Audio Visual

This section is about setting up equipment. It is important to refer to Section 14-18 for additional information on AV operation and procedure.

1. Lighting Design
The creative concept for lighting will be outlined by the Director / Light Designer at the Pre-Production Meeting. Special requirements regarding equipment may be discussed with the NVT Technical Director at this stage.
 - Lighting requirements may change throughout rehearsals. Any significant lighting requirements, such as the need to hire or purchase extra equipment, for example, should be discussed at the Pre-Production Meeting and confirmed at the Production Meeting.
 - Each production requires a Lighting Designer, people to rig lanterns and de-rig after the show and lighting operator(s) .
 - The Lighting Designer needs to attend selected rehearsals and technical rehearsals.

2. Sound Design
The creative concept for sound will be outlined by the Director / Sound Designer at the Pre-Production Meeting. Special requirements regarding equipment may be discussed with the NVT Technical Director at this stage.
 - Sound requirements may change throughout rehearsals. Any significant sound requirements, such as the need to hire or purchase extra equipment, for example, should be discussed at the Pre-Production Meeting and confirmed at the Production Meeting.
 - Each production requires a Sound Designer and at least one Sound Operator and, depending upon the complexity of the requirements, it may also be necessary to engage a composer and performer / s if original music / effects are desired.
Original music / sound effects
 - Any original music / sound effects need to be commissioned in plenty of time, so they can be completed and agreed with the director by this stage.
 - The Sound Designer needs to attend selected rehearsals and technical rehearsals.
 - For the purposes of sound operation, all final sound recordings should be put onto the computer systems in the operating box.

3. Video projection
The creative concept for video projection will be outlined by the Director / Film Designer / Animator at the Pre-Production Meeting. Special requirements regarding equipment may be discussed with the NVT Technical Director at this stage and confirmed at the Production Meeting.
 - Please ensure you are not infringing copyright laws.
Original videos / animation
 - Any original video and animation need to be commissioned in plenty of time, so they can be completed and agreed with the director by this stage.
 - The sound operator often operates the projector as well, depending on the complexity of the production.
 - For the purposes of operating the projector, all final film recordings should be put onto the computer systems in the operating box.

4. Hire or purchase of equipment
Hire or purchase of additional technical equipment should not be undertaken without first consulting the Technical Director and, if required, authorised by the committee.