DP Mark Vargo, ASC created this informative and funny look at how Hollywood functions due to the efforts of the under-appreciated but much-loved Grip Department. If I was 20 years younger I might sign up! But I think I’ll stick with my current duties as a Directory of Photography. LOL!
Check out Mark’s post on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/82248530
FROM VIMEO: Part tutorial, part love letter – this video represents my take on the importance of the grip department. No grips, no Oscar nomination. Film schools don’t spend enough time on the essentials of gripping and for the life of me I don’t know why! Grips provide literally 1/2 of the lighting on stage and sometimes 100% of the lighting outdoors! You cannot learn how to shoot without some knowledge of “cutting” light. Hopefully this video will help you approach your lighting plan differently in the future.
Hope you like it! Mark Vargo, asc
please visit: markvargo.com/