Renting Audiovisual Equipment
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If your event is taking place in the Center for the Arts, The CFA Operations Manager (x2584) will make arrangements with you for any sound equipment needed (besides a large sound system, which you would have to rent from a sound company).
If your event is happening outside the Center for the Arts, you can rent audiovisual equipment by calling the Audiovisual Center (x4877) and requesting to reserve the kind of equipment you need. To ensure that your request can be met, you should call at least ONE TO TWO WEEKS in advance of the time you would like to have the equipment.
To charge fees to your group account, you will need to know your group account number. This is available from the WSA administrator in the WSA Office (x2410). After you have made a reservation for the film/video equipment, you can pick it up at the front desk of the Science Library on the day you’ve booked it for. Microphones and other sound equipment are picked up from room 113 in the Science Center. With sound equipment, you have to make pick-ups and deliveries during office hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m.). With other equipment, you can do this any time the Science Library is open. Equipment is returned to the same place you picked it up.
To rent a film or slide protector: The fee for a 24-hour rental of either is $6.
To rent video equipment: To rent video equipment for use in rooms in the Science Center, the fee is $10 per usage. You get a deck, TV Monitor and cart with the deal. To rent equipment for use outside the Science Center, the fee is still $10 per usage, but you have to arrange for Physical Plant (x3400) to move the equipment. There are also several portable decks available at SC113 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To rent microphones, amplifiers, tape recorders, and camcorders: For detailed information and updated prices, contact the Audiovisual Center (x4877).
To rent large sound systems: The WSA has a sound system that can be rented. If you have not been trained to operate the equipment you will have to pay a WeSound technician. For prices and booking information contact the WSA administrator at the WSA, x2410. When that system is not available, or if you need more oomph in your event, several stores can rent equipment: Ace Audio (267-0948), Matt’s Music (344-0525) or Snow Sound ( Berlin, 828-8825). Sound systems for bands will be different depending on the band and where the event is being held. YOU MUST ORDER THROUGH CARI IN THE WSA OFFICE TO AVOID TAX AND A $100 SECURITY DEPOSIT. On occasion, there are Wesleyan students who have sound systems of their own that are available for rent.
If your event is taking place in PAC, it is possible to use equipment owned by PAC (slide, 16mm, and overhead projectors, microphones in classrooms 001 and 004, VCR/monitor). The person to talk to is the Administrative Assistant for PAC, x2780.
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