Hands-On Professional Grip, Electric & Cinematography Intensive

FILM TV X 476.74A

A two-weekend intensive on the role of gaffers and grips on a professional set, taught by top Hollywood grips and gaffers on an MBS soundstage. Work hands-on with the latest lighting and grip technology, shaping light and operating dollies, on a professional soundstage with first-hand access to insights from top industry professionals.


What You Can Learn.

  • Experience Grip and Electric roles hands on – in a professional soundstage environment
  • Learn from and interact with top Hollywood grips and gaffers
  • Gain a thorough understanding of Grip and Electric Departments
  • Effectively utilize and maximize your crew as a Director of Photography

About this course:

This workshop features a two-weekend intensive immersion in the function of the Grip and Electric Department on a professional film set. Taught by top Hollywood gaffers and key grips, you will have the opportunity to work hands-on with the latest lighting and grip technology on an MBS Soundstage. Gain a full understanding of the role of gaffers and grips on a professional set by hauling cable, setting stands, running data, and setting lights. You will shape light by setting flags and selecting diffusion, and you will practice camera movement by setting dolly track and running a dolly. This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the right and left hands of the DP from the perspective of those key departments. Special emphasis will be placed on learning how to utilize and maximize your crew as a DP. This hands-on approach allows you to ask questions about the vital relationships between the DP and their close collaborators, the gaffer and the key grip.

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
Ready to start
your future?
By signing up, you agree to UCLA Extension’s Privacy Policy.

vector icon of building

Corporate Education

Learn how we can help your organization meet its professional development goals and corporate training needs.

Learn More

vector icon of building

Donate to UCLA Extension

Support our many efforts to reach communities in need.

Innovation Programs

Student Scholarships

Coding Boot Camp

Lifelong Learning