CUIMC Video Studio

Walk in, mic up, and record—right on campus

The CUIMC Video Studio—part of the CUIMC Office of Communications—offers convenient and affordable HD video production by a professional producer with network television news experience.

Our primary space is a state-of-the-art studio located in the Hammer Health Sciences Center, room LL2-220. Features include:

  • 18' x 12' studio space
  • Professional broadcast lighting
  • Audio and video equipment
  • Customizable electronic backdrop
  • Green screen and seamless paper backdrops

We are available to film at other locations on campus as well. Please inquire for details. Email videostudio@cumc.columbia.edu.

Packages and Rates

Following are examples of video projects and their basic package costs and add-ons.

Studio Headshots

  • Basic Package: $200 per person
  • Up to 4 retouched headshots                               
  • Completion within 10 business days                   
  • Digital Delivery 
  • Add-ons:
    • Express delivery: $100 for completion within 2 business days

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In Studio Interview

  • Basic Package: $500
  • 90-second video
  • 1 hour of filming in-studio
  • Transcript
  • Music
  • Initial cut within 10 business days of final filming
  • Add-ons:
    • Director from the Video Studio (conducts interview, selects clips): $200
    • Headshot: $150 
    • Extra filming/editing (see "A La Carte Filming or Editing")

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Profile Video (Clinical or Research)

  • Basic Package: $1,000
  • In-studio interview                                               
  • Broll Footage on location                                                        
  • Transcript
  • Music
  • Initial cut within 10 business days of final filming
  • Add-ons:
    • On-location filming: $200                               
    • Director from the Video Studio (conducts interview, selects clips): $200
    • Headshot: $150
    • Extra filming/editing (see "A La Carte Filming or Editing")

Short Story: Clinical, Research, or Educational

  • Basic Package: $1,200
  • 1- to 5-minute video
  • 1 hour of filming in-studio
  • Director
  • Transcript
  • Music
  • Initial cut within 10 business days of final filming
  • Add-ons:
    • On-location filming: $200
    • Graphics/stock: $100 (free if provided by client)
    • Express delivery: $200 for completion within 4 business days
    • Extra filming/editing (see "A La Carte Filming or Editing")

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Event Broll Coverage

  • Basic Package: $500
  • 1 Camera Event Broll Coverage up to 4 hours
  • Add-ons:
    • Additional Camera: $500                                                 
    • Editing: $250 per hour 

Event: Lecture, Forums, Classroom

  • Basic Package: $700
  • 1 Camera Coverage up to 4 hours
  • Event Recording only (additional charges apply for editing)
  • Add-ons: 
    • Additional Camera: $500                                               
    • Editing: $250 per hour

Event Highlights Video Editing (Filming not Included)

  • Basic Package: $1,000
  • 1- to 5-minute video produced from up to 3 hours of footage (filming not included)
  • Music
  • Initial cut within 10 business days of receiving footage
  • Add-ons:
    • Express delivery: $200 for completion within 4 business days or $400 for completion within 1 business day

View video example

Event Highlights Video (On Location Filming and Editing)

  • Basic Package: $1,300
  • Event Filming up to 4 hours                                  
  • One Camera Coverage
  • 1- to 5-minute video edit
  • Music
  • Initial cut within 10 business days of receiving footage
  • Add-ons:
    • Additional Camera: $500                                                 
    • Graphics/stock: $100 (free if provided by client)
    • Express delivery: $200 for completion within 4 business days
    • Extra filming/editing (see "A La Carte Filming or Editing")

Social Video

  • Basic Package: $350
  • 30- to 60-second video for social media using text on client-provided or stock imagery
  • Music
  • Add-ons:
    • Extra filming/editing (see “A La Carte Filming or Editing”)

Video Studio Rental

  • $250 per hour
  • Includes lights, backdrops, and Video Studio staff member – no audio or video equipment.

A La Carte Filming or Editing

  • In-studio filming: $250
  • Editing: $250 per hour
  • In-studio filming with editing: $500 per hour 
  • Videographer with video interview equipment package for on-site filming: $500 per hour

Book the Studio

Contact the Video Studio at videostudio@cumc.columbia.edu to discuss your project and reserve studio time. Before the filming date, please also complete our booking form, which supplies us with project specifics and payment information. We accept payment by chartstring or, if no chartstring is available, by check. Checks should be payable to “Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York.”

  • If you are scheduling a video shoot appointment on behalf of your subjects, we recommend that you find a few good times with them first (at least 2 weeks ahead) and then check with the studio because available spots can fill up quickly.
  • Headshots are usually confined to 1 or 2 days per month, typically the third Tuesday. Please inquire with the studio about the next headshot day.

Studio Directions

The Video Studio is located in LL2-220 of the Hammer Health Sciences building, 701 W. 168 St. (Detailed directions: From the first floor of Hammer, go left past the security desk, then take the stairs or elevator down to LL2. Turn right and go to the end of the hall; the studio has an “ON AIR” light next to the door.) Columbia ID is required for entry into the building; for guests, we will notify security in advance.

Attire Recommendations

For individuals being filmed or photographed, business attire is best. Choose clothing that complements your skin tone and eye color, and avoid patterns, busy prints, and shiny fabrics. Video filmed in the studio is typically done with a green screen background, so subjects are advised to avoid green clothing.