200B - Intermediate Rigging Bundle Session B - Live Webinar Training, Tuesdays, Nov 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 1-3pm PST by EPS Training
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200B - Intermediate Rigging Bundle Session B - Live Webinar Training, Tuesdays, Nov 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 1-3pm PST

Starts Nov 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM PST

Through this four-course series, students will explore more advanced concepts of rigging—starting with ways to calculate forces and loads. Students will explore specialty equipment that is used extensively in rigging installations and identify ways to regularly inspect their hardware. The course covers the basic components of counterweight systems and includes an introduction to arena rigging.

8 ETCP Recert Credits
Enrollment is closed

Course Description

Day 1, Tuesday Nov 10
During this class we will begin to explore the forces involved in rigging and look at ways of explaining and quantifying them. We will learn some basic math to calculate point loads and uniform loads. We will also have a discussion about indeterminate structures and why they are so important to understand.

Day 2, Tuesday Nov 17
This session will be a deeper dive into topics related to hardware and its use. We will discuss standards that apply to the rigging hardware we use on a daily basis and consider how hardware inspection should be worked into our process. We will also look at hardware that is used extensively in rigging design and installations that is outside of what we might consider "normal" hardware. Students will review samples of many of the items that come up in the instructor’s studio.

Day 3, Tuesday Dec 1
This class will be an overview of counterweight systems. We will discuss the applicable standards and use those standards to discuss issues of maintenance and inspection. During the session we will discuss all of the components in a typical counterweight system and cover basic operation of these systems.

Day 4, Tuesday Dec 8
This session is an overview of arena rigging operations. We will discuss what makes arena rigging a truly unique entity that requires discipline and an ability to adapt to the situation. We will look at all of the typical hardware and practices involved with typical arena style rigging. Last but not least, we will look at a simple way of calculating basic bridles. Instructor will demonstrate examples of baskets and hardware.

Your Instructor, Eric Rouse

Eric Rouse has spent almost 25 years as a rigger, rigging trainer, inspector and project manager. He worked for Flying by Foy, Cirque du Soleil and the Denver Center. Eric was a tenured professor at Penn State and an inspector for Royal Caribbean's fleet of ships inspecting their venues all over the world. He is an ETCP Certified Rigger and Recognized Trainer and has done rigging training for 15 years for many clients including Disney, Cirque, ETC and IATSE.