For TSA every project begins at ground zero, each flight or effect is a unique opportunity to customise something new and wonderful.We believe an effect should not be passed off as “that’s how it’s always been done” as nothing great has ever been created from a copy and paste. During the first point of contact we will work with you to decide how you want the effect to look, rather than just looking at it from the angle of what equipment you want to hire. Once we have established your desired look and feel of the effect, we can then decide the best and most cost effective way to achieve this. We will then set our target to seamlessly integrate this into your production whilst achieving the very best outcome.
At TSA safety is of the utmost importance. When our team arrive on site, they are focused on not only the rigging and the production, but the overall experience and the safety of all involved. The flight is not just about the performer, it has an effect on every other design element within the production. We will work closely with every department to ensure everybody understands what is involved and to ensure the whole effect is as smooth and seamless as possible. We will take the time to work with performers; whether they be experienced or novice, to enable each performer to feel comfortable and confident in the experience. We will assist you to design a routine that is within the ability of the performers, operators, venue and set. We take the time to work with all involved in a sequence, to ensure the performer is not just hanging like a set piece in the air, rather they appear to be flying gracefully and effortlessly. This involves teaching them techniques to control their movement while travelling through the air and to allow the operators and performers to work as one entity.
By ensuring they have the correct type and properly fitting harness for the required effect, the performer will feel as comfortable and safe as possible. This enables them to move confidently through the air as well as on the ground. During the run of the production our team will always be available to discuss the effects and answer any questions that may arise. We have comprehensive safety documentation required for the production to ensure compliance at all stages of the production. During longer running productions, we will schedule regular visits to inspect and maintain the equipment to ensure the quality and the safety of the systems are never compromised.
Whilst having our name associated with performer flying is relatively new in Australia, our team have been working with the biggest international performer flying companies for the last 25 years and we are drawing on over 60 years of their collective experience. Our team has worked on some of the largest theatre productions on the West End and Broadway, some of the biggest rock and pop tours internationally and on many large film, TV and opening ceremonies worldwide. We are one of the very few companies in the world where the equipment has been specifically designed and manufactured for the performer flying effects industry. Our equipment is not modified stage, industrial or climbing equipment simply to fit the part which is what other companies may offer. This enables our effects to not only operate and look the best, it also ensures that we are following the highest international standard of safety. The harnesses we create have been designed and refined over the years specifically for performer flying and the harness designs have been used on countless productions worldwide.
Be sure to contact us to see how we can provide the perfect effect for you next production.