Studio D Hours

Denver Community Media looks forward to opening its studio for you, and we are excited to provide this resource for your creative process. To help ensure that you can utilize the studio to its full potential, you must complete a Studio D training prior to reserving a time slot. Once you’ve completed this training, you will be able to reserve our studio space.


 



Attend a Studio D Training Reserve Space in Studio D

Location

1440 Cherokee St.
Denver, CO 80202

The studio is located on the west side of the Denver City & County Building. It has a separate entrance directly across the street from the Denver Mint.

General Hours

The Community Media Access Coordinator is available to answer questions, assist members. Please call 720-865-2324 to connect or email info@denvercommunitymedia.org .

Prior to use of Studio D, members can register for Orientation/Certification training. Studio Orientation/Certification trainings will be held the first and third Saturday in January from Noon – 3 p.m., and each Tuesday from 5 – 8 p.m.

Studio D will be available for reservation once Orientation/Certification is complete. Studio reservation hours will be Saturdays Noon to 6 p.m. and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Studio D is available through reservations only and no same-day, walk-in is accommodated.

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Studio D Hours & Information

Studio D is available to book for production on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from Noon to 6 p.m. Completion of a Studio Orientation/Certification is required prior to reservations being accepted. Please use this page (above) for your online reservations.

Amenities

Studio D comes equipped with three cameras, lighting grid, audio amenities including microphones and installed studio speakers, and HD recording capabilities. Producers must supply their own recording media in the form of SD cards.

The studio offers four preset configurations within existing permanent space, which include:

  • Talk show set
  • Small-group music performance space
  • Green screen area
  • News set or small interview area

Each of these areas of the studio will have pre-set lighting configurations to reduce set-up and strike efforts. Individual instruments may be adjusted by staff as needed for optimal results, but devices will not be moved from their preset, existing locations. Sets are to be established within the lighting pattern of the pre-configured areas.

Studio D has limited furnishings and set-dressings available onsite. Some chairs, stools, side tables and video monitors are available. Plain black, light grey curtains, or green screen are provided as the general backdrop. Hangings, decorations or small furniture items may be brought in during your reservation, but cannot be stored on-site.  

Additional set pieces may be brought directly to the studio and loaded at the time of your reservation. We cannot accept shipments or delivery of any other set pieces. All items brought into studio must be removed the same day at the end of your reservation.  

The producer is responsible for all Studio D equipment. Producers are also responsible for the conduct of themselves, crew and guests. Each person must follow established guidelines and code of conduct. For security purposes, producers are required to provide a list of all crew and guests prior to using the studio.

Denver Community Media reserves the right to cancel reservations if urgent emergency operations are in place. In the rare event that a cancellation is necessary, and we will make every possible effort to reschedule the reservation or provide a reasonable alternative.

Reservations & Cancellations

To help producers get the best use of studio space and equipment, producers will be offered orientation/training classes.

Once a producer completes training in a specific field, they are certified and can begin making facility and equipment reservations.

Reservations for Studio D may be made up to sixty days in advance and used for three consecutive 2-hour periods. Field and editing equipment reservations may be made up to thirty days in advance and used for the allotted time specified on the reservation form for each equipment type.

Denver Community Media reserves the right to cancel reservations due to emergency situations. In the rare event that a cancellation is necessary, Denver Community Media will make every reasonable effort to reschedule the reservation or assist in making other arrangements with existing partners if possible.

Reservations may conveniently be made online here (or by calling 720-865-2324 or e-mailing info@denvercommunitymedia.org).

Same Day/Walk-in Reservations:

  • Same day reservations can be made for field equipment or editing facilities on a resource available basis.
  • Due to the demand and complexity of preparing Studio D, it is not available for walk-in, same-day reservations.
  • Walk-in Same-day reservations are available for field equipment between 1 to 2 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Please note that same-day, walk-in reservations are risky as Denver Community Media cannot guarantee the types and quantity of equipment that will be on hand. Please plan your projects and resource usage with this in mind.

Cancellations:  

  • Cancellations should be made at least 4 hours in advance if at all possible. They can be made by:
    • Calling us at 720-865-2324 and leaving a detailed voicemail
    • Sending an email to info@denvercommunitymedia.org
    • In-person during regular business hours

Producer Responsibilities Regarding Cancellations

  • The producer should maintain a record of the cancellation, including how the reservation was cancelled and what Denver Community Media staff member (if applicable) handled the cancellation.
  • Late cancellations or failure to appear for a reservation will be tracked as a usage. Denver Community Media wants to make sure the studio and equipment is used to its full potential. Therefore, repeated failure to cancel reservations in advance or to fulfill reservations could result in a loss of access to Denver Community Media facilities, equipment and resources.
  • Editing cancellations must be made a minimum of one full business day in advance.
  • Studio cancellations must be made a minimum of two full business days in advance.
Parking & Unloading/Loading

Studio facilities are currently provided in the heart of Civic Center where parking is limited and at a premium. One parking space will be available to the producer of a Studio Reservation for the purpose of loading/unloading and may be occupied strictly for the length of the studio reservation. The parking space is located off the street about 10 feet south of the southernmost studio door. See a picture of the parking location online here or below. There is no loading dock that serves the Studio, so please make sure anything you need to load in will fit through the golden double doors pictured.

For individual crew members, guests, or participants arriving separately, Civic Center is readily accessible via public transit options and car share/taxi services. There are also numerous pay-per-use garage and surface lot options for private vehicles within easy walking distance.