Audio-Visual Services

Audio-Visual Services

The Physics lecture demonstration staff provide audio-visual equipment and services for the convenience of Physics faculty, staff, and graduate students running events within LeConte and Birge Halls. Additional services are available campus-wide by Media Services. Here is what we can do for you:  [link to Instructional Support Group]

Classes in LeConte Lecture Halls 1 - 4

We provide equipment, including setup, takedown, and assistance to classes including Physics 10, 7A-B-C, H7A-B-C, and Physics 8A-B. Videotaping of special events can be arranged by request. Equipment available for these lecture halls includes:

  • wireless microphone
  • overhead projectors
  • video projector
  • 35 mm slide projector
  • VHS camcorder
  • VHS Video Cassette Recorder
  • Dell notebook computer
  • Apple PowerBook G3
  • laser disk player
  • 16 mm movie projector
  • 8 mm movie projector

To request equipment, e-mail demos@physics.berkeley.edu, call 642-3267, or stop by 72 LeConte during business hours. Personnel from other departments or units should contact Media Services for any A-V needs.

Classes/Events in other LeConte and Birge Classrooms

For events outside the main LeConte Lecture Halls, Physics faculty, staff, and graduate students may borrow equipment from the A-V closet (350 LeConte) or from 72 LeConte. Borrowers must sign out equipment and return it promptly after the event. The lecture demonstration staff is not available to deliver, set up, and operate the equipment for users outside the main lecture halls.

A-V eEquipment from Room 366 LeConte:

This is a self-service facility with slide projectors, overhead projectors, a portable screen, extension cords, and spare bulbs. Please sign out any equipment using the sign-out calendar which is located next to the copy machine and return the equipment right after your event. Report any problems to Lecture Demo staff ( demos@berkeley.edu, 642-3267).

A-V Equipment from Room 72 LeConte:

Physics personnel may borrow A-V equipment from the lecture demonstration staff in 72 LeConte during business hours. To assure availability, reserve equipment in advance by contacting Roberto Barrueto or James Little at 642-3267, by e-mail ( demos@physics.berkeley.edu) or in person. Make arrangements to return the equipment early the next morning for any event that ends after 72 LeConte closes. Items available to borrow from 72 LeConte include:

  • overhead projector
  • VHS Video Cass Recorder
  • Apple PowerBook G3*
  • 35 mm slide projector
  • portable video projector*
  • 16 mm movie projector
  • Dell notebook computer*
  • 8 mm movie projector
  • Wired and Wireless Microphones*
  • Document Camera*

 *Class use has priority over administrative and research use for these items.

For Events Outside of LeConte and Birge Halls

Media Services provides A-V equipment and services across campus. Many lecture halls have extensive equipment built-in or accessible by a key that Media Services can provide. Some large physics lectures meet in Pimentel, for which Media Services provides A-V equipment and staff. They also loan equipment from their office in 15 Dwinelle Hall. Equipment for classes is provided free of charge, but other events, such as research seminars and special evening lectures, incur fees.