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Motion Picture and Video Lighting, 2nd Edition by Blain Brown

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GRIPOLOGY

Grip work is an important part of the lighting process. An understanding of basic grip procedure and equipment is essential for any lighting professional. This chapter covers the tools and equipment of grip work, standard methods, and general set operating methods.

What is a grip? Grips do many jobs on a film set: they set up and push the dolly; they handle cranes and all rigging, including hanging lights from a wall, over the side of a cliff, or on the front of a roller coaster—anything that goes beyond simply placing a light on a stand or on the floor. They also handle any lighting control devices (such as nets, flags, and silks) that ...

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