1. Hugtrain

    Lighting Fixture Pulley

    Hi,On a recent trip to see my uncle who works at the Opera Philidelphia, I was at the Wilma as they unloaded "10 days in a madhouse." It was the first time I had seen a loadout of a professional show. I also happened to notice that when they were lowering the lights above the house, they...
  2. S

    Pros and Cons of Different Clamps

    I've been looking into different clamp types but I'm struggling to find comparisons of different types or explanations about what applications each type is intended for. Here's what I've found so far and please do tell me if I'm getting anything wrong:C-clamps or c-clamp adjacent hardware can...
  3. I

    Is this safe?

    Hi there, hopefully this is a good place to post. Wasn't really sure where to get professional advice.I started at a convention center not to long ago. In the beginning we'd build some baby truss box arches 12x12 occasionally. None of us have any rigging experience, but it only seemed a little...
  4. kiersplat

    Hoisting heavy objects to and from a low grid

    I have a pair of Electrovice ETX-10P speakers which individually are about 50lbs. I put ETX-TCA-S truss brackets on both of them. We have about a 9ft-ish high grid in the space that I mounted the speakers to.When I put the speakers up, my team just passed me the speaker while I was up on a...
  5. robyn.w

    Rigging MR 16 strip lights to hang Vertical

    I have a project coming up that needs to have L&E MR 16 Strips hang vertically from a line set where it can fly in and out during the show. The dilemma is that we cannot use schedule 40 pipe. I saw at a concert a few years back a special bracket (picture attached) that was attached to the end of...
  6. W

    Recommendations please!

    Anybody ever used http://www.outbackrigging.com/Outback-Rigging-Group-c1 ? Looking to hire rigging equipment for an upcoming production but looking to get recommendations before opting for one - any info welcome!
  7. MRW Lights

    A "year" into pandemic production.... also Rain still happens...

    A little backstory, we're a little over halfway through this year's commencement ceremonies on our campus. Last year we returned full time to production for the rescheduled commencement ceremonies and now we're back 10 months later for round 2! A little wiser, a little bit healthier, but somehow...
  8. C

    Advice: Truss and Chain Motors

    Hi all, I’m looking to rig a 60’ truss supported by 4 chain motors. The company I’m working with is looking to buy, not rent. I’ve never purchased rigging equipment and so wanted to reach out and see where I should look for truss, and what your suggestions are for which chain motors are the best...
  9. What Rigger?

    EDC 2021 Las Vegas aerialist rigging

    Hey, if anyone has a contact with the aerialist riggers at EDC Las Vegas this year, could you DM me? Trying to help a friend with an aerialist rigging issue.
  10. N

    Flat Rigging Question

    I know that rigging is a bit of a touchy subject but, for whatever it's worth, I'm not operating outside of my comfort zone. In any case, the high school that I work with has elected to stage a musical this year. Due to the current circumstances, we've chosen a musical with a much smaller cast...
  11. Vertigo Flying Effects

    Registration is now open for TOP Flight 2020 with Vertigo™ Flying Effects & Theatrical Rigging!

    Registration is now open for TOP Flight 2020 with Vertigo™ Flying Effects & Theatrical Rigging! TOP Flight is an annual multi-day workshop which trains technicians, operators, and performers to install flying systems, operate flying equipment, and conduct flight choreography. In the past...
  12. JD

    Not a collapse! Imagine engineering this one

    Imagine the math involved.Youtube time-lapse-
  13. ScenicKatie

    Casters For Rolling Chairs

    Hey there!I am working on the set for a high school production of GREASE and the choreographer is hoping for 10 rolling chairs for Beauty School Dropout. My stage is rather beat up hard wood so I am looking for the best casters for a smooth and quiet ride during the number. Any suggestions...
  14. C

    mounting loudspeaker to grid

    Hi, My school's auditorium recently underwent a renovation. We have a dead hung schedule 40 1.5" pipe grid, 4' spacing. Grid is about 17' above deck. I want to see if it is possible to safely mount two loudspeakers from one of the battens, ideally the one just upstage of main curtain, keeping...
  15. Christopher Bernardi

    Temporary Dead Hanging

    So I'm putting together plans for the scenery of a show called Constellations, and I really want to use dead hung mirrors all over the space to further cement my interpretation of the multiverse theory, but since the space is used as a classroom during the day, I need to figure out a way to rig...
  16. Vertigo Flying Effects

    TOP Flight Masterclass - Vertigo Flying Effects & Rigging

    Good Morning! Vertigo Flying Effects & Rigging (based in the Chicagoland area) will be holding our annual TOP Flight Masterclass, July 30 - August 3. TOP Flight is an annual, multi-day workshop that trains technicians, operators and performers on installing flying systems, operating flying...
  17. B

    Truss Loading Charts with Multiple Motors

    Hey everyone. This seems like kind of stupid question, and one I should certainly know by now, so I apologize if it is, but I just want to be sure how these things work, with as little assumption as possible.When reading truss loading charts, I assume this is based on hanging a particular...
  18. venuetech

    Bounce focus tips??

    A speed square is usualy hanging around. I taped a string with a small weight onto the back sidewith the electric at spike you can stand at the desired focus point, and line up the fixture with the back of the square. make note of the anglefly the electric in to a working hight then...
  19. Noah Watkins

    Flying a Clump of Medium Sized Objects

    Hey all,New poster on the site and hoping y'all can help me out.I'm currently TD'ing the Dolphin Show at Northwestern University - "Hello, Dolly." The designer wants to fly two different clumps of objects - foam dress forms and parisols. I've attached her AutoCAD drafting. Long story short...
  20. Ben Mills

    De-rig Arms

    Hi all,Why are the doughty style of boom arms become dubbed 'derig arms'? Where did the term come from?Just curious.