Whether you are just starting out working in the film industry, or have been in it for a long time – this manual will give you a strong understanding of the Grip and Electric departments AND make you a integral member of either team. With focused action taken by you, the material presented will help you climb a rung or two of the ladder in the entertainment business. This manual, however, will NOT qualify you to work as a Key Grip or a Gaffer … only years of experience will make you a Key Grip and/or Gaffer.

It is electrifying, gripping and rewarding to work in these departments of the motion picture industry. Let’s start this journey … step into the light by reading thoroughly and learn about a ‘dolly’, a ‘c-stand’, and a ‘baby’!