Oklahoma-based作家, 导演, 和 filmmaker Noble Banks talks with key grip 和 visual effects key grip Craig “Cowboy” Aines, 他的作品包括 Dr. 无所事事的人2 和 快乐吉尔摩. 在这节课中, you'll learn about the differences between a Key Grip 和 a VFX Key Grip, as well as what you'll need to know in order to succeed as a VFX Key Grip.
A Key Grip works with the Gaffer 和 the 导演 of Photography to help oversee electric 和 索具 crews on a set. They’ll work with these teams to execute 照明 和 camera movements with a variety of equipment. A Visual Effects Key Grip differs from a Key Grip in that they specialize in unique 照明 techniques 和 camera technologies that make those iconic action shots from some of your favorite movies possible.
视觉特效键握 will be hired by the DP 和 Gaffer. A lot of prep goes into the shots that a VFX Key Grip will be responsible for on set. 在前期制作, 他们将使用故事板, previs书, 以及由署长提供的预先时间表, 1日的广告, 和DP来帮助他们计划什么设备, 索具, 和 照明 will be needed to accomplish the shots for a given production. This prep will include a lot of data calculations to ensure safety on set. 和他们的摄影师一起工作, they will begin to prep for the 索具 和 照明 required, using measurements 和 load calculations where necessary.
During filming, the VFX crew will arrive two hours before the call time to unload 和 prepare. Usually, they will set up for that day's list of shots on a stage provided by the production. They will first build the camera rig 和 load the mo-co rig on the stage. Each shot will require a different set of problem-solving skills. 视觉特效键握 will make sure that the crew follows the daily call sheet to keep on track with the shooting schedule. 其中一名工作人员正在进行视觉特效拍摄, another part of the crew will prepare 照明 for the next shot. 经常, 他们将与制作人沟通, 第一个广告, 和 a 视效总监 to make sure the VFX unit stays on schedule. The VFX crew does not work with talent or the first unit camera team, they will work at the same time as principal photography but normally on a separate stage.
视觉特效键握将合并 notes from the 导演, DP, 和 生产商 as they continue with production.
同事: 视觉特效键握 must be a quick thinker 和 problem solver to help the 索具, 照明, 和 camera teams problem-solve issues that arise on set.
可靠: ……很重要。 to be loyal 和 reliable as a member of the Grip 和 Electric team, as the working relationships that you foster on a set will lead to future work in the industry.
组织: To help manage the VFX crew 和 keep the shots on schedule for production, 视觉特效键握必须是有组织的.
基础数学和代数: A VFX Key Grip works with heavy, expensive equipment that is often rigged high in the air. The ability to underst和 和 compute basic math 和 load calculations is important for the efficacy 和 safety of these rigs.
剩余的不易激动的: A VFX key grip needs to be able to adapt to changes on set, which requires patience 和 a level head.
Start out as a PA in the grip 和 electric department. Gain experience, make connections 和 work your way up in the department. ……很重要。, 尤其是当你刚开始做这一行的时候, to adopt the attitude of a learner who is able to listen to instructions 和 work as a team to accomplish any given task.
First Company grips can make around $40 per hour, VFX key grip can expect to make around $55.00每小时.
For more information on pay for this position 和 information on how to join a union, visit: http://www.iatse.net/
视觉特效使用的是制作方提供的设备. Cowboy carries 90% of the equipment he needs on his own truck, which is a 70ft grip truck to hold all of the equipment necessary for production.
In cases like this, the production will rent the equipment from a grip who brings his own equipment.
Mo-Co平台: 是指 以“运动控制钻机。."
故事板: Graphic representations of how a film will unfold, shot by shot.
Previs: 是指“previsualization." Modern previs books 和 previs schedules are built using digital technology that allows a 导演 to plan 和 create sequences for a film. Previs公司与主管密切合作, 视效总监, 和 sometimes the Production Designer to build digital sequences that are given to the VFX Key Grip as examples of what a 导演 would like to see in a shot.
起重机: A crane shot is a shot taken by a camera on a moving crane. Most cranes can hold the camera 和 the camera operator 和 some can be moved by remote control. accommodate both the camera 和 an operator, but some can be moved by remote control.
棒: 指的是电影布景上的三脚架. 如果你听到“抓住棍子”!" Someone is referring to both the legs 和 head of the tripod.
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