Chicago Flyhouse Blog

[Video] 30 Seconds in the Shop (Aloft)

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 24, 2016 9:27:26 AM
Flyhouse is taking 30 Seconds in the Shop on the road this week to a project we have been working on. 
 
When a 109-year-old church becomes the new performance space for an aerial and circus arts training facility, Flyhouse got the call to produce a brand new rigging grid system.
 
Flyhouse has worked with Aloft Loft and Aloft Circus Arts for many years to assist in performer flying rigging, performer flying safety, and performer flying training. We are excited for their new space to open and allow individuals the opportunity to soar through the air.
 

Topics: Performer Flying, Video, Flyhouse Projects, 30 Seconds in the Shop

[Video] 30 Seconds in the Shop [Flyhouse Washers]

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Each week we will take you back to our warehouse or on-site for 30 seconds to see what is being done to offer custom solutions to our rigging projects. 
 
This week we finalize some of our custom Flyhouse washers for an upcoming project. 
 

Topics: Video, Flyhouse Projects, 30 Seconds in the Shop

[Video] 30 Seconds in the Shop (Angle Brackets)

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 2, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Ever wanted to see what goes on behind-the-scenes at Flyhouse? Each week we will take you back to our warehouse or on-site for 30 seconds to see what is being done to offer custom solutions to our rigging projects. 

This week we are making angle brackets which required cutting through small steel angle. 

 

 

Topics: Video, 30 Seconds in the Shop

[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