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Lecture 11

TDR 1120 Lecture 11: Notes on Lectures 11, 14, 15
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TDR - Theatre and Drama
Course Code
TDR 1120
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Paul Gatrell

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Fundamentals of Production Design Lecture Notes 11, 14, and 15 Rigging (11) Rigger- person in charge of flying things in and out of playing space, and ensuring that no one dies; has to be certified (job pays well) Important parts: - Tension block- spring mechanism that creates tension in the rope - Rope line (not made of steel, but fiber) - Arbor- houses counterweights for whatever is hanging on the line - Track for the arbor to follow - Head block- main pulley - Locking rail- SUPER IMPORTANT; holds out of balance lines with a rope lock, and acts as a stabilizer for operators; is the bay that all the operated lines feed into; place where operators work the lines - Loft blocks - Batten- bar on which platforms and scenery are hung - Pipe- material battens are made from Hardware - Wire rope - Thimble- creates a loop out of wire rope so it does not crimp - Nicropress or swage sleeve- secures wire rope loops - Trim height- how far a drop will hang off the border agreed on by designers, directors, and technical directors to figure out how to hide the drop when it is flown offstage - D-ring and plate- bolts into platform to secure it, and allow it to fly - Shackle- connects D-ring to wire loop o Quick link- like a shackle but more temperamental and temporary o Carabiner- like quick link but has a lock - Turnbuckle- levels out flat by adjusting length of wire - Crosby or cable clamp- temporary form of nicrosleeve - Cheeseboro or pipe clamp- used to hang lighting in non-traditional spaces Things to know: - A rope with a steel or wire center is always preferred because it is sturdier - All thimbles and wires are rated for their weights to make sure everything works - Points of failure in rigging 1. crimped wire 2. unbolted plates and rings 3. excessive pin openings Sound Design (14) Diegetic v. non-diegetic Fundamentals of Productio
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