Film Edit Suites

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The Film Edit Suites are located in Com 325 A,B,C and D.


  • The film edit suites require a proficiency. This is often covered in a workshop in class.
  • Students working independently can request a proficiency by filling out the Media Proficiency Request form.
  • The students can schedule time and checkout keys from at Media Loan.
  • Here are the access policies.
  • If a student want to schedule past the building hours until they need to fill uut the late night access form available at the Com Info Office. This allows a them to schedule until 2am.


Each suite has a variety of equipment.

Editing equipment
  • Rewinds mounted to the table.
  • 2 spring clamps for the rewinds
  • 16mm splicer
  • 16mm viewer
  • 1 split reel
  • 1 metal take up reel
Misc supplies
  • grease pencil
  • paper tape
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • exacto knife
  • cutting mat
  • extra cores
  • 16mm leader

325A has an Moviola flat bed editor. Do not use without training.


  • Follow Com Building access and late night access procedures
  • Sign the log book and enter any problems.
  • Clean up after your self.
    • Clean tape off of the splicer
    • Clean tape off of the table and walls
    • Pick up bits of film
  • Edit your film onto the take up reel.
  • Rewind your edited film back onto the split reel or your own daylight spool or take up reel.
  • Do not take our split reel or take up reel.
  • It's okay to take a core.
  • At the end of each quarter all film left in the room will be thrown out.

Useful Tips

  • Only splice one side while editing.
    • It's easier to take the splice apart while re-editing.
  • Before running through a projector:
    • make sure to double splice each edit.
    • make sure each sprocket hole is clean.