Facilities & Gear

Looking through the doors of a large film studio with the lights on
AFTRS Studio 2 pre-lighting excercise. Photo by Dom Lonnegran.


AFTRS provides students with a deep understanding of the craft of film, television, radio and digital media

through hands on, production based practice in state of the art facilities

AFTRS features a wide range of facilities of value to students, including:

  • A comprehensive research library located on site.
  • Four teaching computer labs - Mac and PC systems.
  • A full size theatre - with seating for 120 - equipped with 35mm, 16mm and high definition digital projection and
    Dolby sound.
  • State-of-the-art, 5.1 mixing /screening theatre with seating for 40.
  • Two large professional film and television studios.
  • Three smaller workshop studios.
  • Professional 35mm, 16mm and digital video cameras.
  • Production support including:
  • Grip truck with Movietech Arco dolly and accessories
  • Gaffer truck with a wide range of lighting, stands and accessories
  • Stand-by Props truck
  • Extensive props store
  • Costume support
  • Set construction workshop
  • Ten off-line picture editing suites housing both AVID and Final-Cut Pro editing, one 35mm flat bed film edit suite.
  • Three state of the art Sound recording studios.
  • Ten Sound Editing suites.
  • Four Music Composition suites.
  • Two online video editing suites.
  • A video-post department that provides broadcast quality dubbing, HD Avid Adrenaline online editing, Scenarist DVD
    authoring, web streaming and multicam production services.
  • Contemporary digital radio studio facilities including three on-air studios.