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Overview

The Grip Book, Fourth Edition has been updated and revised to be even more valuable to professional grips-the "jack-of-all-trades and master of all" on a film or video set. Grips install, set up, maintain, and ensure the safety of all equipment needed on a set, such as lighting stands, cameras, and any specialty equipment needed for a shoot. This new edition contains the latest information about the latest equipment and has been updated to reflect changes in the industry including CGI screen setup and 'cleaning up the perms.' The Grip Book also teaches readers how to become a professional grip and have a successful career, and will continue to be an indispensable learning tool and reference for grips of all experience levels.

This friendly, practical, on-the-job manual details the equipment, processes, and tricks of the trade that you will need to know in order to be a successful grip. This new edition contains the latest information on the newest equipment available and has been updated to reflect changes in the industry. This valuable professional reference, known as "the bible" for grips, contains more information than ever on how to become a professional grip and have a successful career, and will be an indispensable learning tool and reference for all experience levels. The Companion DVD includes visual demonstrations of techniques and equipment as well as the popular "grip rap" theme song.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240812915
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/7/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael G. Uva is a well-respected key grip in Hollywood, with over 32 years of experience in film, TV, movies, and commericals. Credits include films such as Easy A, Kalifornia, and Iron Eagle, and shows such as The League, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Bones.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Getting That First Job; Warning/Disclaimer; Grip Equipment Guide; Filters and Gels; Seno's Jibs; Trovato Jibs; Porta Jib; Weaver Crane; Maxi Jib; ZG Arm; Javelin Arm; Piccolo Crane; Jimmy Jib; Fisher Jibs; Chapman Crane Arm; Aero Crane; Barber Baby Boom; Straight Shooter; Pegasus; Technocrane; Enlouva Crane; Giraffe crane; Strata Crane; Dollies; Heads; Aircraft; Mounts; Insert Cars; Show Rig; Cable, Sling, and Hardware; Staging Systems; Lifts; Glossary; Index

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