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Five Types of Grip Equipment You Can Find in Grip Truck

Five Types of Grip Equipment You Can Find in Grip Truck

Have you ever wondered where all the equipment comes from when making a movie or commercial?  We often see many trucks, vans, trailers, and buses roll into an area, film, and then pick up and leave.  But where does it all go?  And how do they know what they need?  When it comes to the lighting department in the film industry, many production companies will rent grip trucks that are full of lighting equipment for the technicians.  These are some of the most common type...

Four Lighting Techniques Used in to Create Emotion in Film

Four Lighting Techniques Used in to Create Emotion in Film

Excellent cinematography lighting is essential in any film because it creates mood, ambiance and provides the audience a feeling of meaning. In addition, lighting is an excellent method to illustrate the psychology of your film characters and produce or express emotion. True artists seek to trigger an emotional response from their audience.  Therefore, it is crucial for grip lighting technicians to understand the feeling evoked by each type of light to do a proper light setup for the sce...

Seven Tools Every Grip Technician Should Keep On Hand

Seven Tools Every Grip Technician Should Keep On Hand

Are you wondering what is necessary to take with you on your first day as a grip technician?  Do you need to supply the grip equipment for your film production job?  Working as a grip technician requires you to be ready to move quickly when any lighting adjustments are needed to create a specific effect.  By having access to many highly utilized grip tools and equipment, you can make these jobs occur much more efficiently.  These are a few of the tools that every grip tech...

Five Frequently Asked Questions about the Role of a Grip Technician in Film

Five Frequently Asked Questions about the Role of a Grip Technician in Film

Are you wondering what a grip technician does in the movie industry?  Do you find yourself wanting to work behind-the-scenes of film?  Grips are responsible for creating many of the lighting set-ups that help a director of photography achieve a certain look or aesthetic with each shot.  Grips are well-versed and trained to understand many properties of lighting and electric that needs to be used to create different moods and emotions.  These are some of the most frequently...

What to Know about Electrical Technicians that Work in Film

What to Know about Electrical Technicians that Work in Film

Are you interested in working in the electrical department in the film industry?  Have you always loved learning about how to create the right lighting techniques behind the scenes of film?  When you have a passion for film and you also have the skills and expertise of electricians, you may be perfect as a grip electric technician in the film industry.  Here are a few things that you may want to know about electrical technicians that work in film. You Determine How M...

Five Lighting Techniques They Use in Films

Five Lighting Techniques They Use in Films

Having a strong narrative, well-cast actors, a capable production crew, and an outstanding set design are essential components to making a successful film.  Still, it also needs to look visually appealing to the audience.  This outcome generally requires technical expertise of grip electric technicians and other experts in cinematography, which entails using the best cinematic shots and film lighting techniques to convey the message perfectly in each scene.  Here are some of th...

Three Important Job Duties of a Grip Technician on Film Sets

Three Important Job Duties of a Grip Technician on Film Sets

Have you ever watched the credits scroll at the end of a movie or film?  You can quickly notice that there are many individuals that make a movie become what it does.  Some of these individuals are professionals known as grip technicians, and they assist with the lighting department to make sure that each and every shot has perfect lighting.  Although grip lighting technicians may not make the top credits of the movie, their job is just as critical as many others.  There a...

Six Crews that Work in Film Production

Six Crews that Work in Film Production

Have you ever wondered what it takes to create all the effects behind-the-scenes of a film production?  In order to make a perfect film, commercial, play, or other production, many people need to bring their talents together for the ultimate picture.  Each professional brings their own level of knowledge and expertise to assist in the overall efforts.  From grip lighting technicians to the camera crew to the production team, there are many people that are required to produce a ...

Five Types of Grip Gear You Need When Working on Film Sets

Five Types of Grip Gear You Need When Working on Film Sets

Grips are the technicians that work in the film industry to make sure that the right lighting angles, effects, and equipment are utilized to create the perfect shot.  These professionals understand the proper and safe set-ups and tear downs to ensure electrical safety, rapid results, and creative, technical solutions to problems.  This requires some essentials that grips keep on hand or in their grip trucks on set.  Let's take a look at some of the grip lighting essentials ...

Four Questions to Help You Understand Our Grip Trucks

Four Questions to Help You Understand Our Grip Trucks

Grip technicians working in the film industry are responsible for the lighting set-ups that create the desired shot.  These professionals work to build and tear down scaffolding to get the right lighting angles, safely wire each and every shot, listen to the directions of a DP, and know how to quickly and properly create the lighting effects of every shot on set.  These responsibilities require the use of many types of equipment.  Typically, grip lighting technicians keep all t...


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