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Successfull lighting technicians & grips are always growing and learning new things. It’s the type of job that you will never fully master, there is always something new to learn or experience.
These are some of the most detailed blog posts that the internet have ever seen in regards to these subjects. We cover everything from how to work as a Gaffer, Key Grip, Best Boy and General tech, all the way to the tools used in each department and where you can aquire these tools at the lowest possible price.
Below is a breakdown of all of our posts regarding working as a Grip & Lighting Technician in the Film & Television Industry:
Grip & Lighting Technician Blog Posts
Working as a Gaffer: What Does a Gaffer Do? – Comprehensive breakdown of the job of a Gaffer
Working as a Key Grip: What Does a Key Grip Do? – Comprehensive breakdown of the job of a Key Grip
Working as a Best Boy Grip or Electric – Comprehensive breakdown of the job of a Best Boy
Working as a Grip or Electric – Comprehensive breakdown of the job of a Grip or Electric
105 Tips for Grip and Electric to Live by – A diverse and comprehensive list of tips for working in the grip & electric departments
Lighting Technician Tools – The tools of the trade, followed by link to where they can be purchased on Amazon
Lighting Technician Tools: 7 Tools Every Electric Needs – 7 tools that every electric should carry, followed by link to where they can be purchased
Knots for Grips – Several YouTube videos that breakdown all the basic knots you’ll need to know to work as a Grip
Grip Tips: How to Roll Up Sound Blankets – An Amazing video that will teach you how to roll up sound blankets/furniture pads
How Being More Like Batman Will Make YOU a Better Grip & Lighting Technician – Some useful tips that you can learn from Batman and apply to working asa grip or electric
Work Smart, Not Hard – One of the most important things to keep in mind on a film set, especially when working as a grip or electric