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Projector mounting policy

Postby jwizardc » Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:17 pm

Is the Church still dead set against permanently mounting a projector? Short of building a special device, our Stake Center requires me to haul a table to the stand, then put a podium on it, then put the projector on the podium.

Not a hugely big deal, but rather annoying when YW want to show a 3 minute video of camp. I end up being the first to arrive and the last to leave.

Please don't take this as complaining. I asked for this calling and I think I am doing a good job. At least the Presidency says so.

It would be so nice to be able to tell whomever to plug their laptop in and turn the projector on.

The chapel is the only place it is rational to use the projector since we got some nice new TVs last year.

I asked my Facilities guy (who actually gets things done!) about it and he reacted like I was asking him out for a beer.

Thanks!

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Re: Projector mounting policy

Postby russellhltn » Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:32 pm

jwizardc wrote:The chapel is the only place it is rational to use the projector since we got some nice new TVs last year.

I'd think the cultural hall is also a possibility. Depending on the event, the chapel may not be appropriate. (For example, BYU football.)

rather annoying when YW want to show a 3 minute video of camp.

Stake or ward? I made a personal decision a long time ago as a STS to excuse myself from doing things for ward functions. Otherwise, I'm afraid I'd end up being at every Sunday School lesson. Or at least every ward party for every ward that meets in the stake center.

Currently, my stake center has a projector in the library, so wards can use it without getting me involved.
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Re: Projector mounting policy

Postby Mikerowaved » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:25 pm

Permanently mounting a projector most likely will involve following local building codes, getting the proper permits, and using licensed contractors. Personally, I don't mind the 10 extra minutes to set one up.
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Re: Projector mounting policy

Postby jwizardc » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:01 am

Thanks for the replies.

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Re: Projector mounting policy

Postby StevePoulsen » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:11 pm

jwizardc wrote:Is the Church still dead set against permanently mounting a projector? Short of building a special device, our Stake Center requires me to haul a table to the stand, then put a podium on it, then put the projector on the podium.

Not a hugely big deal, but rather annoying when YW want to show a 3 minute video of camp. I end up being the first to arrive and the last to leave.

Please don't take this as complaining. I asked for this calling and I think I am doing a good job. At least the Presidency says so.

It would be so nice to be able to tell whomever to plug their laptop in and turn the projector on.

The chapel is the only place it is rational to use the projector since we got some nice new TVs last year.

I asked my Facilities guy (who actually gets things done!) about it and he reacted like I was asking him out for a beer.

Thanks!


The short answer: yes (applies only to US and Canada, as each Area makes it's own facilities policies)
The long answer:
Why are permanently mounted cameras, projectors and monitors not permitted in the meetinghouse?

There are two primary reasons the church does not permanently mount items such as cameras, projectors, and monitors in the meetinghouse:
  • The first is image. The church meetinghouses should portray an image of dignity, respectability, and reverence for a house of worship. [Meetinghouses] should be attractive, have lasting appeal, and add to the ambience of the community. Excessive adornment or detailing that conveys a feeling of opulence is not appropriate. The meetinghouse image is approved by the Presiding Bishopric during the meetinghouse design process. The excessive appearance of technology in the meetinghouse generally decreases rather than enhances the spirit of reverence in a meetinghouse.
  • The second is usability and shared resources. A screen, monitor or projector which Is permanently mounted, can not be used in another location, or for other purposes. By using portable equipment in the meetinghouse, that equipment may be more easily made available to anyone who uses the meetinghouse.

Standardized exceptions to these standards are made to accommodate the needs of members the meetinghouses serve. Examples include meetinghouses which serve deaf wards and branches, contains shared spaces for headquarters funded seminaries, institutes, and/or family history centers. Meetinghouses which include shared spaces should conform to the standards set by the funding department, such as CES (S&I) or FHD. Refer to MSPC notification #1, and the Meetinghouse Design and Construction Standards for additional details
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Re: Projector mounting policy

Postby seanhyte » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:47 pm

jwizardc wrote:Is the Church still dead set against permanently mounting a projector?

The official policy can be found here:
https://www.lds.org/help/support/meetin ... lang=eng#7
The FM is responsible for any mounting "in compliance with MFD standard plans".

jwizardc wrote:I end up being the first to arrive and the last to leave. . .It would be so nice to be able to tell whomever to plug their laptop in and turn the projector on.

You may want to suggest the stake call one or more assistant technology specialists. A youth could be called to help projector setups. An aTS can be male or female 12-years old or older.

See: https://www.lds.org/help/support/faq-as ... s?lang=eng
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Re: Projector mounting policy

Postby jwizardc » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:54 pm

Yah. I think that is a good idea.


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