FDUFilm Studios, Facilities, and Equipment


  • 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 Cinema Sound Stage, with LED lighting and small grip package for student assignment use (with portable green screen)
  • Twombly BlackMagic TV Studio, with 3 Blackmagic studio cameras and pre-lit talk show set
  • Sound Recording Room for Foley and ADR.
  • Digital Cinema Screening Room
  • Two Pre and Post Production class rooms with Avid, Final Cut, Premier, AfterEffects,  DeVinci lite, Movie Magic scheduling software, Pro Tools Sound Mixing and X2Pro, music/sound efx library
  • Digital Animation/After Effects lab

The FDU Backlot

The FDU Florham 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” were filmed on campus. (See IMDB location list.) This opportunity afforded our students a chance 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.



  • Arri Alexa super 35mm HD 2k Camera w Zeiss Lenses, on-board monitor, mattebox and follow focus, Tiffan filters (Advanced Cinematography track students)
  • Canon C300 super 35mm HD Camera with Canon zoom
  • Canon C100 super 35mm HD Camera with Canon zoom and Rokinon prime set, on-board monitor, mattebox and follow focus, filters (Cinematography track students)
  • Sony F5 4k super 35mm HD camera with Cooke prime lenses, on-board monitors, mattebox and follow focus,Tiffan filters (Advanced Cinematography track students)
  • Sony FS 700 HD/2k/4k super 35mm camera with high speed options, with Zeiss lenses, on-board monitor, mattebox and follow focus, filters (Cinematography track students)
  • JVC GYLS300 Super 35mm HD/2K/ 4K camera w Rokinon lenses, on-board monitor, mattebox and follow focus,  filters
  • Sony F3 super 35mm sensor HD camera packages with Zeiss Compact prime lenses, on-board monitors, matteboxes and follow focus, filters
  • Sony EA 50 35 mm sensor HD camera w zoom and prime lenses (Reality TV/Documentary class)
  • Sony FS100 35mm sensor HD camera packages with nikon prime lenses, Ikan on-board monitors, mattbox and follow focus, Cokin filters (Junior/Senior classes)
  • Sony 5U HD cameras (Sophomore production classes)
  • Sony VG 20 HD cameras (Freshmen production classes)
  • Osmo 4k Gyro Camera
  • GoPro Black
  • Sony Action Cam
  • Arriflex SR 16mm camera w Zeiss zoom
  • Manfroto 502, 504 and 509 tripods
  • EZ Hi-hat
  • Varizoom Shoulder rig
  • Slider


  • Mole Bi-color LED 1×1 panel lights w batteries
  • Mole 2k Junior Daylight LED fresnels
  • Ikan Bi-color LED panel lights, with batteries
  • ProPanel 2×2 LED bi-color softlight
  • Lowel ProPower Daylight LED kit
  • Cineo LS Remote Phospher LED kit (advanced students)
  • Cineo Matchbox LED kit
  • Stella 2000 Daylight LED spot lights
  • Aladdin LED Eyelghts
  • Rosco LED Litepad kits
  • LitePanel LED brick light
  • Kinoflo Diva light
  • Kinoflo 4×4 kits
  • Kinoflo 2×4 interview kit
  • Mini-Kinoflo kit
  • Arri mixed light kits with chimeras
  • Lowel Rifa light kits
  • Mole Baby Juniors
  • Mole Studio Juniors
  • Mole 2k Zip lights
  • Mole Baby 4k soft lights
  • Source-four ERS lights
  • 1,200w HMI PARs
  • 1,200w HMI Fresnels
  • Hive Killer plasma light (advanced students)
  • 2,000 watt suitcase generators

Film camera & jib


  • Matthews Dutti Dolly with track and stands
  • Matthews Doorway dolly
  • Mirco-dollies
  • Indie-Dolly with straight and curved track
  • EZ Jibs
  • Grip stands and high boy stands
  • Assorted flags and nets including wagflags
  • Flexi-fill reflectors
  • 4×4 Hollywood reflectors
  • 8×8 butterflies
  • 6×6 butterflies
  • Apple boxes
  • Sandbags
  • Assorted Matthews grip hardware including Maffer clamps, Matthellini clamps, 750 sidearms, Pigeons, studded C-clamps, etc.


  • Assorted boompoles
  • Sennheiser shotgun mics
  • Sennheiser lavaliere mics
  • Wireless mics
  • portable audio mixers
  • Tascam digital sound recorders
  • Wireless mic/mixer/recorder location kits (for Reality TV/ Senior thesis classes)