The Red Studio is the newest one of the Faculty of Communication’s video production center, RGB, which is IP based and designed for news and TV production, including four cameras and stage direction.
Red Studio comprise of a main and a mezzanine floor. In main floor, watching and meeting rooms, editing units and filming platform are located. A broadcast ready jib camera crane, one camera dolly, five prompter featured Panasonic cameras including a robotic one and four led panels as decoration/video wall are available for shootings in the platform.
Red Direction Room located in mezzanine floor and functions integratedly with the whole system can be specified as the hearth of the studio. All processes among light, sound, picture selecting, prompter, character generator and production-management are controlled by this room. Through next generation infrastructure, external connections can be increased on demand. The broadcast can be transferred to/from external sources like Skype, Youtube etc. via 3G based live broadcasting vehicle of the Faculty.
System connected main control room can transfer the incoming broadcast to any internet platform. Main Control provides broadcast transition between Green and Red Studios and enables the productions requiring double studios and simultaneous live broadcasting.
The head of the production studios of Faculty of Communication, the Green Studio has acoustic isolation and professional broadcasting standards within 200 square meters. Supported by HD direction, light and control room, the Green Studio additionally has a backstage and a makeup room. The studio has a door large enough for vehicles to enter. It is accessible to students’ diverse needs, from television program formats to short films, performing arts to recording of live concerts…
The last division of RGB Studios, the BLUE Studio is the game development laboratory of the Faculty of Communication. BLUE studio houses 20 high-end computers equipped with industry standard game development software such as Unity, Unreal Engine, Cryengine, Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoDesk Design Suite and Blender; ready to be used in developing games for PC; Mobile, and VR platforms. Located in santralistanbul Campus, BLUE Studio is open 24/7.
The game prototyping laboratory of the Faculty of Communication, Play Space, provides students a free working space for designing, developing, and testing games in a wider spectrum. The laboratory houses gaming consoles such as Play Station 4 Pro, Play Station 3, Play Station Portable and Xbox One; as well as a digital and analog game archive. Play Space is also equipped with VR development and testing equipment and basic motion capture equipment. As part of the game prototyping process students have also access to the 3D printer and game prototyping kits and in the Play Space. Located in santralistanbul Campus, Play Space is open 24/7.
Live Broadcast Vehicle
Students are able to broadcast live via Internet from any location they desire by using the live broadcast vehicle of the Faculty of Communication. The vehicle supports up to 4 Betacam SP cameras and 2 VTRs, and if required, shooting quality can be enhanced with the use of jib. Students can broadcast live or recorded news from any location inside or outside of santralistanbul Campus via the live broadcast vehicle.
RadyoVesaire broadcasts over the Internet via RCS. In the radio studio, which consists of an office and an archive room, students produce strategies of broadcast and create different types of live programs. Music to sports, game culture to literature, many programs are broadcasted in different languages. www.radyovesaire.com
Insight Lab for Qualitative Research
Interdisciplinary research laboratory was established to promote qualitative research in both the academic and private sector. Insight Lab has the appropriate technological equipment (one-way mirrored studio, professional / wireless listening system, audio and video recording) to make the in-depth interviews with 4-8 number of participants and focus group discussions. In addition, the lab offers undergraduate and graduate – doctoral students the opportunity to practice qualitative methods in research methodology courses. Insight Lab's interdisciplinary nature, under the coordination of the Faculty of Communication, provides cooperation with all faculties and departments.
20 HDV and 26 Full HD cameras, two 16mm film cameras and 30 photo cameras along with indoor and outdoor lightings, a large array of accessories, audio recording equipment and several wheeled and riding dollies are at service of all students of Faculty of Communication. Equipment room is also taking care of all these gears with periodic maintenance.
Cinegy’s archive storage & retrieval tool and computer based broadcast system is hosting BBC Turkish Service’s and Istanbul Bilgi University’s audiovisual archive. Faculty of Communication students are invited to make use of this huge archive.
TV Production Unit
TV Production Unit is responsible of keeping all the studios of the faculty up to date, management of equipment room, providing support to students on their production and post-production needs. The unit is also managing online reservation system for the technical equipment lending. TVSantral Youtube channel is also fed by TV Production Unit.