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Using Audio-Visual Presentations to Learn about Nature

Hi, my name is Fern, and I volunteered as an inner-city school teacher after I finished college. Many of my students had never been outside of the city, and although I couldn't take them into the mountains or the forests or even on a field trip to a farm, I wanted to give them a semblance of that experience. I ended up using audio-visual equipment to simulate a natural environment. My students were able to see grass blowing in the wind, time-lapse videos of trees growing, and they were surrounded by the sounds of nature. If you want to use audio-visual equipment to teach kids about nature or any other subject, check out my posts. They will guide you toward excellence.

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High-End Theater On A Low-End Budget

by Eugene Mitchell

A home theater is the ultimate in home luxury. As a result, there is no surprise that a new theater can come with a high price tag. However, the same does not have to be your experience. You can have a comfortable and awesome theater in your home without blowing your entire budget. Learn some measures you can take to keep your installation cost lower. 

Choose Traditional Furniture

You have plenty of high-tech options to choose from when it comes to furniture for your home theater. However, it's important to keep in mind that you don't necessarily need to outfit your space with theater furniture. 

The magic of a theater is in the sights and sounds you see and hear, not so much the surface you are sitting on. If you find that splurging on special future is going to blow your budget, consider buying traditional furniture pieces, such as a few love seats. You and your family will still have a comfortable place to sit, but for a fraction of the cost. 

Hire a Professional

Some people think that the best way to save money on a new theater installation is to do everything themselves. However, in the long run, a DIY installation may end up costing you more money. You should always hire a professional. Professional installation can save you money in several ways. 

First, there is the confidence that the installation has been performed correctly. If you don't perform the installation successfully the first time, you will have to call someone in to repair the issue, which will drive up your cost. Second, a professional installer can help you save because they can tell you what exactly you need and don't so that you don't buy items unnecessarily. 

Expand Over Time

Don't assume that you have to purchase everything right away. A home theater is an addition that you can build on to overtime, which can save you considerably. Ideally, you should start with the basics. For instance, a good projector, screen, and a sound system. You can expand to upgraded flooring and wall coverings in the future.

Sit down and look at your budget and then make a priority list of the items you want and need in the theater and mark them off as you go along. 

You can create a space that is enjoyable for your entire family while still maintaining the right budget for your lifestyle. Ensure you take your time during the process and partner with a professional, such as at Evolution Audio Video, for the best results.