|Author: Delbert L. Hall
Publisher: Spring Knoll Press
Trim Size: 8.5" x 11"
Tentative Date of Release: March 1, 2013
Description: The job of an entertainment rigger is to safely suspend objects (scenery, lights, sound equipment, platforms, and even performers) at very specific locations above the ground. The type, size and location of the structural members from which these objects must be suspended vary greatly from venue to venue. Additionally, the size, weight, and location of each object varies from object to object. To ensure that each object is safely suspended at the proper location, math is essential. If you want to be a top-notch rigger, you have to know math. Math does not have to be hard. It is a lot like baking - you need a good recipe, and then you just have to follow it - EXACTLY. The purpose of this book is to provide you with the recipe for solving rigging problems. Once you learn the recipes, you will be able figure out many rigging problems. This book is more than a list of formulas - it will also help users grasp some of the principles behind the physics of rigging. By understanding these principles and the math behind them, entertainment riggers should be able to look at many rigging situations and determine if it is “obviously safe,” or “obviously unsafe,” without actually doing any math. However, there are many cases where the load is just uncertain, or the answer is not obvious, and the math needs to be done. This book may be of particular interest to individuals who wish to become a certified rigger. Many of the mathematical problems and other information presented in this book are intended to prepare individual for the types of questions they might encounter on a certification exam – in both theatre and arena rigging.