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.