Tuesday, May 1, 2012

NAAFED Performing Rigging Workshop

The North American Association of Flying Effects Directors (NAAFED) will hold its Performer Rigging Workshop from May 22 to 25, 2012 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

USITT members, ETCP Certified Riggers, IATSE, CITT, EdTA, AEA, PLASA members, and students receive a $50 discount on the $600 workshop costs. Students are allowed to use both discounts.

The workshop is designed for all ages and skill levels.  Practical application will follow lecture-based presentations to provide attendees with the opportunity to practice the theories learned.  Participants will be exposed to the basics of good theatrical rigging practices, as well as hands-on exposure to a wide variety of performer rigging systems.  By the end of this workshop, a participant who arrived with basic theatrical knowledge should be able to recognize unsafe rigging conditions, converse fluently with a flying effects rigger, efficiently assist with the installation of a flying effects system, and operate a flying effects system for a production.

Instructor Tracy Nunnally is an ETCP Certified Rigger - Arena and Theatre (one of only 35 ETCP recognized trainers), head of the design and technology program at the NIU School of Theatre and Dance, and president of Hall Associates Flying Effects.

For more information, e-mail: naafed@flyingfx.com, call 888-359-4255 or visit www.naafed.com.

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