Film - Studios, Facilities & Equipment


FDU Film Studio


  • Dreyfuss Cinema Sound Stage with full stand-alone lighting/ grip package and fisher 10 dolly, designed as a miniature SilverCup Studios sound stage (with green screen sweep)
  • Twombly BlackMagic TV Studio Center, with 3 Blackmagic studio cameras and 3 prelit studio spaces; talk show, sit-com and to-camera-interview (with green screen option).
  • Digital Cinema Screening Room
  • Two Digital Editing class rooms with Avid, Final Cut, Premier, AfterEffects,  DeVinci lite, Movie Magic scheduling software, Pro Tools Sound Mixing and X2Pro, music/sound efx libraries
  • Screenwriter Screenplay software
  • Digital Animation/After Effects lab

Roxy & Alex w F3


  • Sony VG 20 HD cameras (Freshmen production classes)
  • Sony 5U HD cameras (Sophomore production classes)
  • JVC 700HD Cameras with Fujion Zoom lenses (Reality TV class)
  • JVC GYLS300 Super 35mm 4K camera w Rokinon lenses
  • Sony EA 50 35 mm sensor HD camera w zoom & prime lenses (Reality TV/Documentary class)
  • Sony FS100 35mm sensor HD camera packages with nikon prime lenses, Ikan on-board monitors, mattbox & follow focus, Cokin filters (Junior/Senior classes)
  • Sony F3 super 35mm sensor HD camera packageswith Zeiss Compact prime lenses, marshal on-board monitors, movicam mattboxes& follow focus, Tiffan filters (Cinematography track students)
  • Sony F5 super 35mm sensor HD camera with Cooke prime lenses, marshal on-board monitors, movicam mattbox & follow focus,Tiffan filters (Advanced Cinematography track students)
  • GoPro Black
  • Sony Action Cam
  • Gemini 4:4:4 4k HD external recorder
  • Arriflex SR 16mm camera w Zeiss zoom
  • Arriflex 16 BL camera with Angenieux zoom
  • Manfroto 502, 504 & 509 tripods
  • EZ Hi-hat
  • Varizoom Shoulder rig
  • Slider

stray lighting


  • Arri mixed light kits with chimeras
  • Lowel Rifa lights
  • Mole Baby Juniors
  • Mole Studio Juniors
  • Mole 2k Daylight LED Juniors
  • Mole 2k Zip lights
  • Mole Baby 4k soft lights
  • Source-four ERS lights
  • Ikan battery LED location lights
  • LitePanels; 1x1s & brick light
  • Kinoflo Diva light
  • Kinoflo 4x4 kits
  • Mini-Kinoflo kit
  • Stella underwater LED lights
  • Aladdin Eyelghts
  • Rosco Litepad kits
  • 1,200w HMI PARs
  • 1,200w HMI Fresnels
  • Hive Killer plasma light (advanced students)
  • Cineo LS Remote Phospher LED kit (advanced students)
  • Cineo Matchbox LED kit
  • 2,000 watt suitcase generators

Film camera & jib


  • Grip stands & high boy stands
  • Assorted flags & nets including wagflags
  • Flexi-fill reflectors
  • 4x4 Hollywood reflectors
  • 8x8 butterfly
  • 6x6 butterfly
  • Apple boxes
  • Doorway dolly
  • Mirco-dollies
  • Indie-Dolly
  • Dubbi Dolly
  • EZ Jibs
  • Sandbags
  • Assorted Mathews grip hardware including Maffer clamps, Matthellini clamps, 750 side arms, Pigeons, studded C-clamps, etc.

jalen boom


  • Assorted boom microphones
  • Sennheiser shotgun mics
  • Sennheiser lavaliere mics
  • Wireless mics
  • Sound design audio mixers
  • Marantz digital sound recorders
  • Zoom digital sound recorders


The FDU Backlot:

FDU Film Studio

The FDU Madison Campus, with its historic mansion, rolling hills, Italian garden and classic fountains provides students with the same backlot used by feature films and commercials. Hollywood feature films such as "A Beautiful Mind" and "The Family Stone" shot on campus and afforded our students the opportunity to be on set and observe a professional production. Many TV commercials have also shot on our campus, using the Florham Mansion and the recreation building.

Our students take advantage of having a unique backlot to shoot their projects on. Our Virtual Production office has location scout photos of areas across the campus from the woods and fields to the lounges and building structures. The quaint town of Madison also provides students with town and suburban locations to film in and the vibrant New York City is only a 45 minute train ride away.

Link to our Virtual Production Office Location section




Vincent Guagenti

Visual & Performing Arts Department
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-DB0-01
Madison, NJ 07940

Fairleigh Dickinson University Mansion
Office Location
Dreyfuss Building - Bottom Floor