The grip is responsible for the handling, installation, and dismantling of equipment required so that members of the camera department can achieve shots envisioned by the director. They operate under the supervision of the key grip.
More specifically, the grip non-exclusively performs most or all of the following tasks:
- moves, installs, and dismantles camera supports, tripods, cranes, dollies, etc., and for this purpose, notably uses framing wood, chains, cables, winches, rails, and scaffolding;
- operates, as needed, some of the equipment mentioned in the previous paragraph;
- adjusts, as needed, reflectors and light diffusion gels.
*Please note that the use of the masculine gender has been adopted for ease of reading and is not intended to be discriminatory.