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The Most Trusted Rigging Source

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Certified Riggers are an important professional commitment to safely serve the entertainment industry.  Braun Productions riggers are ETCP Certified.  These individuals have passed rigorous, competency-based examinations.

There are currently two divisions of the main ETCP Certified Rigger credential: ETCP Certified Rigger – Arena and ETCP Certified Rigger – Theater.  Each division has its own separate examination.

The rigging certifications are designed for highly experienced riggers (rigging supervisors, high steel riggers, fly-persons, etc.)

Arena certification encompasses rigging that employs chain hoists and truss systems to temporarily suspend objects from overhead structures in any environment.  ETCP recognizes that these methods and hardware are used throughout the entertainment industry in arenas, convention, and trade show spaces and in theatrical venues.  However, the principles, practices, and components are consistent and similar in all applications and are different from those used in traditional theatrical spaces.

Theater certification encompasses rigging that employs the use of counter-weighted systems, mechanical systems, and hydraulic systems, usually, but not always, permanently installed in facilities for the use of theater technicians in the execution of their rigging responsibilities.

Spectacular Special Effects

Show Action Props • Scenery & Sets  •Touring Shows •Illusionary Effects • Specialty Vehicles • Large Scale Sculptures • Hydraulic & Pneumatic Effects • Mast Systems • Lifts, Elevators & Winch Fabrication • CNC Routing • Custom Rental Equipment

Special effects

Our theatrical effects division is lead by one of the most experienced magical designers in the industry.

For over thirty years, Las Vegas illusionist Steven Diamond has set the standard for awe inspiring theatrical and visual effects and in the process, created some of the most stunning magical moments for audiences around the globe.

With over 10,000 live performances in over 80 countries around the planet in some of the largest venues in the world, he has the proven track record of unmatched experience.

No project or concept is too big or too small.  Our special effects division, with it’s many technical and creative innovations has pioneered the development of many advances in effects technology.  Using the very latest in optical compositing, computer graphics, and digital prevision imaging we can bring any idea, thought, or dream to life on paper before we ever begin to build.  This unique pre-visualization process ensures every detail is perfect and true to your vision.

Our clients collaborate with the Braun Production special effects team through out every step of the creative process.

Weather you need a flying car in front of a live audience or you need a spectacular jaw dropping opening reveal for the star of your show, no challenge is beyond the realm of our reach.  Every amazing moment on stage begins with a simple idea.

Braun Productions brings those ideas to life.

 

Theatrical Visual Designers

When you engage Braun Productions to design and produce your project through completion, you’re employing accomplished:

  • Theatrical architects
  • Planners
  • Visual designers
  • Visionaries
  • Illusionist
  • Creative writers
  • Creative directors
  • Project managers
  • Lighting designers
  • Sound designers
  • Graphic designers
  • Expert riggers
  • Aerial and flying engineers

and more – all cast appropriately to fulfill your specific needs.