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You've heard about grips and you've seen their names listed in the credits, but what do they do?  What is the role of a grip, and how can you pursue a career as one?  Amazingly entertaining Hollywood Key Grip Casey Slade takes us into the grip department to get an insight about one of the most versatile - and interesting - departments on a film set.


  • 25:16 FilmTalk
  • Q&A with Jason Tomaric
  • Illustrated Companion Guide


  • The role of a grip on set
  • How grips approach the daily challenges of filmmaking
  • How to have a career as a grip
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