Brenau University – Hosch Theatre

Video + Control

Brenau University – Hosch Theatre

Industry – Educational
Client – Brenau University – Hosch Theatre
Location – Gainesville, Georgia
Completed – December 2017

Scope of Work
Control
Video

Team

Victor Puddy

Chief Engineer

Ronnie Stanford

Director of Sales and Marketing

Paul Lynch

Customer Service / Inside Sales

David Clark

Operations Manager

Hosch Theatre, opened in 2002, is the featured performance space in Brenau University’s Burd Center for the Performing Arts. It can seat an audience of 350, and it serves as a performance venue for the Brenau community as well as the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and other organizations.

Video

VIDEO

Brenau approached dB Integrations with the goal of making Hosch Theatre functional as both a performance space and classroom space. They needed to install a new video projection system in Hosch Theatre, with user-friendly controls that professors could manage easily.

dB installed a 354-inch screen that covers most of the stage area, allowing students to view presentation slides from the theatre’s balcony with no trouble. The screen is mounted behind the proscenium so that it disappears from view when not in use. The screen also functions to hide any stage sets from view.

The 10,000 lumens laser projector from Digital Projection that we specified is powerful, yet extremely energy-efficient. It can run for hours and consume less power than other comparable power models and can simply be turned off after use without having to do a cool down cycle. Due to limited mounting options the projector is located over 60 feet away from the screen, but a long-throw lens resolves that issue handily.

 

control

CONTROL

 

We placed a control touch screen at the stage manager’s rack backstage, from which an instructor can prep the room for a presentation or lecture. From this screen one can turn microphones on and off, adjust volume, move the screen up and down, turn the projector on and off, and select video inputs to the projector.

Video inputs are located next to the stage manager’s station, with extension cables so that a professor can have her laptop at the lectern and supply video input from the laptop to the projection screen. A second control panel at the media manager’s station upstairs offers additional control of the video and audio systems.

Hosch Theatre is now a more versatile space with increased value as it can now be used for multiple purposes. Brenau’s ultimate goal is to duplicate this solution in all its campus theatres.

Manufacturers:

Digital Projection, Crestron, DaLite Screens