Film equipment booking FAQ

  1. Do not send the meeting request to lrchelp@uncc.edu or some other person you know in the LRC, but rather send to the equipment email as listed here. Your meeting request will reach this equipment item’s “Resource Attendant who manages the item.
  2. Do not attempt to book equipment items that are “blocked” on the Scheduling Assistant  tab of your meeting request. The Attendant currently mails acceptance responses only to permanent staff, not to students (check for booking success instead using the calendars shared with you in your NINERMAIL), but still has her Scheduling Assistant update the equipment’s publically visible calendar with the booking (tentatively for students). You may have figured by now that TBA:the Resource Attendant and her Scheduling Assistant are actually robots, “Do more with less” and all.
  3. Do not write in the notes field “I would like a Boom Pole as well” or similar.  Nobody but robots is supposed to look at your message, and Robots cannot process this note, and they do not need to: Just add all equipment items,that you plan to check out and back in at the same time, as additional recipients in the “Resources” textboxas listed here, so that the Resource Attendant and her Scheduling Assistant can manage the sharing of the items.
  4. Do not load only a single equipment piece – you would be playing a time-consuming lottery with the availability of this item. Rather, load all equivalent equipment pieces in the “Resources” field (see explanation on list of bookable items ) that you could use. E.g. if you need a Vixia camera with a heavy tripod and a microphone, load (-> list of bookable items ) LRC Camera 11-14 and all LRC Tripods 01-04. Then compare availability lines in the scheduling assistant for these items: You will find more easily one Vixia camera and one heavy tripod that fits well into your schedule. Just remember to remove the other equivalent items that do not fit as well into your schedule, before sending the meeting request.
  5. New memory options from Summer 2013:
    1. Cameras do not include sd-cards anymore. If you need an LRC sd-card, you have to check  it out (and back in) separately, by adding  to the “resources:” LRCsd-card##
    2. Have no way of getting your footage off the camera when returning equipment. Don’t hog the equipment. You can now store your footage temporarily on an LRCthumbdrive##.
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