MCM Production at 135 Thayer Street

The Production Facility for MCM, which was completed at the end of 2003, is located at 135 Thayer Street in a thoroughly renovated old retail building. This facility raises the profile of an important component of the MCM program, namely the integration of a visual practice within the investigation of the theoretical discourses of the department. These practices have historically focused on film, video and sound production. This will now be furthered through the addition of faculty engaged with digital practices situated within new media and the virtual space of the internet.

The 135 Thayer Street building houses two production studios and their requisite equipment: film and video cameras, sound recording decks, light kits, etc. Also located there is an editing suit equipped with Final Cut Pro 5, ProTools LE, After Effects, DVD Studio Pro, Photoshop, etc. Within the editing suit is a sound room with ProTools HD. The second floor also provides a cine-transfer station and a screening/seminar room.

Students using this facility have 24 hour access. These facilities are supplemented by two other similarly equipped Multimedia Labs within the university.