TECH SUPPORT AND FACILITIES

Technical staff, equipment reservations, workshops and digital printing.

DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION THERE ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENSIONS IN PLACE FOR MOST OF THE SERVICES AND ACCESS LOCATIONS LISTED BELOW. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.

Or contact fineartsmusic-digital@unimelb.edu.au with any specific questions regarding access to Technical Resources.
Visit https://www.unimelb.edu.au/coronavirus for more information on COVD-19.


Technical Resources COVD-19 update and general information 7/5/2020

As you are well aware we are all experiencing and unprecedented event with the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. In response the University is complying with Government recommendations on the virus’ containment and ensuring the general health and safety for students and staff during this time.

Unfortunately this has meant making significant changes to the way we do things. For artists working within our Faculty it basically means no longer having ease of access to our regular tools and resources etc. So what are we doing exactly? Hopefully this will clear things up somewhat for you…

EQUIPMENT LOANS - TEMPORARY COVID19 ARRANGEMENTS

A limited selection of equipment from All School Loans, Photography and Music will be made available from the FTV Equipment Storeroom from Thursday 14th May. This is currently a trial operation and if successful further equipment will be made available ASAP. Refer to the EQUIPMENT RESERVATIONS SECTION BELOW

For students working with Photography

If you are interested in continuing working with film, and film processing there are a number of external labs that will be open until directed otherwise by the Government. For processing film, scanning negatives, and for photographic chemistry and other related goods you can visit:

VANBAR (FITZROY) https://www.vanbarphoto.com.au

MICHAELS CAMERA AND VIDEO (CBD MELBOURNE) https://michaels.com.au

Nina Gilbert is available Monday to Thursday from 9:30am until 5:00pm for any technical advice or queries. Please contact Nina at gilbert.n@unimelb.edu.au or request a zoom appointment via Nina's calendar below.

Other Technical staff are also available via Zoom and are listed below. We encourage you to keep in contact and make the most of their expertise. They may not be physically present in the workshops but they can still assist you to make the most of whatever you have access to whilst working at home.

For students working with computers and software:

Several software companies and developers are responding to the current situation by making their applications more accessible. Some are free, others have had their trial periods extended. For example Final Cut Pro will soon be available for a trial period of 3 months. This means you can now use it FREE for 90 days. Further details on it and other applications are available here (PDF file):

Fine Arts & Music Virtual Campus software recommendations (General)

Fine Arts & Music Virtual Campus software recommendations (Audio apps)

Find out what support you could be eligible for if you're experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.

Zoom is the University preferred video conferencing/live streaming application. For everything regarding Zoom visit https://www.unimelb.edu.au/zoom

For the time being some staff are available online via Zoom for advice and assistance:

Digital Studios

Book a Zoom meeting with Andrew McLaughlin

Drawing and Printmedia

Book a Zoom meeting with Adrian Kellett

Painting

Book a Zoom meeting with Kylie White

Book a Zoom meeting with Darren Munce

Photography

Book a Zoom meeting with Nina Gilbert

Stock Shops [currently unavailable]

Contact Candy Cooper (Stock Tech)

Contact Duraan Reid (Stock Shop)

Teaching Workshops

Book a Zoom meeting with Mark Friedlander

Book a Zoom meeting with Emil Toonen

TEMPORARY COVID19 ARRANGEMENTS

A limited selection of equipment from All School Loans, Photography and Music will be made available from the FTV Equipment Storeroom from Thursday 14th May. This is currently a trial operation and if successful further equipment will be made available ASAP.

How to make a booking:

1. Equipment MUST be reserved using the CHEQROOM app. If you are not registered for CHEQROOM you can request an account here:

Sign up for equipment loans / Cheqroom

Download the Cheqroom app:

Cheqroom for iOS

Cheqroom for Android

How to make a reservation with the Cheqroom mobile app

2. Once equipment is reserved a collection time MUST be booked via:

fineartsmusicequipment.youcanbook.me

Collection & return times are organised in 10 minute intervals to assist with adhering to social distancing guidelines.

There will be two separate collection locations inside the FTV Equipment Storeroom:

All School Loans, Photography. (Michael Dearnley)
Music - Interactive Composition ONLY. (David Wilkinson)

Equipment collection and Return times:

Equipment COLLECTION - Thursday afternoons 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Equipment RETURN - Monday morning 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Loan period:

THURSDAY to MONDAY. Due to the limited amount of equipment long-term loans cannot be accommodated.

Existing loans:

Equipment borrowed before the campus closure can be returned on Monday 18th May. You will be allocated a time to return the equipment via email.

