Any grip kit you have, whether you are in the photography studio or in the field, needs to have power solutions. You can pick up many of these at your local hardware store. What power solutions do you need? In this movie, author Abba Shapiro demonstrates the importance of including a power cube, or heavy duty 3-outlet tap, in your grip kit.
- A PowerCube or a heavy duty multi-tap is also a must.…They take up hardly any space, and they can triple…the number of outlets that you have available.…They're also really useful if you have equipment…that have bricks on it because you can put…(snapping)…a brick into one of these actually easily put three bricks…into a single outlet.…Another thing that I find really, really useful…is an adapter that can convert a two prong outlet…into a three prong grounded outlet.…You know, a lot of times, I shoot in older buildings,…and all that's there are the two pronged outlet,…and without this, I couldn't plug my gear in.…
So remember, when it comes to power,…two small things can really make a big difference.…
- 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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