Stage Rigging Spring 2015

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Stage Rigging Spring 2015
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Entertainment Technology
Course Code
ENT 3410
Semester / Year
Spring 2015
Course Description

The course is designed to familiarize the student with the basic principles of rigging, the equipment in general use, and the appropriate safety practices and procedures. By the end of the course the student should be able to:
 Estimate weights of objects and determine loads imposed on the rigging system
 Identify and properly connect essential rigging hardware
 Tie a selection of important knots
 Operate a counterweight rigging system
 Rig a theatrical aluminum truss on chain hoists
 Specify complete lists of materials required for basic rigging situations


This course was created by: John McCullough

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2/20/15 class notes

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2/13/2015 Notes

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