Truss Stage Grid

Truss Stage Grid

The roof structure shown was purchased by Stage Tech from Total Structures, Inc. and required confirmation for taller (46ft high) columns and higher rigging loads of the (3) LED screens (6000lb each). Additionally, the entire...

Up Movie Premiere

Up Movie Premiere

The premiere of the movie "Up" was held at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, CA. Outside the theater for the premiere, a set piece was suspended in the air consisting of a net of balloons 20 ft high, 16 ft diameter, which appeared to suspend a small "house" set...

Minority Report Flying Grid

Minority Report Flying Grid

HEA provided foundation design, structural verification, and safe operating parameters for a ground-supported aluminum truss overhead grid that measured 40 feet wide, 200 feet long, and 70 feet high. The grid supported several stunt men who were to "fly" through the...

Pirates of the Caribean Set

Pirates of the Caribean Set

HEA designed the framing, foundations, and lifting mechanism for a 100'x50' scenery set piece of a sloped hill. Shooting of the motion picture required that the slope of the hillside be variable. The support structure consisted of five (5) 20'x50' steel panels for...

Jurrasic Park Sign

Jurrasic Park Sign

A "Jurassic Park" themed amusement park attraction required signage. HEA designed the sign's inner structure for seismic and wind loads. The sign geometry, its geographical location (Japan) and weight requirements made the structural design particularly challenging.

Pearl Harbor US Oklahoma

Pearl Harbor US Oklahoma

This set was used to stage the capsizing of the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor. Preserving the safety of live actors aboard the ship was a paramount concern. HEA designed a cantilevered rotisserie gimbal capable of both rotating and pitching the ship as well as the...

Oceans 13 Helicopter Landing Pad

Oceans 13 Helicopter Landing Pad

The "Oceans 13" production wanted a helicopter deck set capable of supporting a helicopter and that could be erected and disassembled quickly. HEA designed structural members to form "pie slice" modules. Each module was individually constructed offsite and lifted by...