FDH 143C




samuel.decker@unlv.edu (Studio Manager)
jason.edmiston@unlv.edu (Film and Media Specialist)

Equipment Pick Up

Monday-Tuesday: 12 Noon to 5 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Requests must be received by 9 a.m. the day before pick up.

Equipment Return

Monday through Friday by appointment.

Equipment Available

For a list of the equipment available to you, refer to the equipment policy information provided to your class. If your class did not receive a list, you are not eligible to check out equipment.

Recording Media

All students must supply their own recording media for cameras and recorders. This includes SDHC cards for DSLR cameras, and SD cards for audio recorders. You may also need 9 volt and AA batteries for some equipment.

Important Dates

  • Friday, September 8th - First Day to check out equipment.
  • Friday, October 27th - CLOSED for Nevada Day.
  • Friday, November 10th - CLOSED for Veterans Day.
  • Thursday and Friday, November 23-24th - CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Break.
  • Friday, December 8th - Last day to check out equipment.

Insurance Deductible Agreement

In order to check out equipment, each student must agree in writing to be responsible for the insurance deductible of $2000.00 per incident for damage to borrowed University equipment. Students assume full responsibility for lost, stolen, damaged, or otherwise degraded equipment while it is on loan from the University.

In the case of loss or damage, the student will be charged for the parts and labor necessary to repair or replace the item, up to the amount of $2000 per incident. You will not be permitted to check out equipment again until you have paid your fee.

If you have not paid your fee within two weeks of returning your equipment, we will put a hold on your account with the registrar, preventing you from enrolling in new classes or requesting transcripts until your fee is paid.

Production Insurance

The Film Department recommends that students purchase production insurance to protect themselves from liability in the event of injury, loss and damage. Short term production insurance is available through Film Emporium and Entertainment Pro Insurance.

Equipment Room Policy and Procedures

  • To submit an equipment request, go to the Equipment Policy and Procedures page of the UNLV Department of Film website and use the big red button at the bottom.
  • Requests must be submitted at least ONE FULL BUSINESS DAY before you plan to pick up. This means that you must submit your request by 9 a.m. the DAY BEFORE you pick up. There will be no same-day pick-up.
  • Students must inspect all equipment before leaving the Equipment Room. Report damaged or missing parts to the attendant, who will replace your equipment or make a record of the problem. Any problems not noted at the time of checkout become the responsibility of the student.
  • Students with large equipment orders will be asked to make an appointment to prep their order before check out. Please be aware you will need to spend some extra time before you can pick up.
  • Equipment is assigned based on the date of request; first come, first served. The earlier you submit your request, the better we will be able to accommodate you. 
  • Equipment returned after the due date will be assessed a $20 fee per day, beginning with the due date. You may not check out again until your fee is paid.
  • Equipment returned in a messy or disorganized condition will be assessed a $20 handling fee. Keep your equipment clean and organized. You may be asked to re-pack your own equipment.
  • When you return equipment, be sure to notify the staff of any problems, damage or loss that occurred while you had the equipment.
  • The equipment assigned to you or your group is for your use only. Do not loan borrowed equipment to other students or unaffiliated productions.

Safety First

Each student is responsible for knowing how to safely and properly use the equipment they check out. The Equipment Room staff will help any student who needs additional instruction on the use of equipment. Do not be afraid to ask for help. There is no such thing as a silly question.

Remember, it is your responsibility to exercise the utmost care with the equipment, your crew, and yourself. Do not put any equipment or people in an “at-risk” situation. Use common sense and be prepared at all times. Be sure to have a First Aid kit on hand while shooting. Have a plan to respond to emergencies, and know the location of the nearest emergency room or other urgent care provider. Keep emergency contact information for your crew, and be sure that their attire and close-toed shoes are adequate for safety. Always use gloves when working with lights.

Take care of your Equipment, Take care of your Crew, and Make Great Films!