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Matt Collins

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Types of podiums?
« on: July 30, 2012, 03:42:04 pm »

Let's see your preferences on podiums?

Transparent, thin, big and bulky, etc  8)
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Re: Types of podiums?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2012, 03:44:52 pm »

Let's see your preferences on podiums?

Transparent, thin, big and bulky, etc  8)
Podiums for what?  For something very formal - graduation ceremony, POTUS, something more substantial and regal looking.  For informal, less mass is good.  For high tech - possibly a truss one:
http://www.globaltruss.com/ProductsList.aspx?MainId=6&Category=76
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Re: Types of podiums?
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 03:57:11 pm »

Let's see your preferences on podiums?

Transparent, thin, big and bulky, etc  8)

You mean lecterns?????
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Re: Types of podiums?
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 04:38:20 pm »

Podiums for what?  For something very formal - graduation ceremony, POTUS, something more substantial and regal looking.  For informal, less mass is good.  For high tech - possibly a truss one:
http://www.globaltruss.com/ProductsList.aspx?MainId=6&Category=76
Yes, think POTUS
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 09:23:35 pm »

Yes, think POTUS

yes, mr. rees is right.  you are almost certainly referring to a lectern as a podium by definition is something that you stand upon, not behind.  but i digress...

if you were thinking actual POTUS, he brings his own armor plated one.  but if you're looking for the 'look' you're gonna want to go big, heavy, wood.  that sort of thing.  politicians like things they can lean and pound on.

corporate usually likes to use more high tech looking stuff.  acrylic is really popular, as well as various brushed aluminum creations...  acrylic usually has no place for lectern mic wires, so they usually end up looking less clean than the designer would have liked....

acrylic surfaces tend to reflect light all over the place.  not always a good thing.  they also scratch really easily.

i've always liked the ones that were a combination of acrylic and aluminum, usually with some kind of insert for displaying the company logo or some such.  but they can often be a little flimsy looking for a political look, unless they are particularly wide/bulky looking...

what else you wanna know?  :)



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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2012, 11:39:16 pm »



corporate usually likes to use more high tech looking stuff.  acrylic is really popular, as well as various brushed aluminum creations...  acrylic usually has no place for lectern mic wires, so they usually end up looking less clean than the designer would have liked....



The acrylic ones I run into around here have holes in either front corner fitted with a soft rubber fitting through which we're supposed to fit the XLR base of a gooseneck mic.  Works pretty good in theory, but the weight of the  gooseneck makes the mics flop around.  I usually get around this by placing the two elements one over the other and using a twist-tie to bind them together.  Gray mic cords are relatively benign in that scheme.  And you're one up if the connectors at the mic are right angles.
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Re: Types of podiums?
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2012, 05:34:44 pm »

With the clear acrylic ones, it's always very tempting to put an LED fixture under it, because it looks really fucking cool, but remember that people have to read their notes off it, and don't let yourself give in to that temptation.
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Re: Types of podiums?
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2012, 08:42:47 pm »

With the clear acrylic ones, it's always very tempting to put an LED fixture under it, because it looks really fucking cool, but remember that people have to read their notes off it, and don't let yourself give in to that temptation.
just find one with a solid top and acrylic front/sides

i've even seen some with built in RGB LED edge lighting that's dmx controllable...now those are fancy!
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