San City College is just putting the final finishing touches on the photographic instruction facility and as I went through the tour with instructor David King all I could do was drool over the amazing accomplishment. I sure hope the students understand what they have to work with.It should be open in a few weeks.
The filming studios all have cyc-walls and lighting equipment mounted on ceiling rails. The equipment locker in the image above is not installed yet.
There are very roomy film loading rooms and this wet film lab with every thing temperature controlled and filtered to maintain optimum quality. All levels of analog photography is possible.
Shooting rooms can be divided with black curtains and for the video and special effects there are green screen sets. The computer and digital rooms are very spacious and loaded with all the latest software on maxed out computer stations. 96 inch Epson printer and small printers are also available in the digital printing room.
There is a gallery to show case students work and volumes of wall space else where other work can be displayed. The theater can seat over 150 people and the classrooms are large and quiet with ceiling mounted digital projectors. There is a photo finishing room fo mounting and matting prints. Lots of storage for student with their own large lockers and an over stocked equipment checkout room with the latest cameras, lenses ,tripods and other necessary gear to get one of the finest photography educations in the USA.
Inside and outside this facility has everything as a foundation for any student. They will have to supply their own inspiration and energy beyond 100% to get everything out of this facility and the education that is being offered to them at the new San Diego City College Art Facility.