When you are on a photography set, whether it is a studio or in the field, it is paramount that you make sure your set is safe. What are some essential grip gear items that you need to keep everyone and everything safe? In this movie, author Abba Shapiro demonstrates the importance of including a knife, tool set and multitool in your grip kit.
- A good knife is a vital part of your equipment as a grip.…You'll need a knife to cut things like gels and ropes…and plastic ties, so it's a great idea…to have a heavy duty utility knife in your bag.…Or, if you want more flexibility, a good multi-tool…that has a utility knife is one good solution.…Now, get a multi-tool that has a Phillips head…and a flat head screwdriver, pliers,…as well as a serrated blade that can cut through rope.…There's a variety of multi-tools on the market.…
One of the more popular ones that people use…are the infamous Leatherman, and there's a lot…of different types of Leatherman,…but these have all the tools you need.…If you're looking for individual tools,…it's always good to have a good pair of scissors on set,…some needle nose pliers,…both flat head and Phillips head screwdrivers,…maybe some Allen wrenches, as well as a pair of pliers.…These can help you fix most of the problems…you'll probably encounter, or tighten…any kind of loose screws or joints on your gear.…
Now, when it comes to having tools to get the job done,…
- 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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