Rigging in general, and especially flying people is not a subject that can freely be discussed here on the boards for liability reasons. If you need to do rigging work it is best you call a professional who actually can come to your theatre. If you need to fly people, it is best you call a rigging company that specializes in that. If you can't get that professional help then I would suggest you not attempt to fly people.
I worked on a show with foy about 4 years ago, I remember it being around 6k, though they trained one of our riggers to run the show, so we didn't have to pay a foy guy to stay in town. They come in, do the install, stay through tech and opening then leave. When the run is done they can either come in and drop the points or you can drop the gear and ship it back.I know that this isn't really a good question, as there are so many variables, but what does a company like Sapsis or Foy charge to come in and provide a service such as flying a person for the show described? Just curious.
Yes, but while you were making flat rate (or whatever...) climbing around, we were making bubkiss sitting squabbling.
Not me! I'm on salary!
All salary mean is they pay you less to work more . Even though half the time I work its bla bla bla a week.
Ya but you get all those cool perks... like health insurance..... and dental.... and not have to file 3 million different way for taxes...... there are few things better in life then surfing the net and running a LX console at the same time and never missing a cue, so it can be done (I am better board op when I am districted, I tend to not be able to shut off my design mind when I'm board opping so I jump cues left and right, my computer takes me out of the show and makes me pay attention to the com and the go button).
What, no music stands to set up?My very first IA gig was the load in for On The Town with Phillis Newman at the Imperial Theater in NY. We did five 16 hour days starting on a Saturday. Sunday started at time and a half for the first 8 and double for the second. Monday was a national holiday. Tuesday was rehearsals and Wednesday rehearsal and evening Preview. I grossed around 2K which was a lot of money in 1971.
BTW, I was on the Props crew and our gear was on the last of the seven semi's, didn't do a thing till Monday night.