We are counting down the last hours for you to enter our amazing Kupo giveaway ending today. One very lucky winner will find himself or herself the owner of an entire new professional photo studio (minus the four walls!) This Dream Studio bundle of tools is valued at over $10,000, and includes a vast array of Kupo grip gear, a Nikon or Canon DSLR, a pair of Bowens monolights and accessories, an Induro tripod and head, a PocketWizard set, a Tenba case, and last but not least, a personal one-on-one session with Jason Friedman, the Kupo Gear Guru.
Kupo Grip manufactures an arsenal of innovative equipment that provides worry-free support for your most important imagemaking gear, living up to our catchphrase, “Never let go!”
No purchase is necessary and you must live in the USA to be eligible. Best of luck, and may the best photographer or filmmaker win!
THIS IS NOT YOUR DADDY’S GRIP ARM!
Have you ever tried to use a grip arm as a mini boom by mounting a light fixture at the end of it, only to find gravity pulling it downwards because the set screw wasn’t strong to hold up its weight? We’ll now there’s a simple solution.
Kupo just introduced an exciting innovation in grip arm design. At the end of our 40″ grip arm, you will find a baby hex pin with six milled flat surfaces. So now you can mount your light fixtures or accessories on the end of your grip arm like a mini boom and they won’t rotate due to the set-screw of that fixture or accessory, locking onto one of the sides of the hex pin.
40″ Grip Arm with Hex Pin – KG203711
Hex Pin Detail
Set-screw tightened against one of the milled flats so it won’t rotate.
40″ Hex Grip Arm Supporting a 1K Fresnel.
Silver 40″ Grip Arm with Big Handle – KG203711
Black 40″ Grip Arm with Big Handle – KG203612
The 40″ Hex Grip Arm with Big Handle is a 2 1/2″ Grip Head mounted on the end of a 40″ steel bar 5/8″ (16mm) in diameter that is painstakingly machined to create a rough non-slip surface. At the end is a hex pin with six milled flats. The 40″ Hex Grip Arm is available in both machined silver and a stealthy black powder coat. Below you will find more information and technical specifications.
Length: 42.75 in / 108.59 cm
Width: 6.19 in / 15.72 cm
Height: 2.50 in / 6.35 cm
Weight: 3.04 lb / 1.38 kg
While we were out at Cinegear LA 2012, we visited Filmtools in Burbank. Here is a quick snap of our Kupo Display. Kupo blue bins chock full of Kupo 2-1/2″ Grip Heads (KG203012). If you are looking for a few Kupo grip heads, a Master C-Stand Kit with Turtle Base or to stock your grip truck, stop by this awesome shop for filmmakers and get your grip on!
Kupo Display at Filmtools
Out of all the trade shows where Kupo exhibits, Cinegear has to be one of my favorites. It is a two day event held this year, June 1st & 2nd, 2012, on the Paramount Pictures lot where we happened to be located on street called Greenwich Village. Being a New Yorker, it plays with your head to see reproductions of the neighborhoods that I grew up in. Cinegear features the latest top gear for cinematographers and video professionals. It is a smaller show than NAB, but being outside in the California sunshine playing with all the toys a DP dreams about, and talking with industry pros makes for a unique experience. If you would like more information about cinegear, just head over to www.cinegearexpo.com. If you’ll be in the L.A. area next year we welcome you to come buy and visit our booth. See you next year!
Booth #90 - Kupo Grip
Cinegear LA 2012 - Floorplan
"Kupo" Apple Boxes
Another Hollywood Sunset
Kupo Grip Head (KG203012)
I would like to thank Mole-Richardson Co. for lending us some lights to dress up our stands as well as inviting us to their 85th Anniversary celebration. From being a pioneer in using incandescent lighting to replace the less efficient Carbon-Arc lights to Peter Mole’s Academy Awards, the first one for creating the Fresnel Spotlight, I wish Mole-Richardson Co. another 85 years of incredible lighting innovation that has lit up Hollywood and abroad since 1927.
Kupo Grip – Never Let Go!
In this video, Fresh DV’s Matt Jeppsen and Kendall Miller interview Jason Friedman from Kupo Grip USA as he covers some of their revolutionary grip gear. Check it out!
Kupo Grip – Never Let Go