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Dear Flyhouse - Field Museum

Posted by Flyhouse on May 30, 2018 1:15:06 PM
Field Letter 1 Draft 2-1

Topics: Flyhouse Projects, Dear Flyhouse

Where Is Flyhouse? (May 2018)

Posted by Flyhouse on May 8, 2018 4:21:45 PM

Finishing up a few projects and starting new ones as the summer ramps up.

Where is Flyhouse_ May 2018

Projects

  • CNA
  • Dance and Music Academy
  • Great Lakes Center for the Arts
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium
  • Laraway Elementary School
  • North Shore Country Day School
  • Willow Creek Community Church

Inspections

  • Lyons High School
  • Marquette University High School
  • Rivers Casino

Cruise Ship Inspections/Trainings

  • Adventure - Port Canaveral to Cape Liberty
  • Constellation - Rome
  • Equinox - Miami
  • Oasis - Port Canaveral
  • Reflection - Mykonos to Rome
  • Serenade - Copenhagen
  • Vision - Barcelona to Venice

Flyhouse-led Rigging Trainings

  • IATSE Local 1 - New York

Topics: Flyhouse Projects

Where Is Flyhouse? (April 2018)

Posted by Flyhouse on Apr 9, 2018 3:58:22 PM

Chicago, Dallas, Denver, South Korea...we are all over the world in April. See what we have going on below.

April Where is FH

Projects

  • Field Museum
  • Great Lakes Center for the Arts
  • Logansport High School
  • Macy's State Street (Chicago)
  • Northwestern University Field House Gala
  • Ravinia Festival
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium

Inspections

  • Buffalo Grove High School
  • Elk Grove High School
  • Wheeling High School

Cruise Ship Inspections/Trainings

  • Infinity - Miami
  • Millennium - Tokyo to South Korea
  • Silhouette - San Juan to St. Marteen
  • Diadema and Fascinosa - Europe

Flyhouse-led Rigging Trainings

  • Dallas - Gemini Light Sound & Video
  • Denver - Denver Center For the Performing Arts

Topics: Flyhouse Projects

Where Is Flyhouse? (March 2018)

Posted by Flyhouse on Mar 5, 2018 8:30:00 AM

March is another busy month at Flyhouse. Where are we this month?

Where is Flyhouse March 2018

Projects

  • CNA
  • Field Museum
  • Great Lakes Center for the Arts – Bay Harbor, MI
  • Logansport High School
  • Neuqua Valley High School
  • Northwestern University Dance Marathon
  • Summit Charter - Ft. Lauderdale

Inspections

  • District 214
  • Edge Theater
  • Grand Opera House
  • Scottish Rite
  • Spertus Institute

Cruise Ship Trainings

  • Enchantment - Nassau to Miami
  • Navigator - Miami to Aruba
  • Majesty - Port Canaveral
  • Diadema and Fascinosa - Europe

Conferences (Flyhouse-led Sessions)

  • USITT Conference
  • New World Rigging Symposium

Topics: Flyhouse Projects

Columbia College Getz Theatre

Posted by Flyhouse on Feb 9, 2018 10:58:59 AM

Chicago has no shortage of revered theaters with long, fascinating histories. Among them is the Getz Theatre at Columbia College. In 1929, the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Center (also known as the 11th Street Theater) was constructed using an Art Deco style. After being acquired by Columbia College in 1980, it was renamed the Getz Theatre in 1985 after a major donation for renovations from the family of Oscar and Emma Getz.

More recently, over 30 years since its last renovation, the Getz Theatre spaces were completely rebuilt. As part of the renovation package, Flyhouse modernized the rigging capabilities of these spaces to meet the specifications of contemporary performance venues with the goal of providing better venues for theatre students’ and teachers’ needs. The project spanned three rooms within the building– the Courtyard Theatre, New Classic Theatre, and a new light lab.

Getz Theatre Flyhouse

In the Courtyard Theatre, Flyhouse installed four variable speed and two fixed speed ETC hoists that allow curtains and scenery to be flown in and out using a computerized control system. The system provides the students the opportunity to program multiple moving cues throughout a show while monitoring the load and movement of each batten. The hoists allow for quick and efficient changeover processes and are an exceptional teaching tool for how to manage complex automation systems.

New acoustically isolated pipe grids were installed in the New Classic Theatre (a black box space) and their new light lab to provide flexible locations to hang light fixtures, curtains, speakers, and scenery. This allows more dynamic design opportunities for the students and new production capabilities to invigorate performances.

Getz Theatre Flyhouse

Flyhouse enjoys improving theater experiences for students and faculty alike. These newly envisioned spaces will allow Columbia College students and faculty to flourish.

Topics: Flyhouse Projects