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
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
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.
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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