FANME presents an online Q&A with gaffer/grip Dave Donaldson, August 24

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In terms of an on-set production team,  what is a gaffer? What is a grip? What responsibilities do they each have respectively on a film set?  What kind of equipment does each handle?

These and other questions will be answered in an online Q&A with gaffer/grip Dave Donaldson, August 24, 2020, at 7:00 PM.  Presented in part as an ongoing visit with industry professionals from various departments in film,  this visit, which will be presented online because of the pandemic, will be brought to you by the Film and New Media Expo.  This event will be presented on Facebook.

FANME is the educational component of the by the Royal Starr Arts Institute. Last year FANME working closely with the Oakland Community College in Royal Oak presented a variety of workshops and seminars by some of the area’s local talent that taught different things, like acting and scriptwriting; different crew positions, etc.

The Royal Starr Arts Institute as a nonprofit fosters,  brings together and serves the creative community of Michigan offering valuable educational opportunities, and events that celebrate and support artists.  By fostering an art community here in Metro Detroit they help build a better tomorrow for artists everywhere. Priding themselves in listening to its community of creatives they help find solutions that better serve the artistic population.

The continuous effort to educate the art community and the public and aid in the refinement of talents and skills in the creative communities is imperative to the continued growth of artists in Michigan.

FANME and the Royal Starr Arts Institute are sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HWWB, Realtors, and the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office.

For more information on the Royal Starr Arts Institute, check out their website at

Keep an eye on social media for updates on future events.

To learn about gaffer/grip Dave Donaldson, check out his youtube channel “Grip Tips” –


Royal Starr Arts Institute
Corporate Address
880 S. Old Woodward Ave
Birmingham, Michigan 48009
(248) 825-3110

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