What You Need To Know About Audio Visual Staging

10th December 2009

When you rent or use audio visual equipment, you may also

need audio visual staging as well so that your presentation can be fully

viewed, in a safe way, by your audience. Many services that rent the equipment

out will also rent staging as well, but this is not always the case, and you

will want to find this information out well in advance of your event. There are

other things that you need to know and consider as well.

  • How

    will your audience be spread out in the venue? How your audience will be

    positioned during your presentation often determines the exact type of

    staging that is required. Be realistic, and of course, if possible try to

    visit the venue where the event will be held well in advance. Also consider

    how the staging will affect the sound and lighting quality.

  • Do

    you need some height for your audio visual staging? Most staging will give

    you height, but how much height you need will matter a great deal. You do

    not want your event to get started only to find that the people in the

    front are looking straight up to see your presentation, while the people

    in the back can’t see anything other than the back of other participants

    heads. Visit the venue and determine exactly how much height is required.

  • How

    much security is needed for the equipment? Often the staging for the

    equipment will play a role in the security of the equipment as well. This

    is security in terms of protecting against theft, in some venues, as well

    as protection from damage caused by the movement of people. Do you need

    staging that plays a big role in security as well?

  • How

    sturdy does the audio visual staging need to be? How much does the

    equipment weight? Will there be anything other than the equipment on the

    staging? Will people be moving near the staging? You don’t want your

    staging and your equipment to tumble to the floor during your event, so

    you need to select staging that has the sturdiness that you need.

  • Can

    you rent what you need? Again, not all equipment rental services also rent

    staging materials, and you will need to ask this question. However, in

    cases where the service does not handle staging, they often have a

    relationship with a company that does rent this type of material, and they

    may even be able to arrange a discount with this other company for you as

    well. So, if the service you are using for the equipment does not also

    rent out the staging, be sure to ask for recommendations before striking

    out on your own to obtain the staging.

When you need audio visual staging, as you can see, there

really are several things that must be taken into consideration before you

select the equipment that you need, including the audio and video equipment.

Make sure that you have a definitive idea concerning what is needed for your

venue, and work with a qualified Audio Visual Hire sales representative to ensure that you do

indeed end up with what you really need.