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[Video] Chi-Town Rising 2016: Making the Star

Posted by Flyhouse on Jun 20, 2016 11:53:03 AM

For years, New York City was home to the only New Year's Eve event worth mentioning. To ring in 2016, Chi-Town Rising was born and Chicago Flyhouse was honored to be a part of the festivities.

Chicago Flyhouse fabricated a custom hoist system to lift the countdown star up the side of the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago to help ring in the New Year. 

How did we make it happen? The wonderful people at Doejo followed Flyhouse during the process and results are below in the detailed video. 

Making The Star: Chi-Town Rising from Doejo Video on Vimeo.

Topics: News, Hoist System, Video, Chi Town Rising

[Video] Theatrical Rigging in Under Eight Minutes

Posted by Flyhouse on Jun 20, 2016 10:31:57 AM

Think you know the mechanics behind theatrical rigging? When a performer is flying across the stage, Chicago Flyhouse makes it look like there is no effort involved. 

A few years ago, Chicago Revealed did a short feature on the behind-the-scenes work of how our customized solutions happen on a daily basis.

Want to know more about our rigging? Check out how we rigged up Yao Ming for his Gatorade commercial and other performer flying projects we have completed.

Topics: News, Theatrical Rigging, Video