Answered By: Paul Worster Last Updated: Jun 24, 2016 Views: 1475
Lamont Library is now offering a pilot Movie Gear program that includes cameras, microphones, lighting equipment, and a backdrop. Students and staff may borrow all the equipment the same way as books. Students are advised to call the Lamont Circulation Desk at 617-495-2452 to check availability first. A listing of the equipment can be found here: http://hcl.harvard.edu/info/equipment/movie_gear.cfm
Camera and audio equipment can also be checked out of the Language Resource Center in Lamont. This is open to anyone in the College or GSAS, but language classes may be given priority. Please note that while the LRC is in Lamont Library, its hours and lending policies may differ. LRC: http://lrc.fas.harvard.edu/
Instructional Media Services in the Science Center basement will loan a camera for about $10/hr or $50 a day, and a tripod for a bit more. It may be less for class work. IMS: http://ims.fas.harvard.edu/equipment-rental
If you were looking for a voice recorder, consider that cameras often have great sound on them, and you can just leave the lens cap on or change the video to an audio file afterward. We can show you how to do this in the Multimedia Lab in Lamont, on Level B of Lamont Library.
More information on multimedia software and available services can be found in the Library Guide for Multimedia Authoring: http://guides.library.harvard.edu/mediauthorship