Some smaller, essential items that you need in your grip kit are clamps. There will be many times when you will want to modify a light or set up a reflector. What types of clamps are you looking for? In this movie, author Abba Shapiro demonstrates the importance of including scissor clamps in your grip kit.
- The scissor clamp may be a one trick pony…but it's a great trick that it performs.…It's designed to let you hang a light…off the drop ceiling tile support rails…that you find in a lot of offices.…And a lot of times, you know, where can I put the light?…I can't reach it and place it on anything.…So you simply will take this and you squeeze this…around the railing and it locks into place.…Now the clamp may be strong,…but the tile that you're clamping it to or the railing…may not so it's best to use these clamps…for smaller lights and also keep in mind…that if you're using a light that gets hot…don't place this too close to a fire sprinkler.…
Now don't laugh.…It happens more than you think.…
- 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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