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GripsCrane Technician


The Crane Technician is a specialist in the operation of a camera crane, which is also known as a remote head as part of the grip crew. They are responsible for the assembly, rigging and maintenance of this highly specialised piece of equipment. They must plan shots, angles and positioning under the direction of the key grip and camera operator before filming begins. They are responsible for unloading, constructing and maintaining the equipment according to the production’s deadlines and schedules during the shoot. They are responsible for the safety of the equipment, putting detailed safety and preventative measures in place.

Is this role right for me?

For this role, you will need:

Specialised knowledge of and in-depth experience with rigging, managing and operating the camera crane on set.

Awareness of the risks and dangers of operating camera cranes, and ability to put safety measures in place.

Knowledge and skills to be able to maintain the equipment throughout the course of the production.

Ability to work as part of a team and to troubleshoot any issues that arise.

Work with:

  • Key Grip
  • Best Boy Grip
  • All of the Grip Department

Career Path to Crane Technician:

This is a specialist role. The Crane Technician require specialist training and qualifications with camera crane.