When you are on a photography set, whether it is a studio or in the field, it is paramount that you make sure your set is safe. What are some essential grip gear items that you need to keep everyone and everything safe as well as other important items? Author Abba Shapiro demonstrates the importance of including apple boxes in your grip kit.
- An apple box is a wooden box.…It's one of the most useful pieces of equipment on a set.…Apple boxes are used for anything that needs…to be propped up or supported temporarily.…They can be used to prop up furniture and light stands,…as a table for a product shot, used to raise…furniture or even actors when you need to make…them a little bit taller.…You can even use them as temporary…seats for tired photographers.…Now, generally apply boxes are available in many heights.…A full height is an eight inch high apple box,…a half apple box is four inches,…quarter is two inches, and an eighth…apple box is one inch in size.…
Now if somebody is having to put an apple box down,…you can see that you can put it down in different…positions and how do you best describe those?…Well, one fun way that people do it on a set is…think of them as buildings, so if you want it tall…I want my apple box to be New York, medium,…let's go to Chicago,…or if I want it completely flat, position it like L.A.…So just knowing the right way to describe an apple box…
- What is a grip kit?
- Organizing and transporting your grip gear
- Using stands and plates
- Mounting equipment with clamps
- Controlling and shaping light
- Powering your shoots
- Staying safe: important safety gear
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Why Do You Need Grip Gear?
What is a grip kit?1m 3s
2. Stands and Plates
4. Controlling and Shaping Light
6. Safety Equipment and Essential Items
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