GRIP 2 COURSE

Mastering the Rig and Shaping the Light

Have you just wrapped on your Grip 1 course, or already have a basic knowledge of grip? Grip 2 is the perfect course to help you refine your skills to help you start specializing as a grip on film sets. The Grip Department works directly with the camera and lighting departments to rig, move, modify and problem solve - it is crucial to the success of every production.


The Film Foundry’s Grip 2 course will provide you with advanced knowledge of gripping through firsthand experience and specialist sessions with industry leaders. You will be fully immersed in the film world to not only train you how to be a grip, but to develop the skills you need to thrive in the entertainment industry in a variety of technical positions.

Experience can be taken into consideration to waive the first Grip 1 course.

 

ABOUT THE COURSE

Grip 2 is a 36 hour advanced film crew technician course taught by 40 year industry veteran Kirk Manton with Specialist Guest Instructors, Key Grip Tony Perija and Chief Lightning Technician, Tom Voelpel.

This course will run for 4 weeks from November 1-December 1! The schedule is: 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm-8pm

  • Saturday November 5th and November 19th are 8am-5pm

  • There will be no classes held the week of Thanksgiving (November 21-27)

Experience can be taken into consideration to waive the first Grip I course.

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WHAT WILL I LEARN IN THE GRIP 2 COURSE?

  • Inside Tips of the Trade

  • Safety on the set

  • Being part of the Team (Grip and Lighting Department Essentials)

  • The Business side of things (Paperwork, Unions, Your Rights, and Succeeding as a Freelancer)

  • The Tools of the Trade (All the Gear, Personal Kit, Vocabulary, How to Use, Specialties)

  • Shaping the Light (The Art of how the Grips effect film image – Lighting and Camera)

  • Rigging World (The Essentials of rigging the Cameras, Lights, Effects, Cars and People)

 
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ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE COURSE, YOU WILL BE ON YOUR WAY TO BEING QUALIFIED FOR THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

Entertainment Industry:


• Gaffer 

• Best Boy 

• Key Grip 

• Dolly Grip 

• Grip  

• Film Electrician 

• Large Venue/Specialty Lighting & Rigging


Multi-faceted positions:


• Independent productions

• Community service productions (churches and non-profits)

• Local commercial

• Local broadcast

• Basic electric in local soundstage productions or in metropolitan areas

• Local TV access stations, 

• Small business marketing

• Training videos

• Infomercials

• Local theatre companies

• Streaming prosumer productions

• Set lighting technician

• Managing safety practices of the electrical department (requires solid work experience)

• Lighting Programmers