Rigging a person
Posted 13 September 2007 - 09:54 PM
I have to rig a woman to hang, dead, by her wrists from the ceiling of a warehouse (20 ft ceiling tops) maybe 2 or 3 feet above the ground. I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for this type of shot. She's being suspended by a chain/rope which I figured Id attach to something which she can hold onto and just dangle from; but any advice would be useful.
Posted 13 September 2007 - 10:39 PM
The answer which should be in that FAQ is:
If you have to ask on an internet forum, you are not qualified to do it safely.
Posted 14 September 2007 - 12:03 AM
Hanging someone by their wrists is fairly (or very, I'm not a doctor) likely to do nerve damage. The hands are very sensitive and have a lot of nerves and tendons to make it work, most of which go through the wrists. You do not want the lawsuit of someone who has lost function of their hands because of you.
Edited by Chris Keth, 14 September 2007 - 12:08 AM.
Posted 14 September 2007 - 12:56 AM
1 you have no way to guarantee the rigging points for weight bearing for personel.
2 you have no way to grasp their wrists where ALL the nerves and tendons enter the hands.
3 It really is a case of if you dont know call someone else. your personal liability here is extremely high. you could lose not only the respect of your peers but also anything you have earned and will earn.
BE THE BIGGER MAN AND BE THE GUY THAT FINDS SOMEONE WHO CAN DO IT. Locate a stunt professional in your area. they are very willing to help people out including low budgets and micro budgets. tell them what you are wanting to do, they will let you help them do it. It will also expand your contacts for future productions. stunt guys work all over the world and know about productions in advance. If you open a line of communication with one up it could lead to future work for you.
If you dont you could hear the words "you will never work again".
yes I am trying to frighten you. this is really dangerous. think how bad you would feel if the talent got hurt.
Ask for the wide would a manequin work? and all the closeups could be faked on an applebox. look for other solutions. greenscreen? aftereffects out an apple box?
dont be a hero.
Posted 14 September 2007 - 04:17 PM
Posted 14 September 2007 - 04:36 PM
Edited by Chris Keth, 14 September 2007 - 04:37 PM.