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A journal on photography by Thomas Riggs

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The Grip Guide #5: HMI Lights

From cable etiquette to working with a director of photography, Pixel Corps’s The Grip Guide does an excellent job of explaining some studio concepts, specifically for film and video production. To anyone working with studio equipment (including photographers and music studio engineers), it’s a great resource for refreshing the basics.

I had a blast watching the current lline-up of episodes; sadly, the series was cut short. I asked Pixel Corps’ founder Alex Lindsay, and it seems a sequel is in the works very shortly (involving Kelly Herrin from All-In-One-Truck).

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This article was published on 25 August 2010.