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Grip Fundamentals: In Person


Learn what it takes to be an effective and professional grip. Gain an understanding of what a grip does and their important role in a professional film crew. Get to know the types of grip (key, best boy, dolly), and the on-set etiquette of working with the camera and electrical departments. Topics include basic rigging, cutting light and setting flags, tenting out, managing on-set safety and more. Explore the other major aspect of the grip’s job—creative problem solving. Find out what kind of on-set surprises can arise and learn effective strategies to deal with them.

Camera Theory, Cinematography Fundamentals, Lighting Fundamentals and Creative Lighting are strongly recommended as prerequisite workshops.

Wed 31 August 2022, 6 - 10 pm   
(Registration deadline is Wed 31 August 5:00 pm)

Instructor: Guillaume Cottin

Guillaume Cottin is a gaffer based in Toronto. Over the past ten years, he has served on dozen of commercials for major brands, TV shows and independent French, Canadian and American feature films. Born in Poland, he studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and graduated from the École Supérieure d'Audiovisuel. He also works for the Canadian Broadcasting Coorporation (CBC) as a camera operator on news and current affairs. He is an affiliate member of the Candadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC).



Location: In Person
Category: Production
Maximum Capacity: 8
4 hours of instruction $85 /member$110 /nonmember