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Technical Needs

Tech needs vary depending on the scale of the event. Please give this proper consideration to help make your event a success, and contact In Jest at 716-575-5378 if you have questions or issues.

Minimum… Optimum (for big events and theater shows)…
Stage 8 x 12 ft area with 9 ft ceiling. For most productions, at least 12 x 16 ft area with 10 ft ceiling. For best visibility and access, supply a stage 1-1/2 ft or higher with dark backdrop and steps in front.
Sound Outlets for presenter sound system. If In Jest is using in-house sound, arrange for technician and system with one XLR input per presenter for their mic(s), plus one XLR input near stage left for their music (via direct box).
Lights Bright, evenly lit space. Arrange for technician and system with general wash and warm wash (Good), two par lights on floor behind presenter to light up high space (Better), and chases, follow spots, etc. as available (Best).
Seating Seat people as close as possible. Theater style? Rope off back rows or set up only as many seats as needed – it’s better to add seats than to have a lot of empty ones. Long banquet hall? Put presenter by the long wall instead of at the end.
Set Up Arrange access 45-60 minutes prior. Arrange access and technical help for set up and rehearsal 1-2 hours prior. If specifically requested, keynotes may require laptop, remote, projector, and screen – preferably upstage right or left, not center.
Other Ask before taking pics or video. For theater or ticketed events, provide presenter with bottled water, changing room with mirror and access to restroom, copies of marketing materials and reviews, and complimentary tickets for guests.