Probably the largest and most used category of items that you will have in your grip kit is stands and plates. No matter what, you will need something to hold up your lights. What grip gear falls under stand and plates? In this movie, author Abba Shapiro demonstrates the importance of including different types of arms in your grip kit.
- Let's talk about arms.…Now, the purpose of an arm is to allow you to get…your light or modifier from over here,…on top of your light stand, to over here,…above your talent, or just to use it to position…your modifier in front of a light.…Now, you're probably used to seeing nice straight arms,…which are, of course, extremely useful.…However, there are a variety of arms…that serve special purposes and in this video,…I'm going to take a look at a few that I find very helpful.…One of the most flexible arms, and I mean that literally,…is the flex arm.…
It allows you to precisely adjust…your modifier or light exactly where you need it to be.…The key here, is you want to get one that's sturdy,…that can really hold a serious amount of weight.…A lot of times you'll find cheap ones,…and they just simply bend as soon…as you put something heavy on them.…So, I'm going to go ahead and put it on this light.…And just to show you the importance of this,…I can hang this exactly where I want.…As a matter of fact, it's almost too much weight…
- 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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