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Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking by Dan Rahmel

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Knots, Hitches, and Bends Overview

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In making a film, your life will be greatly simplified if you know a number of basic knots. A few fundamental knots can be useful for everything from transportation to steadying equipment. I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen camera operators secure expensive camera equipment with knots and lashings that I wouldn’t trust to anchor a bag full of garbage. You’ll find that the most varied problems can be solved with a handful of well-understood knots.

Keep in mind that learning knots is not easy for most people, so don’t get frustrated if you tie a knot perfectly one day and can’t remember how ...

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