Photography, Film and Video Grip Gear

In North America, a “grip” is a technician responsible for lighting and rigging and on film sets, grips belong to their own department directed by the key grip. There are two main functions when it comes to grips, one is to provide camera support, especially cameras mounted on dollies, cranes, or even ladders and some grips actually operate the camera dolly or crane. The other function of a grip is to help the electrical department on lighting set-ups.

Grips are often called upon to provide “passive fill” light, or bounced light to help provide fill light to a subject and sometimes grips must provide “negative fill,” or the subtraction of light with black panels, screens or fabrics. When it comes to the United Kingdom, Australia and most parts of Europe, grips focus more on camera mounting and support with less emphasis on lighting.

Here at Sunbounce, our “grip gear” focuses on support of your photography, film, and video lighting gear, plus the ability to secure any gear or accessories as required, to meet your lighting needs with Sunbounce scrimsreflectorsWind KillersSun SwattersSun Cages and more; plus your light stands. We are your key grip department’s supply house for your lighting needs when it comes to Sunbounce products.

GRIP HEAD ENTERPRISE

Please do not destroy the thin-walled tubes with unsuitable Grip-Heads!
Suitable for all SUNBOUNCE reflectors. The unique design ensures a secure hold without damaging the thin tube walls.

• One ENTERPRISE for two tube diameters (22 mm and 25 mm)
• Made from high-grade aluminium
• Long clamps ensure a safe hold

ATTENTION:
Only use “SWATTYS” for your SUN-SWATTER, please!

GRIP HEAD SWATTY BIG

The SWATTY is the unique, flexible connection between the SUN-SWATTER and the BOOM-STICK or a tripod.

• In gusty winds, the SUN-SWATTER can easily move to and fro. This prevents damage to the SUN-SWATTER.
• Simple, lightweight and convenient
• The SWATTY is available in two sizes: MINI/PRO (22 mm) and BIG (25 mm).

GRIP HEAD SWATTY DUO

The SWATTY is the unique, flexible connection between the SUN-SWATTER and the BOOM-STICK or a tripod.

• In gusty winds, the SUN-SWATTER can easily move to and fro. This prevents damage to the SUN-SWATTER.
• Simple, lightweight and convenient
• The GRIP HEAD SWATTY DUO is suitable for two sizes: MINI/PRO (22 mm) and BIG (25 mm).

 

BOOM-STICK FOR MINI

The extendable pole BOOM-STICK for SUN-BOUNCER MINI & SUN-SWATTER MINI (1 riser) brings shade to where it’s needed.

 

Specifications: Maximum extension length: 219cm / 7.1ft
Transport length: 108cm / 3.54ft
Connection: 5/8 spigot

BOOM-STICK FOR PRO/BIG

The extendable pole BOOM-STICK for SUN-BOUNCER PRO&BIG / SUN-SWATTER PRO&BIG (2 risers) brings shade to where it’s needed.

Specifications
Maximum extension length: 319 cm / 12.56″
Transport length: 118cm / 4.65″
Connection: 5/8 spigot

GRIP HEAD SWATTY BIG

FOUR SECTIONS/ Three Risers

Solid Aluminium cast tube housing
Solid Steel bushing for Srews
Aluminum cast Screw-Handles
Two 230mm Hand-Warmers for exceptional comfort

  • Base Tube: 35mm / 1.38″ diameter
  • First Riser: 30mm / 1.18″ diameter
  • Second Riser: 25mm / .984″ diameter
  • Adjustment Riser: 25mm / .984″ diameter
  • Wall-Thickness: very unusual 1.5mm / .059″ finest Aluminum
  • Usable length without Adjustment Riser:  283cm / 9ft 2″
  • Adjustment Riser: 22cm / 8.67″
  • Total usable Length: 305cm / 10ft

You think you can’t hold lights and reflectors over a long period of time? Think again. Learn in only 60-seconds how the professional grips do it with a nice tool that does all the work for you.

BOOM SUPPORT

The famous combat belt for deep-sea fishing is a grip’s best friend!

• The ideal carrying support for the SUN-SWATTRE’s long-term use
• Comfortable and simple
• For SUN-SWATTER MINI, PRO and BIG

SANDBAG KIT

Kit Includes four sandbags and one sandbag adapter.

When you use a sandbag adapter, up to three sandbags can be firmly attached to a tripod or light stand. The sandbags no longer slide down the tripod or stand legs and the tripod or stand remains in a stable position – even in a strong wind. Perfectly controlled light at all times!

Did you know that today’s saddle-shaped sandbags were developed in Hollywood 80 years ago? They were put onto the so-called C-Stand legs, which enabled the horizontal positioning of the sandbags, just like a saddle onto a horse’s back. Today, modern tripod or light stand legs are normally sloped and nobody really knows where to put the sandbags, so people try and squeeze them onto the legs’ crossbars. Everybody has experienced this: more often than not you end up with injured knuckles. Sand is not included.

SANDBAG ADAPTER

This special ADAPTER for SANDBAGS allows keeping three SANDBAGS simultaneously in position where the weight is needed – as far to the outside as possible.
For greatest stability, the sandbags need to hang on the outside of the tripod legs.

