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Tag: grip equipment

Film Gear: Clamps

by on Jun.08, 2012, under Gear

Looks like you’ve got Clamps.

Clamps are often the silent heroes of the grip department.  Sure, a C-stand can hold up anything, as long as you have enough of them, and room to set one up on the floor.  But what about when you can’t put anything on the floor because you want to do a 360 pan around.  Or maybe you need to hang a light from a rail.  Who ya gonna call?

Clamps are champs

I generally don’t like buying a lot of gear.  It’s expensive and heavy to haul around, and small stuff can sometimes walk away on a big set.  So when I add something to my kit, it’s almost always because I was on a shoot where that item was either missing—and sorely missed at that, or the item was there and saved the day.  The fact that I have several types of clamps should indicate just how often the right one can save your keister.

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