Lighting & Grip Sound Stages

SOUND STAGE FACILITIES 

Students can only use the sound stages by completing a Stage Booking Form after their project has been approved by the Head of Physical Production. 

Once a reservation has been made, you will be held by contract for the date(s) to use the stage. 

At the end of the scheduled use of the stage, the Studio Operations Administrator must sign off that the studio has been restored to original condition. 

STAGE OPERATIONS GUIDELINES

  • All construction, painting, storage of set dressing or sets must be done inside the stage. 
  • All stages are rented clean and swept and must be returned clean and swept. Upon strike, there will be an inspection of catwalks, grids, walls, stage floor and Fire equipment. Any damaged or missing equipment will be replaced and charged to the student who reserved the stage.  
  • Students may not paint the stage floor. They must use drop cloths and/or flooring they provide.  
  • You may not use any adhesive on the stage floor. This includes anything used for flooring, tile, carpet, vinyl, etc.
  • Yellow fire lanes must be kept clear at all times. All fire equipment, fire hydrants, fire extinguishers, fire hoses and post indicator valves, which are painted red or yellow must be kept fully operable, clear, and accessible at all times 
  • All pedestrian doors must be unlocked and accessible. Do not block aisles, fire lanes, or exits. 
  • All ladders, set walls or lumber leaning against walls must be secured to walls (tied off) when stored. 
  • No vehicles may be brought onto the stage unless arranged in advance with the Studio Operations Administrator and the Head of Physical Production. Only Stage 2 (TV Stage) can accommodate a vehicle.  Please contact Aaron Dowell about the requirements of using an approved vehicle on the stage.  VEHICLE ENGINES CANNOT BE STARTED AT ANY TIME WHILE IN THE STAGE OR LOADING DOCK. (See the Vehicles On Stage section below for more details.)
  • You cannot light fires or use smoke or fog effects without the approval of Production Administration.

VEHICLES ON STAGE – APPROVAL REQUIRED

  • Cars can only be on Stage 2 (TV stage) as cars typically cannot make the turn   into the stage. Cars must have less than ¼ tank of fuel.
  • The battery must be disconnected.  This means lowering all electric windows first before disconnecting the battery if a clear interior shot is needed.
  • Cars must be pushed into the loading dock, not driven, then placed on Go-Jacks (which we have) to position the cars for their shot.  It’s recommended that cars stay on the Go- Jacks unless your shot requires seeing an entire stationary car.  Go-Jacks cannot be placed until the car has been pushed on the stage.  Otherwise, they will get stuck in the elephant door tracks
  • Cars cannot be started or driven into the building.  It is recommended that cars are smaller in size, no vans or large SUV’s, buses. Limos etc.

TRASH / RECYCLE / HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE & DISPOSAL 

  • Recyclable wastes (i.e. paper, aluminum cans, PET & HDPE plastics, glass, etc.), with the exception of construction debris, must be deposited in appropriate recycle bins located on the side of the building. 
  • Hazardous Materials (i.e. liquid waste, hard paint waste, flammable liquids, chemicals or corrosive materials) must be stored in safety cans or approved containers in a manner which complies with the University’s Environmental Management Procedures and all relevant governmental regulations.  Approved hazardous materials storage containers are available through the Studio Operations Administrator’s office at extension 85178. 
  • Hazardous material disposal must be coordinated through LMU’s Safety and Environmental Department. Storage and disposal of these materials must comply with the University’s Environmental Management Procedures and all relevant governmental regulations. Call extension 87861 for information. 
  • Any allowable hazardous materials brought and/or used on site (i.e. flammables, corrosives, etc.) must have material safety data sheets (MSDS) on site and available for review. 
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