Some smaller, essential items that you need in your grip kit are clamps. There will be many times when you will want to modify a light or set up a reflector. What types of clamps are you looking for? In this movie, author Abba Shapiro demonstrates the importance of including grip heads in your grip kit.
- The grip head is one of the most useful tools…in your grip kit.…You can use it to mount lights, modifiers, scrims,…flags and other accessories onto stands.…Now, there's multiple slots in this grip head.…Some people call this a gobo also.…And that way, you can get the precise fit that you want.…As a matter of fact, you'll notice…that these aren't circles.…They're actually wedge shaped,…and that allows you to clamp things down a lot tighter,…and things can be really snug.…Now, these are really easy to use.…
We'll just grab a simple C-stand right here,…and so I can attach an arm,…I'm going to place it on the C-stand,…and remember, we always want to tighten to the right.…So I'm going to position this over here.…Grab an arm.…If you notice, at the end of the arm is another grip clamp.…And I'm simply going to slide that in.…Tighten it up.…And as you can see, we're good to go to mount a light…or a modifier and put it exactly where we need it to be.…
- 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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