key grip


: the technician in charge of moving and setting up camera tracks and scenery in a motion-picture or television production

Examples of key grip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What does a key grip do? Ashley Hume, Variety, 18 July 2022 The plaintiffs in the latest suit are Ross Addiego, the dolly operator, Doran Curtin, the set costumer, and Reese Price, the key grip. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 27 Feb. 2023 The lawsuit, which alleges negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress, was filed Friday in state court in Santa Fe, N.M., by dolly operator Ross Addiego, set costumer Doran Curtin and key grip Reese Price. Staff Author, Peoplemag, 27 Feb. 2023 Back at Kaufman Astoria Studios, a crew member walked by carrying a large sheet cake for the key grip’s birthday. New York Times, 24 Apr. 2021 The movie’s visual style comes down to the exceptional work of cinematographer Zach Kuperstein (The Eyes of My Mother) and his crew of gaffer Joel Kingsbury, key grip Paul Wallace, and First AC Logan Gee. Josh Weiss, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2021 No word yet on a four-year deal for the key grip on The Opposition. Tom Philip, GQ, 1 Mar. 2018 Read more: The organization gets resources from fund-raising benefits and voluntary checkoffs on paychecks for everybody from above-the-title stars to best boy, key grip and other jobs nobody outside the movie industry understands. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 14 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of key grip was in 1977

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“Key grip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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