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Gaffers vs Grips

The following is a common filmmaking joke: How many grips does it take to fix a light bulb? I don’t know None, let the gaffer do it   The informant explains that gaffers only handle electrical work, while grips handle everything else and its disrespectful to do the gaffer’s work if you are not one… Continue Reading »

F*** Sound

Informant Bio/Context My informant attends the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts’ film production program. She is primarily focused on camera and lighting work and works often as a director of photography (crew member in charge of lighting scenes and composing shots in the camera). On a recent student film set she told… Continue Reading »