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 roller stands in your grip kit.
- A roller stand is simply a heavy duty stand on wheels.…Now these stands are incredibly useful if you're moving…a light with a modifier around the set a lot.…You can simply roll them exactly where you need them to be.…And it's really great if you're fine tuning the location…of a flag or a diffuser or just the light.…Now, a couple words of caution when using any kind…of a roller stand and that is, they're not as solid…as a C stand because of the wheels.…So, you need to be careful about tipping.…If you need to roll it around and it's raised very high,…go ahead and lower all the sections…until it's as low as possible so your center of gravity…is as close to the floor.…
That'll keep it from tipping.…Also be careful about cable because if you're rolling…across a cable, not only can you hurt the cable…but you can also, again, knock the stand over…and therefore knock the light over.…So that's important.…And finally, once you do have it in place,…most of these stands have wheels that lock.…It's a simple foot lock on this one.…
- 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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