It's taken me a while to launch the first two lessons on our online rigging theory course. We've reshot and remade the content a couple of times as we decided to include video footage from Aerial Edge's rigging course in Glasgow in lesson 1.
The intent was to organise the educational content we have into a course format and fill in any gaps so the information can be more easily located and absorbed by people starting out.
I'd welcome feedback from you all on that content, so far we have:
Our next lessons will include:
- Lesson 3 - Calculating factors of safety
- Lesson 4 - Rigging from truss
- Lesson 5 - Setting up rigging points
- Lesson 6 - Rigging hoops
- Lesson 7 - Rigging silks and hammocks
- Lesson 8 - Rigging & the law
- Lesson 9 - Risk assessments
- Lesson 10 - Equipment inspections
- Lesson 11 - Rigging training courses
There are other planned chapters on pulley systems, access and counterweighting which may change the course structure a little.
I should be able to make the first draft of these lessons available over the next few weeks. Let me know what you think.
Maximal dynamic forces exerted by acrobats on nine circus apparatuses
I realised that after the webinar from Marion Cossin last year on forces in circus, the research article on which it was based had been released and I had yet to link to it. Marion also created a handy infographic summarising the main results.