Lighting Technicians and Grips

The film lighting technician and grip trades are crucial members of the film production team responsible for the technical aspects of lighting and camera support on set. Overall, both film lighting technicians and grips play critical roles in creating a visually compelling film by ensuring that the lighting and camera movement are perfectly executed to achieve the desired cinematic effect. 

“It's not where you put the light, it's where you place the shadow.”

Lighting is about taking away the light.

"I think the most important thing about cinematography is lighting. That’s how you create the mood that matches the story." - Vilmos Zsigmond



  • Grip and Rigging Tools
  • Clamps
  • Stands
  • Lighting Tools
  • Production Lights


Lighting Technician

  • Intro to Film Lighting
  • Electrical Safety
  • Understanding Color Temperature and Light Quality
  • Lighting Techniques
  • Lighting Design

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