Music Loans: David Wilkinson - david.wilkinson@unimelb.edu.au

All School Loans, Photography: Michael Dearnley - michael.dearnley@unimelb.edu.au

Once returned all equipment will remain in quarantine for 72 hours between Monday and Thursday and will not be available for loan outside of these times.

Equipment collection and return location:

All equipment collections and returns will take place in the FTV Equipment Storeroom (Rear of Building 861, Entry from Grant Street driveway between Lionel’s cafe and B861). OTHER STOREROOM LOCATIONS WILL NOT BE OPEN OR ACCESSIBLE.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • All reservations must be made via the CHEQROOM app. No phone or email bookings will be processed.
  • Only the equipment listed in the CHEQROOM app is available for loan, other specific requests cannot be accommodated at this time.
  • All collections and returns MUST be arranged via:

fineartsmusicequipment.youcanbook.me

Existing loans return time - Monday 18th May 1:30 – 5:00 pm ONLY.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

The following terms and conditions MUST be adhered to:

Download the full equipment loans terms and conditions (PDF)

Download Building Entry Checklist (PDF)

EQUIPMENT STOREROOM TIMES:

STOREROOMSPickupReturn
Music / Interactive CompositionThurs 1:30 - 4:30pmMon 9:30 - 12:30
PhotographyThurs 1:30 - 4:30pm Mon 9:30 - 12:30
All School LoansThurs 1:30 - 4:30pmMon 9:30 - 12:30
Stock Shop TechCurrently suspended Currently suspended
Stockshop Props, Wardrobe and SetCurrently suspended Currently suspended

ALL SCHOOL/FTV EQUIPMENT STOREROOM LOCATION

View the storeroom location on the Campus Maps

No classes scheduled at this time. Please check back soon.

Digital print runs take place on Monday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings (DURING TEACHING PERIODS ONLY).

Unfortunately on-the-spot printing requests cannot be accommodated.

DIGITAL PRINT RUNS TAKE PLACE DURING TEACHING PERIODS ONLY. OTHER TIMES BY APPOINTMENT.

Any printing required outside of regular print run times can be arranged by appointment with Andrew McLaughlin. Print files that are placed on the Print Server or Dropbox by 9am prior to a print run will be printed that day. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR FILES ARE SET UP CORRECTLY TO PRINT SPECIFICATIONS AND HAVE BEEN PAID FOR. Setup instructions can be found below.

Payment

Payment is required BEFORE printing and is made via the Materials Shop (online eCart system). Click on the options listed below to access the appropriate payment page.

Print pickup

You will receive an email notification with instructions once your print job has been completed. The Digital Print Studio is located here:

View the Print Studio location on Campus Maps

Uploading Print Files

Print files MUST BE SAVED AT THE CORRECT SIZE AND INCLUDE ANY REQUIRED BORDER. PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND THE PRINT SIZE IN THE FILE NAME (e.g. YourFullName_A3-1.tif). Print files can be either copied directly onto the Print Server (located on the desktop of all studio computers) or uploaded to the Digital Hub Dropbox.

BASIC FILE SETUP:

Between 180ppi (minimum) - 360ppi (maximum).
Avoid resampling your file if possible.
It is NOT required you resize your file to 300ppi.
16 bit RGB (do not convert to CMYK)
FLATTENED .tiff OR .jpeg (No .psd files please)
PDF files are supported for plan prints
Please include your name AND the size required in the file name.

ALL FILES WILL BE PRINTED AS IS. IF YOU REQUIRE A SPECIFIC BORDER IT MUST BE INCLUDED ON THE FILE. IF NO BORDER IS PRESENT THE IMAGE WILL BE PRINTED FIT TO PAGE. THIS MEANS YOUR IMAGE WILL BE RESIZED TO FIT EDGE-TO-EDGE ON EITHER THE LENGTH OR WIDTH OF THE PAPER SIZE REQUESTED.

REMEMBER TO COMPLETE PAYMENT TO ENSURE YOUR PRINT IS PROCESSED.
FILES THAT ARE SUBMITTED/UPLOADED AND NOT PAID FOR WILL NOT BE PRINTED

Need help? Set your file to the correct specs by downloading a template file here:

Download a print template

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND PRINT SIZE AS DETAILED ABOVE AND REMEMBER THAT PRINT FILES WILL NOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL PAID FOR.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DROPBOX LINKS BELOW ARE GENERALLY FOR UPLOADING FILES WHEN YOU ARE NOT ON CAMPUS. USE THE PRINT SERVER WHEN POSSIBLE.

