal and a great asset to students in the program doing narrative work. I’m thrilled to see how we as students can become more well-versed in camera-department duties while working with a higher-tier camera package like this one.”
– Alec Mueller (senior)

Studio B in a nearly unrecognizable (read: clean) state.