Learning how to be good at production
The counterweight and hemp floor is used to lift things to and from the stage.
The Counterweight floor
This area is used to lift bars with lights. Weights are used on the counterweight end to hold the bar down when it goes as low as it can go.
There are already weights used to hold the bar to the floor, but for every 10kg added to the bar, you need another 10kg weight.
You can find the amount each lantern weights by looking at the information printed on it.
To use the counterweight:
Since I haven’t yet been on the grid, the parts on the grid are observations/guesses
Now back to the counterweight floor
I had a go at pulling the ropes. I am not confident on the counterweight floor, because I’m not sure about the commands.
The Hemp Area
These ropes are used for carrying things like flats on and off the stage. They are in groups of four.
To tie them up:
We played a game where we had to rest a flat on a coke on a stool using the ropes. I was pulling the ropes but not one of the people tying the rope. Unfortunately when we let go, the flat went too low and knocked over the coke can. To be honest if I was in charge of tying the knot, I probably would have done worse.