the essential skills of a professional grip to become the jack and
master of all trades on any movie or television show set. Discover vital
insider tips ranging from how to operate cutting-edge rigging and
lighting equipment to performing difficult camera mounts on aircraft,
boats, trains, and cars.
In The Grip Book, seasoned Hollywood grip Michael G. Uva
teaches you to install, set up, maintain, and ensure the safety of all
equipment on a set, such as C-stands, cameras, and any specialty gear
needed for a shoot. Guidelines for on-set etiquette and how to succeed
as a technical crew member will jumpstart your career and make you a
valuable asset on any film or television crew.
This new 6th edition marks the books 30th anniversary and has been
fully revised and updated to include expanded coverage of on-set
scenarios, such as gripping near water and at heights; a brand-new
chapter dedicated to providing insider solutions to various gripping
problems that can often appear insurmountable to the uninitiated; and a
brand-new companion website featuring a downloadable reference guide on
grip equipment, and extensive how-to video demonstrations.
Other features include technical expertise on maintaining the latest
and greatest filmmaking equipment; an updated self-test section
containing over one hundred questions and answers; a comprehensive
appendix containing a robust glossary of insider and equipment terms;
and guidelines on what a grip has to be physically able to perform in
their day-to-day duties.