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Dolly Grip

Expert Sources: Kenny Davis
Date: August 30, 2019
Reads: 9,661

Career Overview

Dolly Grips prepare a location or set for camera motion and support the camera any time it is moving. They lay protective flooring according to the scene blocking, hold the camera when it is rigged to any moving vehicle or equipment, and push and pull the dolly along track or across the floor.

Alternate Titles

A Dolly Grip, B Dolly Grip

Salary Range

$100K-$300K

Career Description

Kenny Davis is a veteran Dolly Grip, with extensive high-profile feature credits including Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky, Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven and Nolan’s Memento. He sheds light on the nebulous nuances of being a Dolly Grip:

“As a Dolly Grip, you’re more part of the Camera Department because our job is camera support, movement, animation of the camera in many shapes and forms. I support the camera itself any time it’s in motion. It doesn’t necessarily mean the camera is actually on a dolly or on track.”

Davis breaks apart the specific roles around the camera any time there