Chicago Flyhouse Blog

[VIDEO] Loading the Flatbed

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 2, 2017 3:04:43 PM

Loading Steel I-Beams on to a flatbed truck is not an easy task. Luckily our shop bridge crane does the heavy lifting. Here's a quick snippet for one of the dozen beams to loaded.

Topics: Video, Heavy Object Relocation, 30 Seconds in the Shop

Macy's Flag Raising

Posted by Flyhouse on May 26, 2017 12:00:26 PM

While the tradition of having a flag hang in Macy's (previously Marshall Fields building) atrium began in 1916, Chicago Flyhouse has assisted in making the flag happen since 2003. Hanging over seven stories high, the flag is an amazing site to behold. See the video below to get a quick glimpse of how we made it happen.

 

 

Topics: Hoist, Hoist System, Video, Flyhouse Projects

Performer Flying Discussed

Posted by Flyhouse on Apr 12, 2017 1:41:30 PM

Chicago Flyhouse and The House Theatre of Chicago worked together to provide performer flying effects for House's The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz. The Director of the show and two of the flying monkeys discuss the process.

Topics: Performer Flying, Hoist System, Video

30 Seconds in the Shop - 3D Printer Edition

Posted by Flyhouse on Jan 12, 2017 9:25:00 AM

Advances in 3D printing have come a long way over the last few years. Flyhouse recently brought a 3D printer on to our team and we are excited to see what it can do. To break it in, we created a basic locking ring and waited an hour to see what would come of it. The results are below in our time-lapse video.

 

Topics: Flyhouse Team, Video, 30 Seconds in the Shop, 3D Printer

30 Seconds in the Shop (Performer Flying Training)

Posted by Flyhouse on Oct 5, 2016 11:45:00 AM

Most days are normal (and busy) in the Flyhouse shop. Fabricate, rinse and repeat. On certain days, theater groups come in and test out our performer flying Ziplifts before they use them in a show. Today one of those days. Lookingglass Theater in conjunction with The Actor's Gymnasium trained on our system for an upcoming touring show in Atlanta. 

 

 

Topics: Performer Flying, Hoist System, Video, 30 Seconds in the Shop