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CoPVA Meeting


The topic for this meeting is....

 All Things Grip with NELSON GOFORTH

Nelson Goforth has worked on TV and film sets for 25 years, mostly in the grip and electric departments; he has worked on over 40 MOWs (movies-of-the-week), theatrical features, low-budget indies, commercials, industrials, and more.  Movies you may have seen: Dumb and Dumber, Phantoms, Fast and Furious 7...well, not yet.

Nelson is a Red Epic owner and has, in the past few years, started directing and shooting narrative shorts and other materials.  Examples of his work, including a reel, are at


Grip duties / What's a Grip?

What's in your bag now?

Basic tools: c-stand, sandbag, flag/net, apple boxes, gels. overheads

How to set a c-stand.

Why fresnel lamps?

Wardrobe correction

Gelling a window

When to call for help

Camera movement, briefly

How to not kill people.

Dinner and drinks will be provided.

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  • Evelina C.

    January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent and informative meetup, learned a lot about the grip department and lighting

    January 30, 2014

  • n

    Excellent speaker

    January 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait to meet the people at this event!

    1 · January 29, 2014

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