What is the key grip in a movie?

  • What is the key grip in a movie?

    Posted by Jeffery on 2022-11-21 at 4:24 AM

    I am not familiar with these titles and I was reading online about the Grip job in the industry. What is the key grip in a movie? I did not understand it. Can someone please explain it to me?

    Amy replied 5 days, 15 hours ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Maura

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    2022-11-21 at 6:27 AM

    The Key Grip, the Gaffer and the Cinematographer work together. They supervise the grip crews and report the progress to the DoP. The Key Grip needs problem-solving skills, technical knowledge about the gear and strong communication skills because he needs to coordinate the crew. The Key Grip also coordinates the transportation of the equipment and is in charge of its set-up. The key grip plays an important role on set.

  • Amy

    Member
    2022-11-21 at 7:01 AM

    For someone who doesn’t have experience, this is very confusing. It is still very confusing for me as well.