Join Bill Dill for an in-depth discussion in this video Grip equipment, part of Learning Cinematography: 1 Narrative Fundamentals.
- Cinematographers use lighting equipment to create light.…We use grip equipment to shape that light.…Grip equipment is the lighting equipment…that's placed in front of the light, not on it.…Grip equipment is also the gear…used to mount or hang the light.…Just light barn doors, diffusion material,…and scrims can be used on the light itself.…There are times when similar things have to be used…further away from the light for more controllable effects.…
Solids are like barn doors and the stands…they're mounted on are called c-stands.…Moving the solid away from the light…makes for a harder shadow or cut of the light.…The same goes for nets.…Just like scrims these come as singles…which reduce the light by half a stop,…and doubles that reduce the light by a full stop.…Note that some nets are open at one end,…and have a metal rim around the other.…
The open end allows you to reduce the light…without the shadow that would be caused…by the metal rim at the other end.…There's an entire array of diffusion…materials which soften the light.…
Follow along and learn the fundamentals required to shoot a story with a camera. Learn how to plan your production, assemble a crew, choose the right camera and lenses, and make creative choices that best fit the themes, characters, and story of your film. Bill covers the elements of composition, exposure, optics, lighting, and camera movement. Part 2 (coming in November 2016) will show you how to put all these ideas together on set, and deliver the footage to an editor and director for assembly into a complete, coherent, and compelling story.
- Motion picture history
- Preproduction planning
- Working with a crew and actors
- Understanding the story
- Composition in film
- Working with different types of cameras
- Recording, compression, and storage
- Choosing a lens and focal length
- Finding the correct exposure
- Lighting a scene
- Lighting and grip equipment
- Camera movement
Skill Level Beginner
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Appropriate for all
Foundations of Video: The Art of Editingwith Norman Hollyn3h 47m Appropriate for all
1. Before You Start Filming
2. Principles of Storytelling
4. Understanding the Camera
8. Camera Movement
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