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Grips and Crane Technicians

Grips are responsible for erecting, operating and supervising specialist equipment to achieve camera movements in film and TV production. Crane technicians operate camera cranes, under the supervision of a competent Grip.

There are three levels of qualification:-

  • Grip Advanced Level 3 NVQ – qualifies a Grip to supervise grips operations on a production whether as sole Grip (if working alone) or as First Grip or Key Grip (if working with others).
  • Grip Level 2 NVQ –  qualifies a Grip to work under the supervision of a First Grip or Key Grip.
  • Crane Technicians Level 2 NVQ – qualifies a Crane Technician to operate camera cranes under the supervision of a First Grip or Key Grip.

The Grips and Crane Technicians qualifications are administered by Amersham and Wycombe College. BECTU maintain a Grips Branch webpage showing the list of qualified Grips here.

For more information contact Sara Megan – email: SMegan@amersham.ac.uk