Fast Facts:


  • 800 Sections of 20.5" Plus Style Box Truss

  • 380 20.5" Corner Blocks

  • 250 20.5" Node Blocks

  • Over 1 Million lbs of Water Ballast

  • 108,000 Square Feet of Silent Full Grid


Year: 2005

Production Design: John Myhre

Design and Equipment Provided By: SGPS/ShowRig

Key Grip: Scott Robinson

Site Foreman: Michael Garner

Rigging Key: Don Reynolds Jr. 

Rigging Best Boy: Al Castillo

Scope of Work:


The filming of Rob Marshall's Memoirs of a Geisha involved recreating a geisha district set in Kyoto, Japan on a southern California horse ranch. In order to provide accurate lighting a cloth diffuser, or "silk" had to be strewn across the entire 2.5 acre set. To achieve this record feat SGPS/ShowRig provided two massive truss structures on either end of the replica town to support this silent grid. 

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SGPS/ShowRig used 800 sections of 20.5" Box Truss to build the towers needed for the silent grid for Memoirs of a Geisha. 

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