Iowa State Memorial Union

A/V Packages & Pricing

The Memorial Union offers numerous Audio Visual services to help make your event easy and successful. The pricing for each Audio Visual package is listed in the tables below, with a more robust description of the services provided further down on this page

The prices below will be in effect from July 1st, 2021 to June 30th, 2022.

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Audio Packages

Stuorg Cost
Department Cost
Public Cost
Minimum Staffing
 
Announcements and/or Background Music $0 $0 $30 (A)
Lecture or Presentation $0 $0 $50 (B)
Lecture or Presentation w/Panel $100 $150 $225 (C)
Portable Sound System $80 $150 $200 (D)
Small Performance (Ballrooms Only) $50 $75 $125 (D)
Large Performance (Ballrooms Only) $200 $250 $400 (E)

Projector/TV Packages

  S D P  
Single Screen $0 $25 $200 (A)
Multiple Screens (cost per additional screen) $35 $35 $215 (A)

Video Packages

  S D P  
Single Camera $0 $100 $150 (B)/(D)
Multi-Shot Camera $0 $300 $450 (F)
Panopto Recording (Ballrooms Only) $0 $75 $125 (I)
Panopto Webcast (Ballrooms Only) $25 $100 $150 (I)

Lighting Packages (Durham Great Hall Only)

  S D P  
Performance $100 $100 $100 (D)
Presentation $20 $20 $40 (I)
Spotlight $45 $45 $45 (H)
Custom Lighting Design * * * (D)

A/V Tech Staffing Fees

  S D P  
Hourly Rate $20 $25 $30  
Daily Rate (Up to 8 hours) $140 $160 $220  
Weekly Rate (Up to 48 hours) $720 $900 $1000  

Additional/"A la Carte" Services

  S D P  
Additional Microphones $25 $25 $25  
Direct Box (DI) $0 $20 $20  
Powered Speakers (Pair) $40 $60 $100  
Media Splitter/Press Mult Box $0 $20 $30  
Ethernet Jack $15 $15 $15  
4-Port Ethernet Switch $15 $15 $15  
Conference Phone $30 $30 $30  
Rolling Projector Cart (No Projector) $0 $20 $20  
Portable Screen (No Projector) $0 $15 $15  

Notes

* Custom lighting design pricing is based on client requested design. Our Technology Manager will meet with you to discuss and develop your design.

A Lecture or Presentation is defined as:

  • Any event with a speaker or panel as the focal point, with the intent to discuss or inform an audience of a particular topic or topics

A Performance Event is defined as:

  • Any event generally for the purpose of entertainment that includes some style of live performance.
  • Includes (but is not limited to): Performances with musical instruments, Vocal performances, Spoken Word, Comedy, or Dance performances 

Minimum Staffing Requirements

Events with rehearsals or tech checks outside of the originally booked event time will be billed additional charges for labor, but not for equipment

These minimum staffing requirements are assessed on a "per room" basis

Events with multiple simultaneous rooms requiring AV may require additional AV Tech support staff, at the discretion of the Event Management Office

(A) 1 Hour for setup and 1/2 hour for teardown if in ballrooms

(B) Event time plus 1 Hour for setup and 1/2 hour for teardown if in ballrooms

(C) Event time plus 1 Hour for setup and 1/2 hour for teardown in any room

(D) Event time plus 2 Hours for setup and 1 hour for teardown for one dedicated AV Tech

(E) Event time plus 2 & 1/2 Hours for setup and 1 hour for teardown for two dedicated AV Techs

(F) Event time plus 2 & 1/2 Hours for setup and 1 hour for teardown for one dedicated AV Tech

(G) Event time plus 1 Hour for setup and 1/2 hour for teardown for one dedicated AV Tech

(H) Event time plus 1 Hour for setup and 1/2 hour for teardown for one dedicated AV Tech

