Mike from the SubStream's "Film Lab" has some tips regarding lighting, gripping and gaffing.
Mike's soul screams for Rosco's magic Cinefoil wrap (aka Black Wrap, aka shroud-of-death wrap). Made from black holes. Learn what it's used for and how to use it! It's really just thick black aluminum foil with heat protection. The easiest and cheapest lighting accessory.
This is film school condensed and packaged for your mass consumption. Learn the insider's tricks to making movies!!!