Obviously the environment to be used can have a major impact on the AV choices made to support an event. A few of the challenging areas are noted below.
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Things to avoid:
- Low ceiling heights
o Low ceilings can require smaller and more screens for audience
- Low hanging chandeliers
o As above, the low point of the ceiling may not be the “listed” height which may measure to the highest not the lowest point in the room.
- Windows that don’t darken
o Can cost extra in drape or other coverings
o Sightline issues and additional gear needed to cover for folks blocked from a clear view to the stage.
o Reflections that go places you don’t want them. Affects lighting and projection both.
- Non Dimming Lighting
o Lack of control can be a challenge for making the room look right without adding additional lights. Convention Center type lights can have a long start up time, so not very practical on-the-fly during an event.
- Lack of set up and dismantle time
o Requires additional crew and thus added costs to the final bill.
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