Production Equipment Rental House
About the Rental House:
The Rental House serves the Champlain educational community by renting media production equipment to students, faculty and staff free of charge. We strive to provide excellent customer service to all levels and types of media creators.
We focus on empowering CCM programs with professional equipment, integrated curricular support, and technical guidance. By working hard to circulate quality equipment as freely and fairly as possible, our goal is to create an environment that empowers Champlain's creative communities to grow and thrive.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM-6:00PM
Pickups may be scheduled between: 10:00AM-5:40PM
Returns may be scheduled between: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Who May Rent Equipment?
Current Champlain College students, faculty, and staff may access the equipment at no charge. Equipment may only be used only for academic or college purposes. Most items are available only to specific programs, classes, or Patrons, and prerequisites may apply.
What Equipment is Available for Rental?
All of our equipment is visible through our online reservation tool, WebCheckout. To make reservations online, click the Make a Reservation button above, log in using your Champlain credentials, and then select the location, 'Rental House'. Use the tabs on the upper left to navigate through the reservation process. You will only be able to reserve items that you have access/permissions for. For more information on the access/permissions process, click on the Policy button above.
CCM Production Stage:
The Rental House also works in conjunction with the CCM Division to manage the Production Stage, which is available to reserve for class projects. For more information, click on the Production Stage Policy button above.
- "Golden Hour" Equipment Demos: For one hour, our staff will do an in-depth demonstration of some of our professional pieces of equipment such as: Steadicams, Dollies, SoundDevices Mixers, and Arri LED Fresnels. Please note that attendance of these demos does not change any permissions for equipment checkouts, but they are excellent opportunities to gain technical experience. Check back on this webpage to see the schedule for the latest demos!
Visits From Equipment Companies: Representatives from companies such as Sennheiser, RED, and Arri will be visiting Champlain. The Rental House will be hosting seminars and equipment demonstrations. Check back on this website and the Rental House calendar to see when these events will take place.
- Crew Call Board: In the hallway near the entrance to the Rental House, is the Crew Call Board. Students can use the supplied forms to post opportunities for other students to work as crew members. This is a great opportunity for other students to get on set as a crew member. Please let a tech or the Sr. Coordinator know if you have any questions.
Lens and Filter Safety Protocol: This document, gathered from professional procedures and practices, details the processes for handling and maintaining lenses and filters.
- Reccommended Tripods and Accesories Per Camera: This document is a resource to be used in conjunction with WebCheckout to help patrons find the matching tripod and accesories to support the chosen camera.
- Canon Learning Center: This website features video tutorials and resources to help patrons learn about and get the most out of our Canon cameras.
The best way to reach us with questions or rental requests is to call or come in.