• Firm stability, even in strong wind
• Firm stability, even when it is shaking
• No slipping
• Holds up to 50 kg or 110 lbs !!!

SCREEN SAVER

Secure your light stand professionally.
For 15 kg or 33 pounds of sand*.

The incredibly stable pro SAND-BAG is secured with two separate chambers and with the unique double Velcro fastener. Sand cannot escape.

With the optional SAND-BAG ADAPTER* the SAND-BAG hangs on the lamp tripod’s legs – exactly where the weight is needed.

• Can easily be filled and emptied for transport.
• Best “ballistic nylon”
• Twin chamber system with double Velcro fastener guarantees highest reliability.

*Sand not included – supplied without adapter.

WATER-BOTTLE SANDBAG

The “Water-bottle sandbag” is THE solution when there‘s no sand nearby. Three supermarket bottles of water (2 litres each) make 6 kg or 13.2 pounds of weight! And after the shooting you can drink the water.

To quickly secure your tripod or light stand. Made of super-sturdy ballistic nylon. The travel sandbag for locations without sand.

For all tripods and light stands! You travel with only small, light, yet super-sturdy bags. Secure, quick and uncomplicated.

BUNGEE-SNAKES

When you need a third hand. Perfect for SUN-MOVER, SUN-BOUNCER MINI and MICRO-MINI.

• No longer carry your reflectors and diffusors in your hand.
• This clip lends you an additional hand.
• The frame easily “plops” into the THIRD-HAND Belt-Clip.
• The THIRD-HAND Belt-Clip for your belt.

“THIRD-HAND” BELT CLIP

When you need a third hand. Perfect for SUN-MOVER, SUN-BOUNCER MINI and MICRO-MINI.

• No longer carry your reflectors and diffusors in your hand.
• This clip lends you an additional hand.
• The frame easily “plops” into the THIRD-HAND Belt-Clip.
• The THIRD-HAND Belt-Clip for your belt.

TUNING-CLIP PRO

To quickly and easily fasten fabrics to a reflector, with no cutting and no sewing.

Light can be “tuned“ just like engines can be “tuned“. It is easy with the SUNBOUNCE system, and it does not cost much. You just need a few TUNING-CLIPS and suitable fabric remnants. Cut or tear it to a size somewhat bigger than your SUNBOUNCE frame and plop the material to the frame with the TUNING-CLIPS. You will have lots of fun playing with the light as you can do a lot with it. Never accept any light as given – always create your own light. Your customers will thank you for it.

TUNING-CLIP BIG

To quickly and easily fasten fabrics to a reflector, with no cutting and no sewing.

Light can be “tuned“ just like engines can be “tuned“. It is easy with the SUNBOUNCE system, and it does not cost much. You just need a few TUNING-CLIPS and suitable fabric remnants. Cut or tear it to a size somewhat bigger than your SUNBOUNCE frame and plop the material to the frame with the TUNING-CLIPS. You will have lots of fun playing with the light as you can do a lot with it. Never accept any light as given – always create your own light. Your customers will thank you for it.

DOUBLE-TUBE CONNECTOR (22MM)

The perfect hinge for all SUNBOUNCE poles to connect several frames.

• The DTC links two poles to one another just like a hinge.
• Two reflectors connected like a “V” create all new light.
• Make a changing booth from three reflectors.

DOUBLE-TUBE CONNECTOR (25MM)

The perfect hinge for all SUNBOUNCE poles to connect several frames.

• The DTC links two poles to one another just like a hinge.
• Two reflectors connected like a “V” create all new light.
• Make a changing booth from three reflectors.

SELF-SECURING PINS BIG

SUNBOUNCE’s unique system is secured with SELF-SECURING PINS (SSPS).

During a shooting you should always have a few spare SELF-SECURING PINS on hand – you never know. The SSPS are structural components of the SUNBOUNCE system’s frame construction. Please use your SUNBOUNCE PRO, BIG or SUN-SCRIMs only when the lengthwise poles are secured with SSPS, please. With the BIG and the SUN-SWATTER, the crossbars also need to be secured!

Attention! The SELF-SECURING-PINS are available in two sizes.

SELF-SECURING PINS PRO & MINI + PRO

SUNBOUNCE’s unique system is secured with SELF-SECURING PINS (SSPS).

During a shooting you should always have a few spare SELF-SECURING PINS on hand – you never know. The SSPS are structural components of the SUNBOUNCE system’s frame construction. Please use your SUNBOUNCE PRO, BIG or SUN-SCRIMs only when the lengthwise poles are secured with SSPS. With the BIG and the SUN-SWATTER, the crossbars also need to be secured!

Attention! The SELF-SECURING-PINS are available in two sizes.

California Sunbounce Light Enhancing Photography Tools

California Sunbounce light enhancing photography tools are made in Germany with proven engineering including hand-sown fabric screens. The manufacturing process includes total quality management.

Made For Professionals

All Sunbounce products are made for professional videographers and photographers, by professionals.

Durable Design

Manufactured and designed with the best products to ensure durability and ruggedness.

Designed By A Photographer

Sunbounce products designed and tested by World Press Photo award winner Peter Geller.

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