Rigging
Collapse Basic Truss Theory
$100

This class will cover Basic Truss Theory including the components of a truss, the function of each and how those components work as a unit to safely support and transfer loads. This is intended to be the first in a series of presentations on truss and truss systems covering safe use and application, selection, inspection and information on Ground Supported Truss Systems, indoor and outdoor.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Go Live Date: April 25, 2017

Approved Credit:
  • ETCP: 1 hour CEU

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    Collapse Entertainment Rigging Basics
    $50

    This basic level lecture reviews best practices for entertainment rigging situations, shows examples of incorrect rigging, and suggests some resources available for further training. By the end of this review, an attentive person should be able to: a) identify questionable and potentially dangerous rigging situations in an entertainment rigging system, b) work as a member of a theatrical rigging team, and c) source professional assistance for issues that exceed their knowledge base.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Go Live Date: April 25, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • ETCP: 0.50 hours CEU

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    Collapse Fall Protection: The Right Gear for Right After the Fall
    $50

    A presentation for entry and intermediate level technicians that provides information on the proper use of fall protection safety harnesses, shock absorbing lanyards and self-retracting lifelines.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Go Live Date: April 25, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • ETCP: 0.50 hours CEU

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    Collapse Loads in Mechanical System Design
    $50

    Loads may not have changed but the way we evaluate them has. The entertainment industry has shifted away from relying on single, large factors of safety, instead applying appropriately smaller design factors to understood loads. In this session, the presenters will define terms such as characteristic, dynamic, and peak load, and they will demonstrate how these concepts are used in engineering calculations.

    These principles form the basis for current entertainment machinery Standards. This session is part of the Engineering Commission ‘s Mechanical Design Series with “Stage Machinery Brake Design and Selection“and “Emergency Stop Systems - How Safe is Safe Enough?”.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Go Live Date: April 25, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • ETCP: 0.75 hours CEU

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    Collapse Physics of Theatre: Dynamics of Performer Flying
    $50

    Building on Physics of Theatre sessions of previous years, this session will quantify common performer flying motion and use that information to determine the tensions in each system component.  We will work through simple pendulum and traveling systems and discuss how torque and center of mass affect these systems.  We will talk about terminal velocity and other limitations and concerns associated with free-fall.  This session is led by ETCP recognized trainer, Verda Beth Martell, and Physicist Dr. Eric Martell for 1 ETCP renewal credit.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Go Live Date: April 25, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • ETCP: 1 hour CEU

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    Collapse Quickfire: Loudspeaker Enclosures Intended for Overhead Suspension
    ANSI E1.8

    This video is a brief overview of ANSI E1.8, a standard for the structural integrity of loudspeaker enclosures that are suspended overhead. The standard was written to mitigate the risk of flown speaker enclosures breaking and dropping debris. It is geared towards loudspeaker enclosure manufacturers, but being aware of a manufacturers minimum requirements could be beneficial to a user’s work. Viewers of the video are offered instructions on where to download the standard for free, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Go Live Date: April 24, 2017
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    Collapse Quickfire: Manual Counterweight Rigging Systems
    ANSI E1.4

    The video is a brief introduction into the fourth of ESTA’s American National Standards. The standard applies to permanently installed, manually operated but counterweighted systems of stage rigging hardware for the raising, lowering, and suspension of scenery, lighting, and similar loads. It doesn't apply to performer flying, or to raising or lowering people. The video outlines what is in the standard, and tells the viewer where to download the standard for free courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance.  

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Go Live Date: April 24, 2017
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    Collapse Quickfire: Powered Hoist Systems
    ANSI E1.6

    This video is a brief introduction to the E1.6 suite of standards, which covers the design, inspection, maintenance, selection, use, and control of electric chain hoists and powered hoist systems. The broad requirements of the standards are covered, some guidance is offered on whom the standards are applicable to, and viewers are given instructions on where to download the standard for free, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Go Live Date: April 24, 2017
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    Collapse Stage Machinery Brake Design
    $50

    Brakes in stage machinery are a tap-dance between having enough braking force to safely stop the load and too much braking force that would result in excessive dynamic forces. This session describes the various brake designs and current options in the market. A quick overview about how to dimension brakes for a specific machine and the special requirement for brakes in machines intended for performer flying. 

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Go Live Date: April 25, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • ETCP: 0.50 hours CEU

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