Are you getting the most out of your grip gear? From clamps to stands, learning how to rig a light or lighting control instrument where you need it, safely, is an important skill in achieving the desired cinematic look.
That’s why we partnered with Matthews Studio Equipment to produce an extensive series on grip gear and rigging gear and techniques. We will show you each piece of grip equipment – from stands and clamps to complex rigs – how to properly rig them, and on-set safety protocols.
Grip and Rigging: Clamps
We unload the grip truck to show you how to use common clamps used on film sets, including mafers, cardellinis, C-clamps, furniture clamps, playtpus clamps, scissor clamps, gaffer grip, and how to use each clamp safety.
Grip and Rigging: Rigging Hardware and Techniques
Learn how to safely use grid and pipe clamps, lollipops, offset arms, wall plates, double and triple headers, grip heads, wall spreaders, Mattpoles, putty knife, and chain vice grips.
Grip and Rigging: Stands
From baby and combo stands, to hi-his and low boys, learn how to safety use industry-standard stands on set.
Grip and Rigging: C-Stands
Learn how to properly use a variety of C-stands, including turtle base, spring loaded, as well as rigging options for grip heads and arms.
Grip and Rigging: Grip Support
Learn how to properly use sandbags, apple boxes, taco carts, and furni pads on set.