Welcome to the Brown University Motion Pictures Equipment Management System (BMP EMS)
Use this system to browse the equipment that BMP offers to all Brown University students, and reserve it for use on projects. All of BMP's equipment is listed here, as well as all upcoming reservations. Please read through this brief overview to get an understanding of how to make the best use of this system.
NOTE: BMP Productions take priority over non-BMP projects and non-BMP projects are NOT guaranteed access to equipment.
Non-BMP members MUST pay a $60 deposit upon equipment check out in cash or check. The deposit will be returned upon check-in of the equipment. If the equipment has been damaged in any way or if some equipment (such as an SD memory card of XLR cable) is missing, the cost will be taken out of the deposit and additional penalties may be incurred if damages and losses exceed $60.
This EMS is designed to make BMP's equipment reservation system easier for both users, and the BMP staff. Help us help you by following these steps for your reservations.
Proper use of this EMS requires basic understanding of some simple concepts.
BMP's equipment inventory includes many duplicate items, such as three DSLRs with comparable features, four portable digital recorders, and several microphone kits. To ensure the most efficient checkout process, these items are sorted as Buckets within this EMS. When creating a reservation, you need only select a Bucket item, such as Canon EOS DSLR, as opposed to a specific DSLR we offer. You can request a specific piece of equipment later, or we will assign one to you. Rest assured that all of our equipment within each Bucket has directly comparable features.
Some of BMP's equipment are single items, such as our Glidetrack SD. These items are Resources and are selected directly during checkout.
If you have any confusion regarding this system, and we are expecting some confusion and hiccups at first, please send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be more than happy to assist you!
BMP HOURS FOR DROPOFF and PICKUP Spring 2014.
Mondays (dropoff): 3pm-6pm, Luke (email@example.com)
Thursdays (pickup): 8:30pm - 10:30pm Ian (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fridays (pickup): 4pm - 7pm, Dan (email@example.com)
We understand that we all have busy, demanding schedules. As a result, BMP is willing to adjust checkin and checkout times when absolutely necessary. If you create a reservation with a start or end time that does not fall within the hours above, we will contact and confirm a time with you on an individual basis. If your reservation start/end time falls within the hours above, you are guaranteed a confirmed checkout and checkin time.
However, in order to use the EMS to make and manage your reservations, you'll need to create an account.
Use the dialogue on the left hand side to create an account using your Brown email address, firstname.lastname@example.org and a username. Please choose a username that easily identifies you. We recommend an username that combines your first and last name.
After creating your account, the BMP EMS administrator will manually approve that account. We apologize for this inconvenience, however this is necessary to ensure that only Brown University students have access to the EMS. You will quickly receive an email confirming your account, and providing you with a password and login link. Use this login link to complete your account registration, and set your password.
Once your account has been approved, you will be able to create reservations.
Confirmed users, when logged in, are able to create and manage their reservations. All reservations are to be requested using this EMS. Reservations submitted via email or other means of contact will not be approved. The BMP Tech Director will approve your reservation, and follow up to confirm your pickup time.
To create a reservation, follow these steps.
To confirm the specific items and accessories you would like (such as t3i vs t2i and lenses), follow these steps
You need to print and bring your reservation contract to your equipment pickup. You also need to bring a $50 deposit in either cash or check. Your deposit will be fully refunded once you return the borrowed equipment in its entirety, without damage.
To print your contract