Part of the fun of being a freelance technician is all of the random gigs that come your way. I spent all of August rigging for Univision, building out their new Studio One for Mira Quien Baila (Spanish Language Dancing with the Stars). As an added bonus, I was asked to do a special aerial flying effect, flying in the secret 10th star for the opening performance. This star was María Antonieta de las Nieves, also known as Chilindrina. Born in 1950, she has been portraying the character Chilindrina since 1973. I had the great pleasure of working with her, and a pleasure it truly was. Here's a clip of the moment from the broadcast -
Coming up, we have a feature film, a few special events with flying performers, a trip to Europe for more flying fun, and outfitting a couple studios for aerial rigging points. Wahoo!