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 baby plates in your grip kit.
- The baby plate,…which by the way has nothing to do with actual babies,…it's also called many other things.…It's called the wall plate, a pigeon,…a nail-on plate.…That's because you can nail it onto a wall,…and then mount a light onto it,…or mount any kind of a modifier.…You'll notice it has these little holes here.…You can nail it in, you can screw it in.…But it's great because you can just mount it onto a wall,…put it there.…You can also put it onto the floor…and make a really short light stand that's very sturdy.…If you want some flexibility,…you can screw it into an apple box…and then move that apple box around.…
So it's one of those little pieces of equipment…that at first blush doesn't look like I'll really use this,…and I found that these are one of the most useful…pieces of equipment that I can bring with me…or just keep around my set.…Now you might want to ask yourself,…why is it called a baby plate?…Well it originally was used to mount light fixtures…that had a baby receiver, a 5/8 inch receiver,…that will perfectly fit onto this post.…
- 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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