Please note that the Audiovisual Department is now operating from 16 Morwell Street Ground Floor
The Audiovisual Department
is concerned with video and
sound technology, supporting teaching
throughout the AA. It lends equipment
to staff and students, assists
guest speakers presenting lectures,
documents, stage manages the
AA's Public Events programme and
maintains a Video Editing suite in 39
Bedford Square. Recorded lectures
and events can be accessed through
the AA Photo Library and online at:
Teaching Spaces and Equipment Reservations
Audiovisual equipment for both internal teaching and the public lecture series is booked through an established procedure. Staff (especially new staff) and students should liaise with the relevant coordinator at least one week prior to when the equipment is required. The department is unable to provide support for late or impromptu classes. Teaching spaces are equipped with large LCD screens or data-projectors for laptop use. Additional or specialist equipment such as slide projection, book readers or Skype access/Public Address should be requested in advance. The school as a rule does not record internal or complementary classes.
The school has a long history of utilising video
within both unit programmes and Media
Studies. This year Video Editing is located
in a new space in 39 Ground Floor
and houses designated Apple workstations
running Final Cut Studio and
Adobe CS 5.5 alongside various audio,
video and encoding tools. DV/HDV players,
audio interfaces, keyboards and microphones
will be available throughout.
The space is open to all students
and staff and those wishing to
work with video in this area, discuss
a video project or seek tuition
should contact Joel Newman.
Audiovisual can help you with a very broad range of equipment including: video cameras, tripods, Manfrotto FigRigs, Gorilla Pods, Arri Lighting, LED lighting, digital audio recorders, microphones, audio mixers, video mixers, PA kit, vinyl/tape/iPod/minidisc/CD/DVD/ Hi8/VHS playback, 8mm and 16mm film projection, LCD data projection, slide projectors, overhead projectors, digital presenters, signal generators, amplifiers, meters, speakers, PC laptops, headphones, distribution amplifiers, a USB microscope, and more.
The Audiovisual loan service is situated in the Hub at 16 Morwell Street, Ground Floor. Group projects or multiple loans should be discussed in advance. Those borrowing equipment from the Audiovisual Department are fully responsible for its security, care and prompt return and an agreement form must be signed to this effect. Groups may borrow equipment as part of a defined unit project on or off school premises only after discussion with the Audiovisual Manager. Some equipment is not available for student use or use off-premises.
The school has a comprehensive insurance policy for those going abroad on unit trips. Unit staff should be aware that equipment will only be released for study trips after they have completed the Travel Insurance Form, which can be downloaded from the school website.