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Grunt Work: Dave Brockie

It started with a simple question—what’s the best way for a motley crew of punk rock kids to force the music scene to take itself less seriously? The answer was obvious: make the biggest, baddest monster costumes imaginable, throw in some stage antics that would make Ron Jeremy blush, and rock the faces off of anyone and everyone down for some stone-cold, intergalactic mayhem.

Carpenter’s Assistant

This entry-level position in film, television, and live production works within the scenic or construction department and is vital to the efficient operation of the scene shop and to building of sets during pre-production. 

Special Effects Designer

The execution of special effects on stage is a complicated and intricate process; as the audience is live and up-close, directors do not have the luxury of another take, such as in film or television, and there is no polishing in post-production. Instead, all effects must perform correctly the first time and do so repeatedly for each performance. This calls for intense collaboration between design departments, as well as the skill and expertise of a highly trained professional.

Flyman

Flys, not flies, refer to the permanent weighted batten systems in theatrical venues that are used to raise and lower scenery and electrics on stage. To fly something in or out is to raise or lower an object on deck via this system. Many theaters have made the conversion to automated flys that use motors or chain hoists, but manual structures are still the most prevalently used.

Limelight Productions, Inc.

Founded by William Beautyman in 1972, Limelight Productions supplies production equipment and installation services for the entertainment industry.

Rigging Gaffer

For both stage and screen, the same is usually true: lighting takes the longest to set up. On any film or television set, you can expect the lighting crew to require the most installation time—with the exception of complex special effects rigs or especially ornery actors.