REMEMBER TO COMPLETE PAYMENT TO ENSURE YOUR PRINT IS PROCESSED.
FILES THAT ARE SUBMITTED/UPLOADED BUT NOT PAID FOR WILL NOT BE PRINTED

Upload a standard print file to dropbox

Upload an archival print file (matte paper) to dropbox

Upload an archival print file (semi-gloss paper) to dropbox

Upload a plan print (authorised production) file to dropbox

Upload a plan print (student work) file to dropbox

Upload a screen print (B&W plain paper print) file to dropbox

REMEMBER TO COMPLETE PAYMENT TO ENSURE YOUR PRINT IS PROCESSED.
FILES THAT ARE SUBMITTED/UPLOADED BUT NOT PAID FOR WILL NOT BE PRINTED

STANDARD INKJET PRINTING

Medium resolution pigment inkjet printing on NON-ARCHIVAL Epson Enhanced Matte paper.
Sizes: A4, A3 A2, A1 & A0 (Borderless printing is currently not available on A1 & A0 prints).

Pay for A4 Prints

Pay for A3 Prints

Pay for A2 Prints

Pay for A1 Prints

Pay for A0 Prints

Pay for A0 Prints (Custom length)

REMEMBER TO COMPLETE PAYMENT TO ENSURE YOUR PRINT IS PROCESSED.
FILES THAT ARE SUBMITTED/UPLOADED AND NOT PAID FOR WILL NOT BE PRINTED

ARCHIVAL INKJET PRINTING

Sizes: A3 (sheet), A2 (roll), A1 (roll) and 110cm/44” x custom length (44” x 15m roll)
Canson Platine (300 GSM semi-gloss/satin)
Canson Rag Photographique (300 GSM matte/smooth rag)

Pay for A3 Archival Prints

Pay for A2 Archival Prints

Pay for A1 Archival Prints

Pay for Large Format Archival Prints

REMEMBER TO COMPLETE PAYMENT TO ENSURE YOUR PRINT IS PROCESSED.
FILES THAT ARE SUBMITTED/UPLOADED AND NOT PAID FOR WILL NOT BE PRINTED

PLAN PRINTING

Sizes: A2, A1 & A0 (Black & White and Colour)
Paper: 160 GSM coated inkjet paper

*PLEASE NOTE THIS SERVICE IS FOR PLANS & LINE DRAWINGS ONLY. IMAGES AND GRAPHICS ETC MUST BE PRINTED VIA THE STANDARD INKJET/ARCHIVAL PRINT SERVICE.

Pay for A0 Plan Prints

Pay for A1 Plan Prints

Pay for A2 Plan Prints

Pay for A0 Plan Prints (Colour)

Pay for A1 Plan Prints (Colour)

Pay for A2 Plan Prints (Colour)

REMEMBER TO COMPLETE PAYMENT TO ENSURE YOUR PRINT IS PROCESSED.
FILES THAT ARE SUBMITTED/UPLOADED AND NOT PAID FOR WILL NOT BE PRINTED

SCREEN PRINTING

Sizes: A2, A1 (black ink only)
Paper: 80 GSM plain paper

*PLEASE NOTE THIS SERVICE IS FOR SCREEN PRINTING PREPARATION ONLY. IMAGES AND GRAPHICS ETC MUST BE PRINTED VIA THE STANDARD INKJET/ARCHIVAL PRINT SERVICE.

Pay for A2 Black Ink only Prints

Pay for A1 Black Ink only Prints

REMEMBER TO COMPLETE PAYMENT TO ENSURE YOUR PRINT IS PROCESSED.
FILES THAT ARE SUBMITTED/UPLOADED AND NOT PAID FOR WILL NOT BE PRINTED

3D PRINTING

3D printing is available to all Fine Arts and Music students and can be arranged by appointment. A consultation with Andrew is recommended to look over your file before printing.

Pay for 3D Prints

Book an appointment with Andrew McLaughlin

FILM SCANNING

High Dynamic Range (HDR) scans from an Imacon Flextight Film Scanner. Supported film formats include: 35mm, 120 (medium format) and 4x5 (large format). Booking is required in order to ensure that the scanner is made available. The film scanner is located in the Digital Print Studio (Room G11 Library Building).

Book the Film Scanner

Location

View the Digital Hub & Print Studio location on Campus Maps

DIGITAL RESOURCES

The Digital Resources Student Guide contains more detailed information on facilities and also includes printing price lists and file setup instructions etc. This guide can be found on the Digital Studios Server (accessible via the desktop of all Digital Studio computers). General enquiries can also be made via email at fineartsmusic-digital@unimelb.edu.au

TUTORIALS (Software)

Looking for software basics? Follow the links below to online tutorials and resources

Photoshop

InDesign

Illustrator

Final Cut Pro

Premiere

Logic Pro

Rhino

Blender

Digital studios (computer labs), gallery spaces and other tutorial areas can be booked through ASIMUT, the Faculty's room booking system. Click the button below to be redirected to the ASIMUT page:

Timetable and Room Bookings