thanksgiving break schedule

November 18th, 2013 | Jo

The NCAT will close at the end of the class day on Friday, Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving break. Unless other arrangements are made with us, please return all borrowed equipment before midnight on that Thursday.

We will reopen on Sunday , Dec. 1 at 4pm for regular walk-in use in NC003.

ncat supports 24 hour film festival

October 25th, 2013 | Jo

We will be open these additional hours to support the 24 hour film festival participants:

Friday, Oct. 25 4pm - midnight

Saturday, Oct. 26 8am-4pm

intro to the lighting studio 9/20

September 17th, 2013 | Jo

Join us on Friday, September 20 at 2pm as we get a sneak peak at the new equipment and lighting options available in the lighting studio in NC116A (under the stairs). Instructor Wes Kline will show how to properly use the equipment and NCAT Assistant Director, Jo Skiff will talk about how you can gain access. Come see what’s new!

Did you miss this? Check out the video here.

fall 2013 semester opening

August 30th, 2013 | Jo

Welcome All!

The NCAT will begin open hours on Sunday, September 1st in the Lab (NC 003) at NOON. Those hours this semester will be SUNDAY NOON – MIDNIGHT; MONDAY – THURSDAY 4:00pm – MIDNIGHT; SATURDAY NOON – 4:00pm;

Anyone with a valid SLU ID card can use the lab during open hours; you don’t have to be enrolled in a class. However, these are the ONLY times that the NCAT is open for general use, so please plan accordingly. Current open hours are always posted here.

If you have a class in the NCAT this semester, the doors will automatically unlock at your class time. Please note that the NCAT does not provide headphones for class sessions; students are responsible for bringing their own headphones to class when needed.

Here’s a list of some of the courses currently happening for the Fall 2013 semester:

  • AAH269/FILM269A: Digital Media and Culture, Prof. Hauber
  • AAH248A/FILM248A: SPTP: Video, Prof. Kline
  • FILM281A/MUS281A: Music Video, Prof. Henderson
  • ASIA271A/FILM271A: World Cinema, Prof. Henderson
  • FRPG187: First Year Program: Finding a Voice, Prof. Boyette and Prof. Farley
  • FILM251A: History of Cinema, Prof. Jenseth
  • FILM347C: SPTP: Cinema & Avant garde, Prof. Jenseth
  • MUS260A: Rehearsing Music For Performance, Prof. Farley

Other classes will make use of NCAT facilities and resources, too. Contact the professor or department for more information about any of these courses.

ncat adds 3D printing

June 20th, 2013 | Chris

here goes assembly assembly

the frame print head extruder motor and print bed

the electronics ready to go a family of ultimakers

Virtual objects become physical objects…

Dr. Watts spent a week in early June 2013 building a 3D printer from a kit by Ultimaker. It’s based on the ingenious open-source RepRap design.

During the Fall 2013 semester, we will pilot use of the 3D printer with students in Professor Hauber’s studio classes.

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