Dear University of Redlands Community,
We would like to inform you about an important update to the approval process for Audio-Visual (AV) services requested from the Media Services/Audio Visual department at the University of Redlands, in consideration of our current staffing situation.
Effective January 1st, 2023, the following changes will be implemented:
Events that fall outside of the normal University operation hours, which are Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm, will now require submission and approval by the Media Services (MS) team a minimum of 2 months in advance of the event date.
To ensure a smooth process, events must provide comprehensive information during the request or subsequent follow-up before the submission deadline. The use of "TBD" language will no longer be accepted as a means to bypass this policy, and such requests will not be considered complete submissions to Media Services.
To provide a better understanding of how this policy will be applied, we have included a few examples:
Events already in the submission/approval process until the end of 2022 will not be subject to this policy and will be processed as usual.
Should you have any questions or concerns about this new development, please do not hesitate to reach out. We appreciate your understanding and eagerly anticipate collaborating with you in support of your events.
This is an update to the approval process for AV services requested from the Media Services/Audio Visual department at the University of Redlands given our current staffing (1). Effective January 1st, 2023, events that are outside of normal University operation hours, Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm, will need to be submitted and approved by the Audio-Visual Services (AVS) team a minimum of 2 months prior to the month the event date falls in. Events must have adequately supplied information for event through their request or subsequent follow-up by the deadline to submit. The use of “TBD” language will not be allowed to circumvent the policy and will not be considered as a complete request submission to Audio Visual.
We have provided examples of what this policy will look like in practice below for your reference.
Desired Event Date/Time/Location/AV Requested: 3/4/23 (Saturday) – 12pm-3pm – Orton Center - Support for room equipment was requested
Desired Date/Time/Location/AV Requested: 6/1/23 (Thursday) – 4pm-7pm – Firepit
Desired Date/Time/Location/AV Requested: 4/3/23 (Monday) – 12pm-5pm – Hunsaker – Speaker needed outdoors with microphone
Desired Date/Time/Location/AV Requested: 7/26/23 (Wednesday) – 2pm-8pm – (Redlands Room) – Presentation equipment for the space (Projector, Laptop)
Any events already in the submission/approval process until the end of 2022, will not be subject to the policy and will be processed as usual.
Feel free to reach out should you have any questions or concerns about this new development. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to collaborating with you in support of your events.
Media Services maintains an inventory of portable audio visual and computer equipment for use on campus. Please call or email us if you have questions about what equipment we can provide.
We are located on the north side of the Armacost Library, LIB 175. Enter through the right set of double doors.
Monday through Friday—8 a.m. to 5 p.m -- during which all requests will be processed and Audio Visual Services administrative staff will be available. Audio Visual Services observes all University staff holidays.
Scheduled Event Support Hours
Monday – Friday: 8am – 10pm
Saturday: 8am – 10pm
(Weekends/Before 8am/After 10pm) Please note that requests are accepted on a limited basis and require a minimum of 14 business days notice in order to schedule staff. Advance notice does not guarantee that we will be able to fulfill your request, but it allows the AV team time to explore other options if necessary.
*Requests require at least 14 business days advance notice for events for all 25Live reservations*
Please also note that:
If you are planning an event on campus that requires audio and/or visual technology, you will be asked to describe your needs when you make your reservation with the office of Event Services. If additional details or explanations are required, the Audio Visual Manager will follow up with the event contact listed on the reservation. Reservations that simply say "TBD" will not be honored.
Events that require large scale audio or video systems or are located outdoors [e.g. Concerts, Movie Nights etc.] will need to be submitted at least 21 business days before your event and have been approved by the Audio Visual Services Manager. This is to ensure that we have the equipment and personnel available to ensure the success of your event. Events submitted less than 14 business days prior to the event will be denied.
Approval or denial of an event is based on, but not limited to, timely submission of resource requests, staffing availability, proper equipment availability, and weather conditions.
Please note that:
*Requests for livestreams require at least 20 business days advance notice*
Below are the livestream tiers, please note that not all clients are eligible for all tiers. Presidential events, historical events, and others that have a demonstrable viewership will take first priority. All livestreams are subject to approval from both the Audio Visual Services Manager and well as the Audio Visual Services Systems Engineer.
Multi-camera stream, with in-person video & audio engineers. Charges associated with VIP Tier assigned through contract with client. In addition to the Tier 1 specifications and equipment, AVS will provide lower thirds, with client templates used for those and additional graphics/transitions. VIP includes the availability of Remote Presenters. Inclusion of these stipulate additional charges, to be detailed within the contract. All services rendered will be performed by full time staff members from the Audio Visual Services Staff.
Multi-camera stream, with in-person video & audio engineers. Charges associated with Tier 1 assigned through contract with client. Minimum equipment includes (but is not limited to) professional streaming rig, full HD cameras, video switching, and more. Tier 1 streams include ability for remote presenters. All services rendered will be performed by full time staff members from the Audio Visual Services Staff.
Livestream or VTC with a single camera setup. If the room has an existing audio system, audio is fed to the stream from in-house microphones. In lieu of a built-in system, use of a single external microphone will be substituted so as to provide local area sound capture. Camera requirements must meet a professional camera tier or above, left to the discretion of the AVS staff. Tier 2 productions commit a single staff member to setup/operate/strike streams.
Streams for any platform. Camera must at minimum meet a webcam tier or above. Camera assignment left to the discretion of the AVS Manager/Systems Engineer. Audio will consist of built-in audio systems already within the space. In lieu of a built-in audio system in the space, the AVS staff will use the onboard camera microphones. No staff will be committed to Tier 3 streams. Once the system is operational, client will be in charge of the stream and of communicating with the AVS team about any issues.