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Responsible for the gear that supports the work of the camera operators and also installation and management of the rigging equipment.

The grips provide scaffolding for hanging the lights, and flags and silks to soften lights and create shade. They also provide means for creating high angle, low angle or unusual shots, and dollies and cranes for camera movement.



Entry Level


Entry Level & In-demand

What kind of jobs are available?



What those who work in this department usually bring to the work.


  • Knowledge of rigging equipment and other equipment such as boom/scissor lift operation, relevant certificates.


  • Previous work experience in a professional film or television production or related crafts and trades.

Rigging Grip

A-Camera Dolly Operator

Lead Grip / Setup

2nd Grip

Key Grip

Grip Technician

Dolly Operator

Best Boy / Rigging (Grip)

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