Production Facilities

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Motion Capture Project, Media Production, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Located in the Jeanne and Peter Loughheed Building (JPL), Media + Production extends the creative potential of media production to artists, researchers, and other Banff Centre participants involved in audio, film, and new media activities.

Artist Studios

Photo of Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building studios

A Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building studio

The second floor of the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building includes 9 office-style studio spaces with large windows and inspiring views. Each studio is equipped with a desk, seating space, telephone and wife.  Studio setups can be changed upon demand.

Rice TV Studio

Rice TV Studio, Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building, Banff Centre

A fully-equipped 230 square-metre (2,500 square-foot) sound-isolated television studio space with painted chromakey green cyclorama and Hog4 PC lighting control board.
Lighting instruments include a range of Desisti fresnels, and soft boxes, Arri lighting kits, both tungsten and LED, Lite Panels 1x1, Sola 12, Sola 4, Robe Robin 300 moving LED, Martin Mac 350 LED. We also have a number of Arri HMI fresnels.
Cameras include Canon EOS C300, Panasonic AG-AC160AP, Panasonic AG-HPX300P, Panasonic AJ-HPX3100, Nikon D800, Panasonic AW-HE120 HD Robocams and a Panasonic AG-3DP1 3D camera.

Telus Studio

Telus Studio

Telus Studio


Adjacent to the Luscar Control room, this 147 sq m (1600 sq ft) multi‐use space can function not only as the primary recording space but also as a TV production studio, dance rehearsal space, and a presentation room. For music recording, its acoustic lends itself well to jazz, contemporary, and rock music.
Download the Telus Studio Equipment list

Audio Control Rooms

Luscar Control Room being used during the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music

Luscar Control Room being used for recording during the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music

Luscar Control Room

This versatile control room is the primary music recording control room with its Avid System 5 console and Avid Pro Tools digital audio workstation. Recordings here are done using multitrack recording, editing, and mixing techniques. It is also home to sound mixing for film projects and can accommodate a full 5.1 surround mix.

It is linked to all audio and video production areas via a Storage Area Network (SAN), audio and video ties, and computer network. It also includes a wide selection of outboard gear and professional microphones. Networked systems permit easy movement of projects between all studios.

Luscar Control Room Gear List
Luscar Microphone Inventory

Rice Audio Control Room

Rice Audio is a Avid Protools based editing and mixing room in a Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 speaker configuration using exclusively Neumann KH120’s. Control surfaces include the Avid S3 and the PT iPad Dock. Software includes protools, soundminer, izotope, waves diamond, Dolby atmos suite, fb360, and more.

Rice audio also features both a VO booth with four channel recording capability  through Lavry preamps and the ability to record 64 channels from next door Rice TV studio.

Rice Audio Gear List

 

 

JPL 124 Audio Control Room - Pyramix

A complete digital post-production suite designed around Merging Technologies Pyramix workstation. This system supports multi-channel and multi-sample rate formats. It is linked to all audio and video production areas via a Storage Area Network (SAN) and a computer network. Networked systems permit easy movement of projects between all studios.

Control Room Equipment List

 

JPL 026 Audio Control Room

A self-contained recording facility featuring a multi-channel input digital console, broadcast-quality microphones, Pro Tools equipped Macs for live recording and post-production editing, digital program scheduling equipment and various media playback devices. 

 

JPL002 Audio Control Room

A self-contained recording facility featuring a multi-channel input digital console, broadcast-quality microphones, Pro Tools equipped Macs for live recording and post-production editing, digital program scheduling equipment and various media playback devices. 

 

 

 

Video Edit Suites

Rice Audio for Video Post Production

Rice Audio for Video Post Production

Edit Suite JPL 114

Avid Symphony editing system with hardware acceleration, running on a PC based platform. This fully sound-isolated suite includes the latest Avid 3D picture and 5.1 audio editing tools, DaVinci Resolve, Adobe CC, 50 inch plasma reference monitor, Avid / Euphonix Artist Color Control Surface and Tektronix picture signal scoping. All Avid editing stations within Media + Production are connected through a Facilis central server for shared storage so multiple suites can collaborate on the same project concurrently.

Edit Suite JPL 115

Avid Symphony editing system with hardware acceleration, running on a PC based platform. This fully sound-isolated suite includes the latest Avid 3D picture and 5.1 audio editing tools, DaVinci Resolve, Adobe CC, 4K 55 inch LCD reference monitor, Dolby Color Grading Monitor, Avid / Euphonix Artist Color Control Surface and Tektronix picture signal scoping. All Avid editing stations within Media + Production are connected through a Facilis central server for shared storage so multiple suites can collaborate on the same project concurrently.

Edit Suite JPL 116

JPL 116 is the central ingest, export, encoding, duplication and quality control room for Media + Production's post production pipeline. The space is equipped for format conversion, DVD and BluRay authoring / duplication and features Doremi's Cineasset mastering suite for DCP encoding. A variety of legacy video tape decks round out the flexibility of this room including: Panasonic D5, DVCPRO HD, HDV and Betacam and DigiBeta.

Edit Suite JPL 119

Avid Symphony editing system with hardware acceleration, running on a PC based platform. This fully sound-isolated suite includes the latest Avid 3D picture and 5.1 audio editing tools, Adobe CC, 42 inch LCD reference monitor, and Tektronix picture signal scoping. All Avid editing stations within Media + Production are connected through a Facilis central server for shared storage so multiple suites can collaborate on the same project concurrently.

Edit Suite JPL 121

Avid Symphony editing system with hardware acceleration, running on a PC based platform. This fully sound-isolated suite includes the latest Avid 3D picture and 5.1 audio editing tools, Adobe CC, 42 inch LCD reference monitor, and Tektronix picture signal scoping. All Avid editing stations within Media + Production are connected through a Facilis central server for shared storage so multiple suites can collaborate on the same project concurrently.

Edit Suite JPL 220

An artist based edit system capable of running either Avid, Final Cut Pro, or Adobe CC. This suite includes a 42 inch LCD reference monitor. All Avid editing stations within Media + Production are connected through a Facilis central server for shared storage so multiple suites can collaborate on the same project concurrently.

Iso Booth

Iso Booth, Media Production, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

The iso booth allows for self-contained audio recordings of any kind needing a noise-proof environment. It is mainly an empty room, allowing for any kind of necessary setup.