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 light stands in your grip kit.
- Probably the largest and most used…family of items in your grip kit, are your stands.…Booms, arms, and their smaller cousins, plates.…Now these items are usually used for two reasons,…to hold, or to hang lights.…Or to hold or to hang light modifiers.…Now traditional light stands come in all shapes and sizes,…and heights, they can be lightweight,…to carry onto location.…They can be compact, so they fit in your carry on luggage.…They could be designed to fit into tight spaces…really easily, such as this stand.…
Which I can just put down,…and the legs automatically spread out.…But it's important to have some really heavy duty,…folding light stands in your kit.…Because their job is to hold stuff,…and not fall over.…A heavy duty light stand will not only be safer on the set,…but will probably last a lot longer.…Now you'll be often hanging or flying lights,…and modifiers, off extension arms and booms.…This balancing act requires some more specialized stands,…and solutions.…
- 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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