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Get a grip: Understanding Grip Demands

Get a grip: Understanding Grip Demands

A grip’s job is one of the most essential and challenging on the set of a film. Day in and day out, film sets require expensive, heavy, large equipment, and the grip department has to secure and build this equipment in the safest, most efficient way possible. Grip work is probably the most physical job on an entire film set, but strength alone is not enough to keep you successful in this demanding, fast-paced industry. Our grip equipment experts want to give you a closer look at the gri...

6 Grip Tips and Tricks

6 Grip Tips and Tricks

Being a grip is not for the faint of heart; it is hard work that takes serious commitment. Being rushed when you are loading or unloading heavy equipment is frustrating. Our grip lighting experts recommend these tips and tricks to help alleviate some of your on-the-job stress: Sandbag transport Depending on their weight, it is usually best not to load more than a dozen sandbags on a tongue dolly. Any more than a dozen might end up breaking the tongue. Many of these dolli...

5 Tips for Being a Great Grip

5 Tips for Being a Great Grip

Grip staff on set is essential for any film production. The grip department is responsible for ensuring that large, heavy equipment is tough enough to stand up to crew tests without sacrificing safety. While a grip is one of the most physically demanding jobs on set, it is also gratifying. Our experts on grip equipment offer the following tips for being an outstanding grip and making the best of your career in the industry. Camera department collaboration The best grips ...

3 Safety Tips for Electricians

3 Safety Tips for Electricians

Working with electricity can be a challenging job. An electrician faces various dangers any time they are on the job because they install the fixtures, circuitry, and electrical wires needed for providing electricity. They are also in charge of maintaining these elements once they are correctly in place. Therefore, any time you deal with electricity, even if you consider yourself an expert because you watched a couple of home improvement shows, you will face a significant level of danger....

Obscure Movie Production Job Titles

Obscure Movie Production Job Titles

Most people have little experience in the film industry, so they are confused by the job titles they see when credits are rolling at the end of a film. Our experts on grip lighting are here to offer an inside look at some of the obscure job titles found in film production and what their jobs entail. Concept Artist This professional provides the production designer of a film with a computer-generated 3D model demonstrating how a scene will materialize. Their job is to ren...

An Inside Look at the Electric Department

An Inside Look at the Electric Department

The electric department is one of the most essential in every production. Our grip electric experts will offer an inside look at what the electric department does and the job titles you will find there. What an electric department does The electric department works closely with the grip department, both under the direction of the Director of Photography, to determine and carry out a lighting plan for every shot in the production. As a result, grip and electric department...

Common Grip Equipment

Common Grip Equipment

On a film set, gripping and mounting questions arise after the decisions on light sources are made. However, having an adequately rigged set means that a film's lighting will look better, and a lighting crew will be more efficient so that final outcomes will meet a director's vision. Therefore, a critical element in filming is running and organizing lighting operations. This job cannot be completed effectively without proper equipment on hand. Changes occur frequently on set in any pr...

The Grip Department Explained

The Grip Department Explained

Making a TV show or feature film requires hundreds of people to complete, whether it is a low-budget, indie project, or a big-budget movie. A lesser-known team in the film industry is called the grip crew. Grip crew A grip department is responsible for all rigging behind the scenes. Film production rigging includes all equipment that helps hoist or lift other equipment. In addition, a grip department specials in camera rigs use to achieve specific camera angles or stabil...

All About Grip Trucks

All About Grip Trucks

Grip trucks are well stocked with the small gadgets and large tools needed for tackling various technical needs and on-set tasks. Even for the most budget-conscious shoots, they are not excessively expensive. Production will go faster, smoother, and cause less stress on the crew when you have a grip truck rental on set. The quality and quantity of the carts and the truck layout are the most essential features to working grips. Grips love the option of quickly seeing the tools they n...

Common Electric and Grip Tool Belts

Common Electric and Grip Tool Belts

Set lighting technicians manage power distribution and lamps for video and film sets. The grip department governs the rigging for camera lighting, camera support, and light modifiers. There is a particular number of tools that technicians either have with them at all times or keep close at hand for when the time comes that they need a specific tool to keep both departments running safely and efficiently. This list is simply a starting point for professional grips and electricians to show up t...


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