Working With Set Power Distribution

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  14:25 Minutes of Instructional Video, lighting, camera schematics and a glossary of terms for better learning   –Supplied w/English Subtitles

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  This lesson is for the Set Electrician in training.  Shane Hurlbut, ASC, along with his Gaffer Eric Forand, take you through the basics of on set power distribution and the tools used in the professional world. They discuss 4/0 cable, banded and feeder cable, three-fers, bates connectors, gang boxes and lunch boxes. Don’t know what any of that is? Good, this article is for you. Learn the ins and outs of the different types of cable and their uses, distro boxes, cable connections, splitters and much more. Shane and Eric are a powerful duo with years of experience. Become a better set electrician and a well-rounded filmmaker with this lesson.

  • How to run set distribution
  • What the different components of an on-set power distribution system are
  • How to properly set up your distribution plant
  • What the different types of cable are
  • How to work safely on set with power
  • How to balance your generator load
  • What 208, 220 and 240V mean
  • How to distinguish between neutral, ground, and hot camlock lines
  • How electricians use the knot system to label cable
  • The difference between single phase and three phase power systems

REVIEWS:

<<<Peter D>>>Absolutely badass! Thank you!
<<<Brent L>>> This is so awesome! I love all the new Grip & Electric Lessons. It’s so important and almost always omitted or glanced over in film making texts.
<<<Marcus G>>>Excellent breakdown! I’ll be going over this particular Lesson more than a few times! Thanks for pushing the envelope, and sharing content that will challenge us!
<<<Zhen H>>>It’s a great video. So many things to understand, learn and master. It’s gonna take some time, but very glad that this topic has been touched on. The No.1 most overlooked department on set. Robert B: Great stuff, Shane!
<<<Mario T>>> This is one Course I’ve been waiting to see ever since I became a member. THANK YOU !
<<<Olly B>>> This Course is amazing, and educated me a lot on the electrical side of lighting.
<<<Jose V>>> Amazing Course guys. Grip & Electric Distro is essential and hardly discussed enough.
<<<Marcus G>>> Excellent Course! I’ll be going over this particular Course more than a few times!  Thanks for pushing the envelope, and sharing content that will challenge us!
<<<Zhen H>>> It’s a great Course. So many things to understand, learn and master. It’s gonna take some time, but very glad that this topic has been touched on. The No.1 most overlooked department on set.