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Electrical rigging

The job of the rigging crew and systems technicians is to install the power and data infrastructure and rig any lights that could be time consuming for the first unit crew. A well-rigged set is orderly, well thought out, well labeled, there is always easy access to power, and everything is well tested. The rigging crew can dedicate the time and forethought to set things up so that everything works smoothly. They can anticipate possible problems or hazards and design solutions.

THE ROLE OF THE RIGGING GAFFER

It is the responsibility of the rigging gaffer to design the rig, oversee its installation and testing, and troubleshoot any problems before the production crew arrives to begin photography. The rigging gaffer ...

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