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Uva's Rigging Guide for Studio and Location by Sabrina Uva, Michael Uva

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When picking cable for a project, I usually use aircraft-rated cable. It’s strong and flexible. It does nicely for most jobs. Seven by nineteen (see later) usually seems to work best. Use the fixture with which you can accomplish the job safely. If you don’t have a great deal of experience with cable, contact VER Sales in Burbank, California. They are as close to experts as anyone can be. I did a car spot in Japan with a hot young actor. My crew had to fly a 60-foot by 80-foot frame with silk on it. We used aircraft cable locks, span sets, and a 70-ton crane with a spreader beam on it to distribute the weight. I tell this story because years ago, when I first started keying, my budget was for rope, not cable. As ...

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