In person course at your office or venue in London from £970
This course is usually delivered in your venue so that you can gain familiarity with the equipment you use for your events.
This course is designed to help students understand and operate basic AV systems. The complex field of event video will be demystified so students will be able to confidently interface with AV technology and fault find if required.
The course also covers how to build effective Powerpoint and Keynote presentations and advice and tricks given in using technology to enhance delivering presentations.
Students will gain an understanding of basic audio concepts and how to get the best of of microphones and audio systems, with techniques to reduce and eliminate feedback in audio systems.
Live one-to-one tuition with a AV expert who is an events industry professional
The introduction to basic AV course is designed to provide attendees with vital AV skills
Do you have to use AV equipment as part of your job?
Do you work for a venue, or office equipped with AV equipment?
Do you have to give presentations and want to use more technology to improve audience response?
Do you struggle with screen resolutions and aspect ratios?
Do you want to improve the quality of your PowerPoint and Keynote presentations?
The in-person version of this course includes hands-on practical experience with a range of AV equipment
Who it's for
Venue AV staff, office staff, presenters, sales staff who pitch for jobs, anyone working with PowerPoint or Keynote, anyone using AV equipment that wants to become more confident.
Lee Ashley is a CTS certified audio visual technician who has worked in the industry for 8 years. He has mixed live sound for theatre shows, operated AV for TEDx events and designed lighting for live productions.
What is covered
How to set up a desktop projector and align the image using zoom
Lens ratio and throw distance calculations
Using and understanding keystone correction
Connecting a laptop to a projector – mode options: duplicate, extended and presenter mode
Aspect ratios and letter boxing
Creating presentation slides for the correct type of display
Calculate aspect ratio from display resolution
Changing the display resolution on displays and computers
Understanding native resolution
Types of video cables, their uses and limitations
Types of audio cables and their uses and limitations
The difference between analog and digital video and audio signals
Digital and analog wiring in video systems (issues with using HDMI only computers in VGA only systems)
Video schematic diagrams
Overview of components in a video system and their uses
What is sound?
What is frequency and amplitude?
How a microphone works
Microphone pickup patterns and how to use them to reduce feedback
What is audio feedback
Radio microphone sensitivity
Audio schematic diagrams
Components and their uses in an audio system
Lighting power and basic concepts
Using DMX to control lighting
Basic knowledge of computers
Basic knowledge of PowerPoint (not essential)
Basic knowledge of Keynote (not essential)
i7 Mac or PC computer
Demo, full version or subscription version of Powerpoint and/or Keynote
Free account with Zoom.us – desktop app installed on the student's computer prior to the training