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Five Lighting Techniques Used in Filmmaking

Five Lighting Techniques Used in Filmmaking

Do you ever watch a movie and wonder how they achieve particular moods or atmospheres?  Whether you are watching the creepy scene of a horror movie or the perfectly lit beach scene in a drama TV series, there are ways that the lighting department creates mood on the scene.  In fact, the lighting department is full of technicians that specialize in these techniques, such as gaffers, best boys, and grip electric technicians.  They are trained professionals who help directors achi...

How Much Money do the Technicians on a Film Set Earn

How Much Money do the Technicians on a Film Set Earn

Have you ever wondered how much money you could make when you work behind the scenes of a film production?  There are many different budgets and earnings that go into making a film, and everyone is paid based on the total budget.  Often, the starring actors and producers will make the most, but then the grip electric and lighting technicians will make much less.  With big budget films, this can still be a large chunk of earnings.  There are many different ranges of how muc...

Common Questions about the Grip Department in Film

Common Questions about the Grip Department in Film

Many people are curious about what goes on behind the scenes of many film productions.  Hollywood and its productions have intrigued people for many years with its glamour, fame, and popularity.  Behind the scenes, however, is much more technical than it is glamour.  There are many people working to ensure the film production goes on without interruption in order to produce the best film possible.  The grip department is a critical part of making a film, because they are r...

How to Get Started as a Grip Electrician on Film Sets

How to Get Started as a Grip Electrician on Film Sets

Do you dream about becoming a member of the electric crew on the set of movie and film productions?  Have you always been interested in how the electricity of a film is produced?  Becoming a member of the electrician department in film may seem like a tough job, but if you have what it takes to work your way up the ladder, it is possible.  If you are passionate about film and grip electric, you should know the right steps to take to get started.  Here are a few tips to hel...

Best Equipment Rentals for Your Film Production Job

Best Equipment Rentals for Your Film Production Job

Whenever you set out to create a film or production, you will quickly notice how much equipment is required to create the ultimate film experience.  Renting quality equipment will produce a more visually appealing and higher quality film, commercial, or production.  This often requires renting equipment that will make your production come to life.  Renting equipment is a great way to get everything you need without having to invest more money into your film.  At Tiki Grip ...

How to Become a Film Electrician

How to Become a Film Electrician

Many people aspire to live in Hollywood and work in the film industry.  Some of these people want to become movie stars, while others want to be involved in the technical process of movie-making.  All of these roles are vital in making movies and film productions.  One job to consider is the job of a film electrician.   This person helps to create the lighting set-ups that are necessary for a particular shot or angle in the film.  They work with grip electric tec...

Grip Equipment Every Key Grip Needs

Grip Equipment Every Key Grip Needs

Did you know that there are a lot of technical experts working behind the scenes in the film industry?  People called key grips work to ensure that everyone has the right tools they need in order to get the perfect shot.  This includes erecting scaffolding, installing camera tracks for movement, and even holding lights at particular angles.  Movies are truly a technical collaboration.  Key grips play a vital role in the making of a film or production.  Whenever you ar...

What's in Your Grip Truck?

What's in Your Grip Truck?

Grip electrics and grip lighting specialists are used to help with the director of photography on the set of any film, commercial, movie, TV show, or performance.  These individuals are essential in creating many of the lighting effects to create suspense, mood, or whatever feelings the director wishes to elicit.  Whenever you are in need of grip services, you want to trust the best with Tiki Grip Electric.  Our services range from helping you load your grip truck to setting up...

Secrets from Behind-the-Scenes in Filmmaking

Secrets from Behind-the-Scenes in Filmmaking

When you are watching your favorite movie on the big screen, you may find yourself asking what it's like behind the scenes.  What exactly does it take to make a film come to life?  There are many aspects of creating a film, and most of them are things people don't even realize.  Working behind the scenes of a film is an exhilarating experience full of excitement, but it is also extremely technical.  Many people need to have expertise on things like grip lighting, c...

What a Movie Set Looks Like

What a Movie Set Looks Like

Even though many people neglect to read all the credits that roll after a movie is finished or at the end of a TV show, we all still know that there is a long list of people involved in making a film.  The main actors, actresses, and directors are the ones who get their names in the limelight.  However, it takes an entire team to make sure that the filming process is a success.  From editors, to stunt drivers, to those operate grip equipment, to body doubles, there are many peo...


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