Doral Performing Arts & Entertainment Academy is an award-winning high school and junior college in Miami, Florida. In August of 2019 the school completed construction on their new 7-story flagship classroom building. As part of the project, Doral Academy tasked Midtown Video with integrating a state-of-the-art video production and education facility as well as a high-end audio sound system and digital audio control room for the new central auditorium, which spans the 6th and 7th floors.

The new facilities are part of a larger plan that enables expert staging in the auditorium, as well as remote video production of live events such as choir recitals, band performances, and school plays. Advanced network cabling across the entire campus allows the school to manage remote systems anywhere on the 15 acres from the central facility.

The auditorium’s audio control room features an Allen & Heath digital console for mixing audio from various sources, including wireless microphones and on-stage junction boxes. The auditorium also received a PA system, speakers, and audio amplification equipment, as well as a Sony laser projector for big-screen video projection. The sophisticated audio design allows talent and musical instruments to be precisely captured for pristine sound pick-up.

The integration of an advanced, new TV studio and control room on the 5th floor of the Doral High School building includes Sony broadcast cameras, Libec camera support, Newtek Switcher, Vizrt 3Play replay system, and Allen & Heath digital mixing. The systems integrate directly with the school’s mass media/broadcasting classroom where students learn hands-on every aspect of contemporary television production.

“With the fixed video camera positions that we installed in the auditorium, and high-performance network connectivity to carry camera signals back to the new TV studio control room, Doral High School is now set-up to produce high-quality remote productions from the auditorium, as well as a variety of on-campus venues,” said Fernando Iglesias, VP of Sales for Midtown Video.

Midtown Video is a Miami-based Pro A/V systems integration firm with over 30 years of experience and a solid track record designing and building A/V facilities for educational institutions.