THIS WEB SITE IS TO SHOW YOU HOW TO USE THE AUDITORIUM
FOR GENERAL USE, SUCH AS WATCHING A MOVIE,
OR GIVING A PRESENTATION.
(As explained by Bob Jaques)
RAISING AND LOWERING THE SCREEN
Looking at the stage from down on the floor, to your right where the stage curtain meets the side of the stage, go around the corner and about 5 feet off the floor is a "rocker" switch. Push the rocker switch so the bottom goes down to lower the screen and push the switch on the top to raise it back up again.
TURNING ON THE PROJECTOR:
*Turn the projector on by using the small black remote that should be kept on the AV cart. It is marked AUDI. The laptop secured to the cart is connected to COMPUTER 1 input on the projector. There should be a VGA cable WITH AN ADAPTER to connect to the laptop's DISPLAY PORT, not the vga connector. If you have turned everything on and have selected COMPUTER 1 and you still see only a white image up on the screen, but no computer screen, here are some things to check:
1: Is the cable with the adapter plugged into the DISPLAY PORT on the laptop?
*The Laptop provided is a Windows machine with Microsoft Office installed. There are labels on it indicating how to log in "locally" if you are not from the Bow School District. If you need to get on the internet you should find out from the person you booked the auditorium through, or a school IT Tech person.
*If you or a guest speaker for your event has brought their personal computer to use in the Auditorium, you will need to unplug the large light colored cable from the side of our laptop.
**Another thing to remember is that whoever needs to disconnect this cable should be familiar enough with their own computer to know how to connect it, if an adapter is needed or any other procedures are required ON THAT COMPUTER to send that video signal to our video screen. For example certain laptops need to have a key pressed once all the cables are connected (like above). Another is that Macs come with a small adapter to connect it to this cable. We can provide this adapter when school is in session but arrangements should be made with us if one is needed any other time.
*To view a DVD you can either use the computer or you can switch to the DVD player by selecting the “VIDEO” input on the projector. Make sure you have the DVD player on before you try to select it, otherwise the projector won’t see what to display.
*To turn the projector off push the power button in the upper right corner of the remote. You should see up on the screen that the “projector is powering off, push power again to cancel”.
Once the projector is on you can turn your attention to the the AV cart which has a combo VCR /DVD and a computer on it. THE SOUND from this equipment goes into a small mixer on the AV cart. It has stickers on it to show you where you can adjust the volume, if needed, for the computer or the VCR/DVD. There should be a cable and a mic plugged right into the top of the mixer, labeled MIC, with a volume control above it. If the MIC is not there then make sure it is available for you. It is usually kept in the cabinet under the cart.
INSTRUCTIONS BELOW WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO TURN THE SOUND SYSTEM ON
FROM UP IN THE CONTROL BOOTH.
This is the Main power switch in the Control Booth.
THE SYSTEM IS USUALLY KEPT ON DURING THE WEEK BUT IF YOU GO UP THERE AND THE ROW OF RED LIGHTS ARE OFF, WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS PUSH UP ON THE LEVER MARKED MAIN POWER ,IT WILL THEN TURN ON ALL OF THE EQUIPMENT IN THE RACK THAT YOU NEED FOR SOUND. YOU WILL THEN SEE THE ROW OF LIGHTS TURN ON ONE BY ONE.
Picture showing the backstage area. The circle is highlighting
the TELEX headphone system. To the left of that
is the pad for the house lights.
TO ADJUST THE "HOUSE" LIGHTS
There is a pad with small buttons backstage, to the right of the large black panel, stage right.
This is what it looks like when you select PRESET 2.
You absolutely want to use this if you are doing a presentation from the floor.
This picture is a little brighter than what it really looks like.
In reality it will be just a little too dark for people to see you.
You want people to see you, as well as seeing what is up on the screen.
The LARGE bright, auditorium lights and the stage work lights
There is a 3 light switch to turn on the stage work lights and to turn on the large lights in the auditorium. The large lights are usually kept off. The one on the far right is the stage work lights, it's usually the only one you'll need to use of these three, since you have to turn these on to see anything on the stage.