So You Wanna Work in Movies

Illustrations of Grip Work....


20' X 20' SINGLE NET TO DECREASE THE INTENSITY OF THE SUN (on Condor Arm)


OPERATOR (ME!) SUSPENDED A LONG WAY OVER COLD WATER - TRUST THE GRIPS!

40' x 40' "GRID CLOTH" TO SOFTEN THE SUN FOR GREEN SCREEN WORK (LA)

NZ GRIPS HOLD THE MODEL OF "THE WATERHORSE" IN THE FREEZING WATER (TOUGH GUYS!)

TECHNOCRANE (ON BOAT) PASSES GIRAFFE CRANE ON SHORE - Leave plenty of Prep time for this!

Boat at speed: grips struggling to control the stabilised head in the waves.. we must have been confident as there is no plastic bag on the camera!

WORKING INTO THE NIGHT - CONTINUING THE DAYTIME LIGHTING (Plane Interior see below)

MOVING A VERY HEAVY PLATFORM FOR A DOLLY SHOT IN THE WATER

FLOATING LIGHT ON BARGE IN THE BACKGROUND POWERED BY IT'S OWN GENNY.

Typical Car Rig with lighting through the front window for a camera shooting from a "hostess tray"
through the side window.

After Lunch break on the back of the Grip Truck.

The best laid plans... (CASANOVA 2005)

This extraordinary rig was constructed on a barge by key-grip Verner Bacciu and went up in the air to light the second floor for the interiors! - below

Sometimes a Steadicam operator steps off a crane after a crane move.. this requires great skill not only from the grip department, but also the operator. This composite photo also shows Pete Cavaciutti about to step off a crane: the warm filters on the HMI lights on the right simulate late sunset.
("Will" 2010).
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