Grip Department Certification Course

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  • This course is open for 12 weeks
  • 18 lesson series
  • Certificate of completion
  • 4 hours, 37 minutes of video
  • Industry-leading instructors

$179.00

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About this Course

Grips are the rigging masters on set, placing points and support for lighting instruments, building camera supports, shaping and cutting light, and working side by side with the electricians.

In the Professional Grip and Rigging Course, we partnered with leading Hollywood grips and manufacturers of the gear used on professional sets to teach you the skills and techniques to begin your career in the grip department.

You will learn:

  • The roles and responsibilities of the key grip, the best boy, grips, and the dolly grip
  • How to properly use C-Stands
  • The types and uses of grip stands
  • Clamps and rigging gear, and how to use them safely
  • Grip support tools
  • How to set up a goal post and menace arm
  • Knots for on set rigging
  • How to use scrims, nets, flags, silks, solids, and neutral density gels
  • Proper set etiquette when choosing a light source and reducing it
  • How to control the size of a light source
  • Using Fresnels to craft the spread of light
  • How to control wraparound
  • How to work with diffusion on barn doors
  • How to work with soft boxes and Chimeras
  • How to skin a 4x4s
  • How to work with 6x6 overheads
  • How to control spill from soft light sources
  • How to create internal vs external shadows
  • Benefits and drawbacks of bard doors
  • How to work with black wrap
  • How to work with egg crates and louvres
  • How to work with flags and solids
  • How to create gobos
  • How to create a cucoloris and brancholoris
  • How to build a duvatyne skirt
  • How to control the size of a light source
  • How to control wraparound
  • How to work with diffusion on barn doors
  • How to work with soft boxes and Chimeras
  • How to control spill from soft light sources
  • How to set up dolly track
  • How to operate a camera dolly

Your instructors in this course are experienced Hollywood filmmakers and include:


RICHARD MALL
Academy Award Winning Key Grip
Richard's credits include "Ant-Man," "Iron Man," "GI:Joe," "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "Twilight," "xXx: State of the Union," and "The Italian Job”

MIKE UVA
Key Grip, Dolly Grip, Author, “Uva’s Grip Book”

RON SILL
Gaffer, “Monsters,” “Rags to Riches,” “Iron Eagle”

ED JOYCE, Gaffer
"Sea Rescue," "Uncanny," "Foursome," "Making Movies”

HARRY C. BOX, Camera Operator,
"Heroes," "Brothers and Sisters," and Author of "The Set Lighting Technician's Handbook"

 

 

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