The Grip Book: The Studio Grip's Essential Guide, 6th Edition from Focal Press provides you with information to learn the essential skills of a professional grip on a movie or television set. Included are insider tips ranging from how to operate rigging and lighting equipment to performing difficult camera mounts on aircraft, boats, cars, and trains.
Hollywood grip Michael G. Uva teaches you to install, set up, maintain, and ensure the safety of all equipment on a set, including C-stands, cameras, and any other specialty gear needed for a shoot. Guidelines for on-set etiquette and how to succeed as a technical crew member prepare you to be an asset on any film or television crew.
This new 6th edition has been fully revised and updated to include expanded coverage of on-set scenarios, insider solutions to various gripping problems, and a new companion website featuring a downloadable reference guide with information on grip equipment and extensive how-to video demonstrations.
Michael G. Uva is a well-respected Hollywood key grip with over 32 years of experience on movies and commercials in both film and television. Credits include films such as Easy A, Kalifornia, and Iron Eagle, and shows such as The League, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Bones. He has taught at UCLA's extension program, Cuyahoga College Cleveland, and Bakersfield Film Commissions, as well as for the Hollywood CPR Program at West Los Angeles College. He has also taught at international institutions such as the Kerry ETB Training Center in Ireland.
New Edition Updated to Include:
- Expanded coverage of on-set scenarios, such as gripping near water and at heights
- Insider solutions to various gripping problems that can often appear insurmountable to the uninitiated
- Downloadable reference guide on grip equipment, and extensive how-to video demonstrations
- Technical expertise on maintaining the latest filmmaking equipment
- Self-test section containing over one hundred questions and answers
- Comprehensive appendix containing a robust glossary of insider and equipment terms
- Guidelines on what a grip needs to physically perform their day-to-day duties