Film Equipment Checkout

Bianca Salimbangon shoots PINEAPPLE on a Canon C100. Photo: Logan McKennah Brown
Bianca Salimbangon shoots PINEAPPLE on a Canon C100. Photo: Logan McKennah Brown



The FAVS Equipment Checkout Cage is now located in the Art & Design Building, Room AB 1008.

Video equipment is available to check out for FAVS majors ONLY that are enrolled in the following FAVS production courses:

  • FAVS 255 - Video Production For Film
  • FAVS 333 - Sound Editing and Recording
  • FAVS 365 - Documentary Filmmaking
  • FAVS 375 - Fiction Film Directing
  • FAVS 378 - Web Series
  • FAVS 399 - Special Topics (When the topic is Video Production)
  • FAVS 497 - Senior Film Practicum
  • FAVS 499 - Senior Project

Equipment Checkout Hours (Fall 2018)

Monday - Friday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

*Open hours will accommodate weekend check-ins and checkouts.  Students are invited to use these hours to practice and work with the gear.

Please allow 30 minutes for checkout to test the equipment.

Email to request equipment. You will have to present your Mason ID in order to check out equipment.


Phone: 703-993-3907

 Equipment Checkout Policy

  • Borrower MUST be a declared FAVS major AND enrolled in one of the above listed production classes
  • Priority is given to those enrolled in FAVS 499 - Senior Project
  • All requests are on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Equipment must be properly checked/tested before being checked out and upon return
  • Borrower accepts responsibility for safe, timely, and undamaged return of equipment. They are also responsible for the replacement and/or repair of damaged equipment.
  • Borrower is responsible for scheduling pick up/drop off times with the FAVS Student Assistants.
  • Failure to return equipment may result in action by the Dean of Students or the University Police. Borrowers will be responsible for any legal fees and costs associated with such action.
  • Requests for equipment checkout must be emailed to or arranged in-person

Equipment Available

(Updated 09/18/2018)


Canon XA10 – (Recommended for students in FAVS 255) 

Canon XC15 – (Recommended for students in FAVS 255) 

Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR 

GoPro HD Hero2   

Canon EOS C100 – (Restrictions Apply, See FAVS Cage Staff for Details) 


Additional Lenses 

Rokinon Cine DS Primes (Restrictions Apply, See FAVS Cage Staff for Details) 

  • 16mm T2.2/ 35mm T1.5/ 50mm T1.5/ 85mm T1.5 



Benro S7 Dual Stage Tripod (Hi Hat Also Available) 

Manfroto 190XPROB 

Velbon DF-10ML Mini Tripod 


Camera Accessories 

Video Devices PIX-E5h Recorder 

Atomos Ninja 2 Recorder 

Red Rock Micro Wireless Follow Focus 

Panasonic BT-LH1710 Monitor 

Pro-X shoulder rig camera stabilizer  

Davis & Sanford Steady Stick 




Shotgun Microphones (Comes with Boom Pole, shock-mount, and windscreen cover) 

  • Sony ECM 674 
  • Audio Technica AT 897 
  • Sennheiser ME66/K6 
  • Vid Pro XM55 
  • Neumann KMR 81i MT (Comes with Wind Blimp)- (Restrictions Apply, See FAVS Cage Staff for Details) 

Sony UWP-V1 Wireless Lavalier Microphone  

Sennheiser EW 100 G3 Wireless Lavalier Microphone  

Lectrosonics Wireless Lavaliers - (Restrictions Apply, See FAVS Cage Staff for Details) 

Electro Voice RE-20 Cardioid Microphone 

Blue BlueBird Cardioid Microphone - (Restrictions Apply, See FAVS Cage Staff for Details) 

Sennheiser MKE 400 Compact Camera Shotgun Microphone 

Sony ECM-55B Wired Lavalier Microphone 

Electro Voice 635A Dynamic Omnidirectional Microphone 

Audio-Technica ATR35s Wired Lavalier Microphone 


Mixers & Recorders 

Zoom H4n Handy Recorder  

SignVideo ENG-44 (4 Channel to 2 Channel Mixer) 

DV Promix 3 (3 Channel to 2 Channel Mixer) 

Roland Edirol R-09HR Wave/MP3 Recorder 

Sound Devices 664 Mixer/Recorder - (Restrictions Apply, See FAVS Cage Staff for Details) 




Arri Fresnel Light Kit 

  • 150,300,650,750 
  • 300,650,650,750 
  • 650,650,650 

Lowel Light Kit  

  • Tota 750, Omni 500, Lowel Pro 250 



Arri M18 HMI (Restrictions Apply, See FAVS Cage Staff for Details) 



Kino Flo Kits (Restrictions Apply, See FAVS Cage Staff for Details) 

  • 4 Foot by 4 Bank (aka 4x4) 
  • Interview Kit (1qty - 2 foot by 4 bank, 2 qty - 2foot by 2bank) 

Westcott Illusions u Lite 2-Light Green Screen kit  

Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light  




  • Standard, and Rocky Mountain  

Avenger D600 Boom Arm 

Matthews Studio Equipment Lighting Control Kit  

Digital Juice Flag Kit Pro  

Westcott 8x8 Scrim Jim Kit 

  • 1 8x8 Silk, 1 8x8 Silver Bounce 

4x4 Floppy Flags 

Bead Board 

Collapsible Reflector 

  • 48” Silver/White, 38” Silver/White, 43” 5 in 1, 42” 5 in 1, 22” 5 in 1 

Sandbags (See FAVS Cage staff for varying weights) 

Clamps (See FAVS Cage Staff for details) 



Gaff Tape (available for purchase via Mason Money $5.00) 

Motorola Walkie Talkies 

Sekonic Studio Deluxe III light meter  

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Headphones  

Slates (Clapper Boards) 

  • Standard Slates (aka Dumb Slates) 
  • Denecke TS-C Time Code Slate (aka Smart Slate) (Restrictions Apply, See FAVS Cage Staff for Details) 

Stingers (Extension Cords) 

XLR Cables  

Various Mic Stands (See FAVS Staff for Details) 

Various Adapters (See FAVS Cage Staff for Details) 

For those enrolled in a COMM production class, equipment may be checked out from the Student Video Center. Video equipment is also available through the STAR Lab, for those who are not eligible for or when equipment checkout is not available through FAVS or COMM. Please contact them directly for available equipment and reservations.

Star Lab

Student Video Center