Watch This 1995 Film That Shows That A Grip Does

Oct 12, 2015

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Watch This 1995 Film That Shows That A Grip Does

Oct 12, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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If you are just starting your way on movie sets, you probably hear grip this and grip that. But what is a grip anyways and what do they do?

Well, they do pretty much anything that’s involved with movie magic. (special effects and CGI aside), they are guys who set up dollies, move tracks, place microphones and lighting gear. And basically anything that you’d say, but how the heck can I put THIS over THERE, they know how to put it THERE for you.

It is a hard job which is not often credited, so it was nice to see this oldie from 1995 made at Paramount Studios Grip Dept showing what the Local 80 brothers grip team are doing on their day to day routine. Imagine how would this movie look if they had GoPros, Drones and stabilized gimbals.

Get A Grip movie was made by Laura Jacobson (former Grip), and produced by husband and wife  Richard and Marcie Lestz Jastrow.

[GET A GRIP via reddit]

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4 responses to “Watch This 1995 Film That Shows That A Grip Does”

  1. David Olsson Avatar
    David Olsson

    Don’t forget this: https://vimeo.com/82248530

  2. Marcus Wolschon Avatar
    Marcus Wolschon

    Can’t be watched in Germany because it has music by UMG.

  3. HDSLRnow Avatar
    HDSLRnow

    I guess they didn’t realize that using copyrighted music was unethical not to say illegal back in those days…lol…

  4. Alexander DiMauro Avatar
    Alexander DiMauro

    I actually worked as a grip for about 3 years back in the 90’s. It was definitely fun at times, getting to build stuff. Of course, most of the time you were just hauling all the equipment wherever you were directed to move it. Loading, unloading trucks at the beginning/end of the day, etc.