A Telescope-Stabilized Lift Rig
Set Designer: So then a large moon rises from behind the rake. But we don’t want to see any of the machinery to lift it.
Tech Director: No Problem. If we use black-nylon-covered cable, no one will see it behind the scrim.
Set Designer: Well, actually, the moon box is in front of the scrim.
Tech Director: In front of the scrim?
Set Designer: Yeah — but you can just put it on a big piston or something, right?
Tech Director: Maybe. How big is this moon box?
Set Designer: Well, in the model, it’s 18′ wide ….
Prevented from rigging aloft to pick up the 18′ × 14′ × 22″ moon box Douglas Rogers had designed for the Yale School of Drama’s production of Waiting ...