Columbia University Medical Center

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 an 18′ x 12′ studio space; professional broadcast lighting; audio and video equipment; a customizable electronic backdrop; and a green screen and seamless paper backdrops.

We are available to film at other locations on campus as well. Please inquire for details.

Packages and rates

Effective Aug. 1, 2018.

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ProjectSampleBasic packageAdd ons
Profile video$500
• 90-second video

• 1 hour of filming in-studio

• Transcript

• Music

• Initial cut within 10 business days of final filming
• Director from the Video Studio (conducts interview, selects clips) - $200

• Headshot - $150 (discount available within the same fiscal year only)

• Extra filming/editing (see "A la carte filming or editing")
Clinical, research, or education short
$1,000
• 1- to 5-minute video

• 1 hour of filming in-studio

• Director

• Transcript

• Music

• Initial cut within 10 business days of final filming
• 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")
Profile video PLUS$1,200
• Profile video PLUS a clinical or research short (basic)
• Same as basic packages
Studio headshots$200 per person
• Up to 3 retouched headshots

• Completion within 10 business days
• Express delivery - $100 for completion within 2 business days
Event highlights video$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
• Express delivery - $200 for completion within 4 business days or $400 for completion within 1 business day


• B-roll: $500 for up to 4 hours (includes travel, setup, etc.)
Social videoComing soon!$250
• 30- to 60-second video for social media using text on client-provided or stock imagery

• Music
• Extra filming/editing (see "A la carte filming or editing")
A la carte filming or editingNOTE: We generally do not film lectures or classes – please consider an ECHO recording or check with the facility's A/V team about recording capability.• Editing: $250 per hour

• In-studio filming: $250*/$450** per hour

• B-roll/event/offsite filming: $500*/$700** for up to 4 hours (includes travel, setup, etc.)
*If the project is not being edited by the Video Studio

**If the project is being edited by the Video Studio
Studio rental$250 per hour
• Includes lights, backdrops, and Video Studio staff member - no audio or video equipment

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.”

Book the Video Studio

Contact the Video Studio coordinator at videostudio@cumc.columbia.edu and producer Brian Winkowski at bw2477@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.

  • 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.