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Discussion in 'Education and Career Development' started by What Rigger?, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. What Rigger?

    What Rigger? I'm so fly....I Neverland.

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    So since I've already shot my mouth off in another thread, I'll just throw it out there:

    Stagecraft Institute: who ARE these guys???
     
  2. Spikesgirl

    Spikesgirl Active Member

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    I'm assuming that you've already gone to their website and checked them out. Sounds like they are trying to beef up the local offering of techs and whatnot down Vegas way. too many venues, not enough folks to fill the slots.

    I checked out their faculty - nobody there, so I don't know who they are.

    Char5lie
     
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    Looks interesting, I might have to check them out.
     
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    sound_nerd Active Member

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    A very real joke from what I can tell.
     
  5. Grog12

    Grog12 CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    That depends....if you're starting off and have a few bucks to burn it might be worth while....otherwise....well like I said in other threads I never said it was a good option.

    The list of sponsors also tells you a bit about what you'll be learning.

    Don Childs from Oklahoma City Univ was one of the founders.
     
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    porkchop Well-Known Member

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    Looking at it it would be a good idea if I was just coming in and wanted to get into it, but I don't see a lot past beginner information.

    On a side note is anyone else terrified that they have a human flying element in the rigging 101 class?
     
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    Spikesgirl Active Member

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    Oh, good, I'm glad I'm not the only one who was concerned about that. We never even talked about flying folks until the tail end of our advanced rigging class.

    I only rigged one person once (it was the scariest thing I'd ever done and I always got sick to my stomach until she was back on the ground.). That was enough for me.

    Every company has to start somewhere. I'd rather wait for a couple of years and then give them another look.

    Char5lie
     
  8. CynicWhisper

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    Don Childs struck me as pretty brilliant when I took a lighting design class with him. I don't know how much teaching he does there, but it you can find a way into one of his classes, do it.
     
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    midgetgreen11 Active Member

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    The scariest part of this is watching the video that they have posted of them flying people in the "vlog" section. the guy flying almost kicks a guy behind him in the face.
     
  10. dvsDave

    dvsDave Benevolent Dictator Administrator Senior Team CB Mods Fight Leukemia

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    It's just the camera angle, the guy behind him isn't really that close at all. Watch it again.

    I am intrigued by the concept and am curious about their execution. I also wonder at the reaction of potential employers when a technician presents the Institutes certification certificate.

    It might be worth further investigation.
     
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    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    If they are getting foy in there to show people how they do it, fine, and as long as they are telling people "heres how to fly people, call foy/ZFX".
     
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    Spikesgirl Active Member

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    Exactly my point. There are something that should be left to the professionals, like flying people or handling major pyro.
     
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    TimMiller Well-Known Member

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    I would hate to rig to fly a person. I hate rigging heavy loads as it is, i'd be even more freaked out rigging for a person. Yet i dont mind rigging to hold myself :D.
     

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