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  • Title:Inside the Booth
  • Category:Technical Production
  • Level:Advanced
  • Instructor:David Marshall
  • Length:88 min
  • Posted:10/19/2010
  • CMP Domain:G: Meeting or Event Design
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Most planners get intimidated when it comes to understanding the various components of an audio visual production booth at an event. Long tables with rows of equipment and technical operators make up the guts of your event, yet you might as well be looking at the inside of the space shuttle for all you know. This class aims to demystify the gear and personnel in your typical production booth to give you a better understanding of how it all flows together.

ILEA Approved ContentThis course is ILEA Approved with content that is alligned with the International Live Events Association's Core Curriculum. ILEA Approved is the international education standard selected for creative event professionals and has been developed to recognize specific content that has significance for the global creative events industry. Click Here to learn more about ILEA.

ILEA Core Curriculum Key Competencies Category for this course / content: 
Technical Production

Learning Outcomes

    1. Understand the keys to successful technical production of your event, and what should you ask your service provider before hiring them.
    2. Be able to identify the key pieces of equipment you're likely to see, and what are they used for. Will cover audio, projection, camera recording, graphics, lighting, etc.
    3. Recognize the key personnel you're likely to see, and what are they in charge of.
    4. Understand how to convert directions from a Run-Of-Show into actual cue calls to the technical team.

Table of Contents

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Inside the Booth: Full Class Video 1:28:47
Overview 3:02
The Tools That We Use 3:20
Creating the Booth 15:27
Case Storage 2:36
The What: All About Gear
All About Gear: Light and Audio Boards 2:43
All About Gear: Graphics Station & Camera Control 4:10
All About Gear: Switchers and Recording 2:19
All About Gear: Prompters, Audience Response & Special FX 3:52
The Who: All About Staff
Staff: Production Stage Manager 5:06
Staff: Light Board Operator and Audio Engineer 2:53
Staff: Projectionist & Other Important Roles 8:13
The Process: Calling A Show
Understanding Cues and Run of Show: What Goes Into a Show Transition 4:51
Key Cue and Run of Show Terms 7:53
Sample Cue to Cue Technical Rehearsal 5:38
The Importance of Sharing Information in Pre-Production 7:01
Coordinating with Vendors 4:31
Crew Meals 4:02
Budget & Other Important Considerations 3:39
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