Technical Needs

Technical Needs

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

 Minimum…Optimum (for big events and theater shows)…
Stage8 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.
SoundOutlets 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 input near stage left for their music.
LightsBright, evenly lit space.Arrange for technician and system with general wash and warm wash (Good), two lights on floor behind presenter to light up high space (Better), and chases or follow spots as available (Best).
SeatingSeat people as close as possible.Theater style? Rope off back rows or set up seats only as needed – it’s better to add seats than to have a lot of empty ones. Banquet hall? Put presenter by the long wall instead of at the end.
Set UpArrange access 45-60 minutes prior.Arrange access and technical help for set up and rehearsal 1-2 hours prior. If requested, keynotes may require laptop, remote, projector, and screen – preferably upstage right or left, not center.
OtherAsk before taking pics or video.For theater or ticketed events, provide presenter with bottled water, changing room with mirror and restroom, copies of marketing materials and reviews, and tickets for guests as appropriate.