The Wright Center, located in downtown Mount Vernon, provides a home for Kenyon's state-of-the-art film center, featuring a two-story film studio, classrooms with 75-inch screens, a 30-seat screening room and a room devoted to teaching post-production editing.
The first film classes were held in the Wright Center during the spring of 2017 following a $6 million restoration of the historic 1910 warehouse. A shuttle runs regularly between campus and the Center.
On the second floor, a two-story sound stage and studio space has already hosted multiple student films and class demos for cinematography, lighting and directing actors on screen. A color and mixing suite allows for industry standard finishing using DaVinci Resolve for color grading and Protools for sound-mixing. The audio recording studio allows students the freedom to record high quality voice over, Automated Dialog Replacement (ADR) or music for film scores.
The screening room on the third floor seats 35 and is an excellent venue for film screenings and class critiques. Senior Seminars meet there to review and give feedback on current projects. Directing and cinematography courses also meet there to discuss student films, hear director presentations and discuss other aspects of the filmmaking process. Three soundproof editing suites are also available for students to use, and the second and third floor hallways provide space for students to work or meet in production teams.