(I) Based on audio or projector/TV packages

(J) Paired with Multi-Shot Camera package

Package Descriptions

Audio Packages
  • Announcements & Background Music 
    • Up to 2 microphones
    • 1 DI box for laptop audio
    • Requires AV Tech for event time + 1 hour of setup + 1/2 hour of teardown if in ballrooms
  • Lecture or Presentation
    • Up to 3 microphones
    • 1 DI box for laptop audio
    • Hearing Assist System upon request
    • Media/Recording Feed upon request
    • Requires AV Tech for the event time + 1 hour of setup + 1/2 hour of teardown if in ballrooms
  • Lecture or Presentation with Panel
    • Up to 10 microphones
    • 1 DI box for laptop audio
    • Hearing Assist System upon request
    • Media/Recording Feed upon request
    • Requires AV Tech for the event time + 1 hour of setup + 1/2 hour of teardown in any room
  • Portable Sound System
    • Can be used in ballrooms or outdoor spaces (At staff discretion contingent on weather)
    • Up to 2 microphones
    • 2 audio inputs for client provided devices
    • 2 Powered speakers + amplifier
    • Media/Recording Feed available upon request
    • Requires AV Tech for the event time + 1 hour of setup + 1/2 hour of teardown
  • Small Performance Event (Ballrooms only)
    • Up to 4 microphones
    • Up to 2 DI boxes for instrument input
    • 1 DI box for laptop audio
    • Up to 2 stage monitors
    • Hearing Assist System upon request
    • Media/Recording Feed upon request
    • Requires at least one dedicated AV Tech for the event time + 2 hours of setup + 1 hour of teardown
  • Large Performance Event (Ballrooms only)
    • Up to 16 microphones
    • Up to 6 DI boxes for instrument input
    • Up to 8 stage monitors
    • Extra Sub and Fill speakers
    • Hearing Assist System upon request
    • Media/Recording Feed upon request
    • Requires at least two dedicated AV Techs for the event time + 2 & 1/2 hours of setup + 1 hour of teardown
Projector/TV Packages
  • Single Screen
    • Projector or TV screen (mobile or mounted)
    • Projector screen (if not a TV screen)
    • All necessary video cables and adapters
    • Presentation Clicker
    • One video source per room (Campanile room is a single screen room)
    • Requires AV Tech for event time + 1 hour of setup + 1/2 hour of teardown if in ballrooms
  • Multiple Screens
    • Multiple Projectors or TV screens (mobile or mounted)
    • Projector screen (if not a TV screen)
    • All necessary video cables and adapters
    • Presentation Clicker
    • Video splitter/router
    • One video source to multiple rooms, or multiple video sources to multiple screens
    • Requires AV Tech for event time + 1 hour of setup and 1/2 hour of teardown if in ballrooms
Video Packages
  • Single Camera
    • One camera
    • Static shot
    • If using for Image Magnification (IMAG):
      • Can only be used in Ballrooms
      • Requires AV Tech for 1 hour of setup and 1/2 hour of teardown
    • If using for a livestream or High Definition (1080p) recording
      • Can be used in any room
      • Can broadcast to Facebook Live, Youtube Live and several other services
      • Requires AV tech for 2 hours of setup and 1 hour of teardown
  • Multi-Shot Camera
    • Multiple Cameras
    • Switcher
    • Movable cameras and dynamic shots
    • Computer input may also be mixed in
    • Requires one dedicated AV Tech for the event time + 2 & 1/2 hours of setup and 1 hour of teardown
    • If using for a livestream or High Definition (1080p) recording
      • Can be used in any room
      • Can broadcast to Facebook Live, Youtube Live and several other services
      • Requires AV tech for 2 hours of setup and 1 hour of teardown
  • Panopto Recording (Ballrooms Only)
    • Single camera static shot
    • Projector slides are also recorded
    • Unedited video and audio recording, shared with client via the University’s Panopto server
  • Panopto Webcast (Ballrooms Only)
    • Single camera static shot
    • Projector slides are also recorded
    • Public link provided to client via the University’s Panopto server
Lighting Packages
  • Performance Event (Durham Great Hall only)
    • Lighting console to control house and stage lights
    • Can move lights mid-event
    • Can change colors of lights mid-event
    • Programming and Cueing of lights
    • Requires one dedicated AV Tech for the event time + 2 hours of setup and 1 hour of teardown; additional as needed for programming
  • Presentation (Durham Great Hall only)
    • Stage Wash lighting
    • Cyc curtain wash with color
    • Fixed/static look
  • Spotlight (Durham Great Hall only)
    • Spotlight for performance
    • Requires one dedicated AV Tech for the event time + 1/2 hour of setup and 1/2 hour of teardown
  • Custom lighting design
    • Technology manager will meet with you to design and develop a plan for your event
    • Custom designs will be quoted based on design
    • Staffing is based on design and necessary setup, operation and teardown needs
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