Hangers and Holders
Once the backdrops are finished and dry, the hangers get their tools to hang the backdrops. Hangers work in groups of two, and use a holder on occasion. Hangers use:
These people go up the ladders, apply tape to the area they want to tack, thumbtack that area and use the Leapfrog technique. In this technique, hangers tack, then jump in front of the other, holding the drop while the other tacks. Holders hold the drop to prevent ripping, as well as provide appropriate slack to ensure the drop is hung tight against the wall, so that it will not fall down. A cardinal rule of hanging backdrops is "flaps down".
Famous quotes containing the word holders:
“Their holders have always seemed to me like a woman who should undertake at a state fair to run a sewing machine, under pretense of advertising it, while she had never spent an hour in learning its use.”
—Jane Grey Swisshelm (18151884)