The Equipment Department is a resource for all Student Media organizations. Within our page, you will find links to online checkout forms, certification quizzes, boot camp reservations, equipment visual inventory, transfer of custody forms, production guides, equipment use guidelines, current office hours and a biography of each Equipment Manager. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Student Media Center during our office hours.
Equipment Department Staff
Assistant Equipment Manager
STUDENT MEDIA EQUIPMENT USE GUIDELINES
- SCTV provides the use of its equipment to those students involved directly in SCTV or to students involved in a registered Student Media Print organization; and only for projects pertaining to SCTV and registered Student Media Print organizations.
- Everyone requesting equipment must:
- Be currently enrolled as a UCSC student, and a member of SCTV or a Student Media Print organization.
- Successfully complete the Student Media equipment certification process prior to submitting any equipment checkout requests.
- Be requesting equipment specifically for a Student Media organization project.
- SCTV regular programming has priority over other equipment checkout requests. Requests are processed in the order that they are received.
- General equipment checkout request forms must be filed at least 2 business days prior to date of requested checkout.
- Multi-Camera checkout request forms must be filed two or more weeks prior to date of requested checkout.
- Members requesting equipment for more than 3 days must attach a shooting schedule. Equipment checkout requests will only be processed between normal business operation hours.
- Regarding Multi-Camera checkouts: All members operating equipment must be currently enrolled at UCSC and must have successfully completed the Student Media equipment certification process.
- SCTV will hold the borrower financially responsible for all damage or loss of equipment while checked out under user’s name (this responsibility extends to any damage caused to the equipment or loss of equipment by any other individual(s) while equipment is checked out under user’s name). This includes but is not limited to the following: intentional and unintentional damage, misuse, neglect, marring or scratching, theft of any nature, etc.
- The borrower must return all equipment as scheduled in proper working order. The borrower agrees to provide for the repair or replacement of any and all items in the event of damage or loss.
- If equipment is lost, stolen or returned damaged, appropriate fines will be charged to student’s account. Payments must be made in full or UCSC enrollment and/or transcript requests will be denied.
- Late Return Notification: Equipment must be returned by the scheduled time, as other users may be scheduled to checkout the same equipment, and the check in and checkout process takes time. If a member knows that they will be late for a checkout or check in, they are obligated to email us immediately. Penalties may include suspension of access to equipment.
- Late Equipment Checkout Notification: Borrowers must inform via email to the Student Media Equipment Manager no later than 2 hours prior to scheduled checkout time to avoid any penalties. Penalties could include immediate inability to checkout equipment, and/or temporary suspension of access to equipment checkout. If user is late to checkout equipment, other users’ equipment checkout requests will immediately be considered. It is Student Media and SCTV’s desire to extend maximum access to equipment to qualified UCSC students.
- All equipment must be picked up and returned by the individual who is listed on the checkout form. If at any time the equipment is transferred to another member, both individuals must complete a Transfer of Custody form and present it upon check in.
- Borrowers who neglect proper checkout and return policy guidelines will be barred from further equipment use. Neglect of Student Media SCTV Equipment Use Guidelines will result in penalization including removal of access to equipment checkout and appropriate fines for lost or damaged equipment. Neglect of equipment use guidelines by multiple members of a specific organization could lead to sanctions against the specific organization up to and including suspension of equipment checkout access.