Wade Cordts is a Hollywood based I.A.T.S.E local 80 Key Grip. He is the team lead for the Scene Snipers and specializes in custom rigging, stunt rigging, fabrication, and the unusual.
Saturday, 01 July 2017 03:27
Modtruss is awesome, shiny and cool looking. But is it really needed? I pulled up the spec sheets for 12" aluminum Modtruss, 12" Tomcat, and 20.5" Tomcat to crunch the numbers. Here are my thoughts...
Friday, 01 January 2016 01:48
Saturday, 27 February 2016 01:30
Part of being a grip is knowing when to use the right hardware for the job. Many times, this requires the use of grade 8 rated hardware to ensure the highest levels of strength and safety on set. However, a skill that is rarely needed if not commonly overlooked is double checking the bolts we are using to ensure there was no mixups with the other hardware floating around set, or an error on the order before we use them. Here is an easy chart to help you identify at a glance to make sure you are using the proper grade 8 bolts.