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Everything You Must Know About Event Rigging Adelaide

Have ever been to a concert? Did you wonder why there was some hanging equipment placed at the top of the stage? That’s because it keeps the stage clutter free from any equipment that will only be needed once or doesn’t need to be visible on the stage. That act of hanging equipment is called event rigging. If you aren’t in the event organising industry, then you may be unfamiliar with this. In this post, we want to clarify what event rigging Adelaide is, why people do it and why it is necessary.

 

What Is Rigging?

First things first, let’s discuss what rigging is in general. Rigging is the process of holding and positioning items in the correct place to fulfil their specific requirements. These items include lighting, audio, video, and drapes which are placed hanging on the ceiling or wall for clearer stage visibility. Most of the time, professional rigging also includes aerial performance, lifting equipment, PR stunts, cars, and other projects where items need to be suspended in the air or attached to the wall.

 

 

Flown Rigging

When organisers attach equipment to the structure of the venue, that is called flown rigging. Typically,  the equipment is assembled on the ground before being hanged from the ceiling. Flown rigging is done using the chains of lifting hoists that are clipped into the roof while the lifting mechanism is attached to the ground. Various equipment such as speakers, truss, lighting, set, decor, video, graphic, and more. Once the assembly is complete, and all the equipment has been tested and calibrated accordingly, these items are then flown into the air and placed in its designated position. Each of the rigging equipment features safety bonds attached. They will act as a redundant device in case the hoist equipment fails. This process is called “safetying.”

 

Ground Support

When your event features rigged items, it will surely have ground supports to hold them for a specific production. Ground support usually has vertical legs and some form of a grid. In event rigging Adelaide, ground supports are typically made from aluminium truss systems. However, there are other variants such as steel, and metal. Additionally, ground supports are self-climbing since the legs are in a fixed position. The grid then lifts the legs to reach its final place.

There are so many things you need to know about event rigging. This article only serves as the fundamentals. For more information about event rigging Adelaide, visit our website now.