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Sat, May 14


Sharpened Iron Studios

Grip Class

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Grip Class
Grip Class

Time & Location

May 14, 2022, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT

Sharpened Iron Studios, 1314 S Polk Street, Amarillo, TX, 79109

About the event

The Grip Department is overseen by the Key Grip and are responsible for setting up, rigging, and striking equipment. A grips main goal is to “shape the light” on a production set. There are also many points of crossover within the grip department. Most commonly, grips can be associated with Gaffers as Grip-Electric and the Key as Riggers. There are also grips working with the camera crews building tracks, mounting multiple rigs on moving autos, and setting up crane shots. Grips play a vital role within any production.

Key Take Aways:

  • Breakdown of grips roles and responsibilities
  • Basic equipment & tools
  • Walkie-talkie intro & etiquette
  • Run through a day in the life of a grip
  • Grip truck
  • Best boy position and duties
  • Build production set ups using grip equipment
  • Learn the “shaping of light”
  • Expendables
  • Grip Gear
  • Diffusion, gels & frames
  • Bounce and diffuse light
  • Equipment organization
  • Reflecting light
  • Overheads, knots, SAFETY
  • Ladder safety
  • Hang grip gear from a grid
  • Laying dolly track
  • Level track and maintenance
  • Dolly and jib movements
  • Rigging techniques
This event has a group. You’re welcome to join the group once you register for the event.

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