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St Francis Xavier Primary School

St Francis Xavier goes from dark to bright in recently transformed performance space

  • St Francis Xavier Primary School

  • December 2014

  • 180" 16:9 Motorised Grandview Screen, Epson EB6250 Projector, Lectrum Lectern, RTi iPad Control System, Bluray Player, 8x Shure Wireless Microphone Systems, 2x Australian Monitor MX883 Analogue Stereo Mixers, 18RU Rack, LED Follow Spot, Filming Lights, Green Screen, Chaveut Stage Lighting, Kramer VP438 Presentation Switch, 2x AVE 12" Active Speakers,

The team at Vision One were recently approached by St Francis Xavier Primary School and asked to develop a solution for their emerging multipurpose theatre space that would meet both standards of practicality and budget requirements.

The existing dark and decrepit drama space (used commonly to host events for the school, the parish, overseas visitors and the local community) was transformed into a new multifunctional performance space that features operational functionality specifically programmed to allow children from as young as the Prep level to operate the system competently.

A 180″ motorised 16:9 Grandview screen equipped with an accompanying Epson projector with short throw lens for shadow reduction was selected to power the visual component of the system design while 2x AVE 12″ active speakers were commissioned to cater for the expansive audio environment. Multiple connections including VGA, XLR for audio and HDMI were strategically placed across the front, rear and sides of the stage for ease of access from any location across the main stage.

A custom-fitted Lectrum lectern was installed along with a mobile custom iPad control system in an Adtec security enclosure, granting a global command of all audio and visual components including projector, audio, Bluray player, Foxtel and over 20 different lighting presets (designed to meet a variety of different filming and stage scenes). The iPad control system was configured on its own wireless network, separate from the school’s universal network removing the possibility of network interferences and security breaches.

In addition, 8 Shure wireless microphones (3x lapel and 5x handheld), 2x Australian Monitor MX883 analogue stereo mixers for audio control were fitted off in an 18RU mobile rack.

To complete the room’s vast array of lighting elements, a green screen, an LED follow spot on a tripod, stage lighting and filming lights were all installed to compliment the room’s recently established operational purpose.

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