Class Library Projection & Display Technology

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  • Title:Projection & Display Technology
  • Category:Technical Production
  • Level:Intermediate
  • Instructor:Midori Connolly
  • Length:51 min
  • Posted:10/16/2010
  • CMP Domain:G: Meeting or Event Design
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In this class Chief A/V Girl Midori Connolly explains everything you MUST know when using display technology at your event. Front projection? Rear projection? How do you decide? Determining which type of projection and is best for you, your environment, your content and your budget isn't easy but after this class you will walk away with the right questions to ask to get your ideal solution. From plasmas to LEDs to 3-D hologram displays understanding the basics is what allows you to successfully achieve the look you want at the budget you need.

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. Recognize different types of display technology, including projectors, flat screen monitors (Plasma vs. LCD), LED video tiles, etc.
    2. Have the ability to choose the best display technology for your needs.
    3. Recognize the pros and cons of using in-house a/v vendors, and what to watch out for if you are forced to use the in-house firm.
    4. Understand how to choose among projector types & lens types.

Table of Contents

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Display Technology Full Class Video 51:39
The Basics
Overview 1:03
Aspect Ratios and Resolution 6:04
Anatomy of A Projector; Lumens; Lensing; DLP vs. LCD 6:45
Rear vs. Front Set Up 4:10
Selecting the Right Projector | Understanding Backups 4:25
Screens | Dress Kits | Projection Mapping & Non-Traditional Surfaces 4:36
Flat Screen Monitors
The Basics: LCD vs. Plasma 3:06
Size and Configuration Considerations | Video Walls 2:32
LED Technology 2:38
Putting It All Together
Choosing the Best Display for Your Environment and Content 6:50
Choosing the Best Display for Your Budget 2:52
Who’s on Your Team? 1:17
Selecting Your Provider 3:54
Friendly A/V Girl Tips 4:37
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