Briefing Theater, Continued
Often, the seating type and arrangement already existed before you arrived at
the command. Carefully assess the seating in the briefing theater. The
audience should be no closer to the screen than twice the screen width and no
farther from the screen than eight times the screen width. All seats should be
within the purview of the angle of projection for the screen in the briefing
theater. Seats should be comfortable without being plush. Seats should face
forward except in a briefing theater where the flag staff or dignitary seating
should have the ability to rotate.
Place the lectern in front of and to one side of the screen. The lectern should
not interfere with the audience view of the screen. If the speaker uses any
lecture aids, such as an easel or marker board, place them on the opposite
side of the room, angled toward the audience, and not obstructing the
audiences view of the screen.
The area used to setup the projection devices is the projection area. Restrict
free movement through this area to minimize trip hazards and possible
damage to the machines and machine connections. In some commands, this
projection area is an enclosed booth; in others, it is no more than a mobile
rack in the back of a room or a projector on the end of a large table.