Grip Workshop with Union Grip Robyn Greer

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Date and Time

Sat, Jun 3
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Austin Public
1143 Northwestern Ave

In this 5-hour Grip Workshop in partnership with MPS Studios, attendees will work hands-on with a 1-ton grip truck and its equipment while learning a wide variety of duties, techniques and terms needed to work on-set. Attendees will learn from Robyn Greer, a union Grip and Electrician with 14 years experience in the film industry.

This workshop will cover:

  • Basic tools
  • Knot types grips are required to know
  • Set-etiquette
  • Equipment types, names and uses
  • Basic lighting terms
  • Common rigging set-ups both outside and in the studio

This course will take place in Austin Public’s Studio 1 and begin at 10am, break for lunch, and then resume until 4pm. While the workshop will spend much of the time practicing hands-on, attendees are encouraged to take notes and ask questions. Please look online before this class event to learn three important knots and how to tie them: the Bowline, the Clove Hitch, and the Trucker’s Hitch. Handouts will be available throughout the workshop. Thanks for your interest in Gripping; we look forward to having you out with us!

About the Instructor
Robyn Greer has worked in lighting her whole life. In 2003 she joined the film industry and two years later joined the studio mechanics union, I.A.T.S.E. Local 484 as a Grip and Electrician. Credits include the recent James Cameron and Jon Landau project, Alita: Battle Angel, directed by Robert Rodriguez. Just before this project began principal photography, Robyn is proud to have worked with Shur-Rig, a company built by a former Key Rigging Grip, Sandy Gilzow. The project that Robyn helped Shur-Rig complete was a new installation of technology for the IMAX theatre in the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Previous credits include Richard Linklater’s recent film Everybody Wants Some and TV shows Friday Night Lights, The Leftovers, Prison Break and From Dusk Until Dawn.



$80 General Public // $75 AFS Members

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