When you set up your lights, you may find yourself wanting to control and shape how the light falls on your set. There is a plethora of grip gear that can help you do just that. What do you need in your grip kit that can help direct your light? Author Abba Shapiro demonstrates the importance of including diffusers and scrims in your grip kit.
- Another important set of tools in controlling light…are scrims and diffusers.…Diffusers primarily soften the light…while scrims cut down how much light is hitting your talent…or how bright the light is.…Now, diffusers and scrims can be purchased ready-built,…often in flag kits, or as part of a…combination of collapsible reflectors.…For instance, you could buy a reflector set…and the center piece might have diffusion material in it.…Now a lot of times you can custom cut these…or you can even buy them in rolls,…and I really like the idea of a roll…because in this case I've mounted it…onto a C Stand and an arm and just unrolled it…and now I get this beautiful diffusion…and what this is doing is,…it's creating a nice, large light that's much softer.…
The larger the surface, the softer the light.…Now I probably wouldn't have the light…as close to my diffusion material,…but I wanted to make sure that you could see…what was lighting the diffusion material,…and then the beautiful thing about this setup…is I just unroll it, clip it with a pony clip,…
- 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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