Digital Screen Media
Fine, Performing & Comm. Arts
(4) Virtual Reality 360 film kits, which includes:
1. Vuze Vuze+ 4K 3D 360 Spherical VR Camera @ $1000 ea. = $4000
2. 64GB microSDXC Memory Card @ $57 ea. = $228
3. CINEGEARS V1 VR Player Headset @ $350 ea.; = $1400
4. Vuze Protective Cover $30 ea. = $120
5. Joby GorillaPod 500 Flexible Tripod $25 ea. = $100
6. Pelican Hard Cases $100 ea. = $400
7. Headset (Clip-on) $ 16 ea. = $64
Total $6,312 (amortized over 5 years = $1262.40 yr.)
20 total students = $63.12 per student
AVID Media Composer
Annual 50 ﬂoating licenses renewal $4750 = $95 per seat
*336 total students = $0.28 per student
Adobe Creative Cloud
Annual license renewal $210 per seat
*336 total students = $0.62 per student
15" MacBook Pro w/Apple Care $2228
(amortized over 5 years = $445.60 yr.)
165** total students = $2.70 per student
Equipment Repair/Replacement = $400 yr. For 20 students = $20 per student
PER STUDENT BREAKDOWN (8 annually):
Note, some items are used by COM 1600, 3380, 5400, 5420, 5440 & 6090; shared total is thus based on combined total *336 (all 6 courses) or 165** (COM 3380, 6090 & COM 1600) students annually
Annual Cost of Expenditures: $2,413 yr.
Per Student: $85 yr. (86.72 actual total)
In addition to mobile devices readily at students' disposal, this course will require the students to shoot projects on 360 cameras to create virtual environments. The Media Arts Equipment Room currently does not have any 360 cameras and headsets. They will be purchased for this class. The other accessories listed are necessary to stitch the 360 cameras and playback via the Cinegears headset in order to capture high-quality content for the course assignments.
The students are required to edit their projects on Avid Media Composer and use the most up-to-date versions of the multimedia software that is offered, including the Adobe Creative Suite, which is required to be updated annually. Computers in the Department computer labs are used by students every day throughout each semester and often require updates and repairs so that students can complete their assignments.
The CMF offers our students access to current film making technologies & practices for in-class, location, and laboratory applications.
The $85 fee (plus tuition) is in alignment with production-based courses at this level and is realistic given the tools necessary for mobile filmmaking and editing.