pictures, concerts, and live shows, to tape down cables and other short-term
set-ups. More often than not gaffers tape is use to fasten wires to conceal
them from the view of a theatre audience or of a camera lens or to the floor
for safety. Thin strips of colored gaffers tape is also used as blocking
indicators for actors. It is also used when an immediate unplanned solution is
needed, from briefly fastening equipment or props to repairing a broken
convention centers and hotels extensively use gaffers tape to hold down cables
to platforms and stands. It is essential for any videographer and to any
production rental companies.
provide black edges to tables, chairs, and other props; it can be used to
soften clattering noises of shoes on stage; and it is used to fasten props on
shelves in a moving set. Photographers utilize the tape to label cameras and
camera accessories and to avoid lens flickering in the backdrop. Remedy light
streaking through a camera’s viewfinder by taping gaffers tape over it.
used to mark on stages where lights are to be aimed and to nail a piece of
cloth to a wall for a headshot background. Some sound crews use gaffers tape to
fasten radio microphone belt packs to the actor’s back; other sound crews use
gaffers tape to secure the positions of microphone stands.