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 gels in your grip kit.
- Let's talk a little bit about gels.…Gels are used for one of four purposes.…For color correction is one of the primary purposes,…so you can balance your strobes to the same…color temperature as the lights in the room.…You may hear the term CTO.…Well, CTO stands for color temperature orange,…and they're usually rated in things like…1/4, 1/2, or full CTO depending on how much…correction is needed.…Now CTO, as we said, is color temperature orange,…so what it's going to do is balance a strobe…that may be daylight or 6,500 degrees of more blue…to match the light that may be coming from the overheads.…
And the reason you have different ratings…of 1/4, 1/2, and full is depending on how much light…you're trying to compensate for.…Now the flip side of CTO is something called CTB,…and CTB is color temperature blue.…And once again, color temperature blue comes in…a variety of intensities.…Maybe 1/8 all the way up to double or even four times,…and that shows you how much blue is being added to a scene.…So in this case maybe you're dealing with lights…
- 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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