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 power strips in your grip kit.
- Power strips are another necessity.…The obvious one is turning a single plug…into multiple outlets.…But beyond that they also provide other benefits.…There's usually a light so you know…that there's power coming into the strip…and whether it's turned on or not.…And if you're pushing more power through the strip…and thus the outlet, the power strip's fuse will blow…before the circuit breaker and it's a lot easier…to replace a power strip on set than having to find…where the breaker box is and flip that fuse.…
In case there's like a power surge in the building…you're going to pop the fuse on your power strip…before you pop a fuse or even have more damage…in your expensive gear.…So I think a power strip is pretty cheap insurance…and pretty vital to keep in your grip kit.…
- 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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