Events
  • LA Portfolio Day

    Jan 15| Special Event
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    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to host the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

    Bring your portfolio for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. Portfolio Day events are held across the country, high school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Tuning the Room

    Jan 28| Exhibition
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    Anna Craycroft: Tuning the Room

    January 28 - April 16, 2017

    Ben Maltz Gallery

  • Opening Reception

    Jan 28| Special Event
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    In acoustical engineering, “tuning the room” is a technique for measuring the specific sound properties of an enclosed space and then adapting the environment to improve its acoustic reflections. New York-based artist Anna Craycroft applies this technique both literally and metaphorically to the Ben Maltz Gallery for her exhibition Tuning the Room. Craycroft’s exhibition asks that we consider how the specific characteristics of an environment shape our experience within it, and how we become attuned in return.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Paul Lisicky

    Mar 08| Lectures
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    Paul Lisicky’s memoirs include The Narrow Door, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and Famous Builder. He is the author of a collection of short prose entitled Unbuilt Projects, and the novels The Burning House, and Lawnboy.

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Audio + Video Lab

Students from a variety of disciplines learn the language of video and sound, and gain a respect for past and current technologies. Encouraged to experiment with many different mediums, they learn the philosophy behind the production: from lighting, filming, and green screen techniques to non-linear editing, sound design/composition and projection. Facility includes high-end video and film cameras w/ accessories, professional lighting kits, green screen studio/stage, audio booth & control room, Video Editing Lab and even a screening room to critique your final projects.

 

Current Term

SPRING 2016
Tuesday, January 19 – Tuesday, May 10
 

Audio + Video Hours

Monday 08:00am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 08:00am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday 08:00am – 10:00 pm
Thursday 08:00am – 10:00 pm
Friday 08:00am – 06:00 pm
Saturday 09:00am – 06:00 pm
Sunday Closed
 

Lab Closed

Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 18, 2016
President's Day Monday, February, 15, 2016
Memorial Day Monday, May 30, 2016
Independence Day Holiday Monday, July 4, 2016
Closed all Major Holidays  

Contact

Phone 310-665-6972
Email videolab@otis.edu

 

Equipment available for check out: (See checkout policies below)

Video Cameras

  • miniDV
  • High 8
  • VHS (e.g. Panasonic DVX100's, Canon XL1's & GL2's)

Audio Equipment

  • MiniDisc
  • DAT
  • Analogue Recorders with a wide variety of quality microphones & preamps

Film Equipment

  • Super8 cameras/accessories
  • 1 Arriflex 16mm camera/accessories

Extras: tripods, glidecam, lighting kits, high-end LCD projectors

The Video Lab also provides mobile multimedia stations for presentations, with computers, projectors, and all the latest software and wireless connectivity.

Computer Checkout Policy (PDF)
Video Equipment Checkout Policy (PDF)

Holiday Schedule

Wednesday 11/23 Closed
Thursday 11/24 (Thanksgiving) Closed
Friday 11/25 Closed
Saturday 11/26 Closed
Sunday 11/27 Closed
Winter Break 12/20/16 - 1/3/17 Closed
Presidents Day

February 15, 2016
Monday CLOSED

Closed all Major Holidays

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