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Set Lighting Technician's Handbook, 4th Edition by Harry Box

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CHAPTER

Electrical rigging

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The job of the rigging crew is to install all the cable and distribution equipment so that the large amounts of electricity needed for production can flow safely from the power source to the lights all over the sound stage or practical location. It is the responsibility of the rigging gaffer to design and estimate the rig, oversee its installation, have it tested, and troubleshoot any problems before the production crew arrives to begin photography. A well-rigged set is orderly, well labeled, and well thought out; gives electricians easy access to power; and does not get underfoot. The rigging gaffer can dedicate the time and forethought to set things up in a way that avoids any extra work or delays for ...

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