To understand rigging is to understand at least some aspects of trigonometry and vector physics. The knowledge of angles, components, and resultants is synonymous with quality rope rigging. To study vectors is to study the physical qualities of force that has both direction and magnitude.
There are two important distinctions we make in quantifying attributes assigned to objects; some need a simple quantity (a ‘scalar’ value) whereas others need both the magnitude and direction described by a ‘vector’. We'll venture into both of these areas inside this Force Multipliers course.
Technically speaking, there is a significant difference between ‘speed’ and ‘velocity’. Speed is a scalar value and simply describes how fast something is going whereas velocity is a vector and adds a direction to the ‘how fast’.
As you will see, there are many aspects to rigging theory and we’ll do our best to make understanding all of this as painless a s possible inside the exclusive Force Multipliers course.
A bit of trigonometry (Values, Scalars, and Vectors)
Why direction must always be understood in systems
Tensile, compression, and how opposites attract
Angles and memory
How and why tripods work
Why a monopod is really a tripod with two missing legs
- 1.1 Force Multipliers Introduction FREE PREVIEW
- 1.2 Force Multipliers and The Fundamentals of Mechanics
- 1.3 Principles of Rigging - Tension and Compression
- 1.4 Principles of Rigging - Friction
- 1.5 Principles of Rigging - Torque
- 1.6 Principles of Rigging - Impact and Fall Factor
- 3.1 Vectors, Scalars, and Unit-less Values, Part 2
- 3.2 Video Tutorial: Vectors, Scalars, and Unit-less Values, Part 2
- 4.1 Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems, Part 1
- 4.2 Video Tutorial: Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems, Part 1
- 4.3 Video Tutorial: Managing Edge Friction With a Monopod / Gin Pole as a High Directional
- 4.4 Video Tutorial: Friction & Resultants
- 5.1 Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems, Part 2
- 5.2 Video Tutorial: Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems, Part 2
- 6.1 Wrap Up