The Yale Film Study Center, which celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2012-2013, is committed to the preservation of, and access to, resources for the scholarly study and appreciation of cinema.
We have over 20,000 DVDs, 750 titles on Blu-ray, 5,500 VHS tapes, 600 35mm prints and 3,400 16mm prints.
The Film Study Center has a seminar room (B-20, capacity 24) available for screenings and classroom instruction with a 10 foot wide screen for digital and 3D projection; and a screening room (B-21, capacity 15) with a 65 inch wall-mounted monitor and 16mm projection. Both rooms accommodate DVD, Blu-ray and VHS.
We also have 12 private viewing booths for individual use. All worldwide media formats may be viewed. Three clip capture-enabled work stations are available by appointment for individual use by students and faculty for course-related projects. These are used to capture excerpts only.
The Film Study Center co-manages two state-of-the-art film projection facilities on the Yale campus. The Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall Street (capacity 240), features a 20 foot wide screen, and is capable of showing 35mm prints in Dolby Digital stereo surround sound, as well as 16mm prints. Room 106 at 212 York Street is a 55-seat classroom, featuring both film formats with Dolby Digital stereo sound capability for 35mm. Additionally, both facilities support screenings in a variety of digital media formats including Blu-ray. Check here for a list of supported media by searching Central Campus Classroom by building name or address.
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