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Is gaffer above key grip?

    • 5 posts
    November 20, 2022 3:39 AM PST

    I have seen there are multiple jobs in the industry, such as grip, key grip, best boy or gaffer and I am not familiar with these titles. I know what a gaffer is. I don’t know the hierarchy. Is Gaffer above key grip?

    • 44 posts
    November 20, 2022 3:40 AM PST

    I think they are equals because they work together

    • 20 posts
    November 21, 2022 4:10 AM PST

    Gaffer and Key Grip are two different departments. It is like comparing the Marketing Department and the HR Department to make it easier for you to understand. They both work for the same thing. They each have a different task. 

    • 30 posts
    November 25, 2022 4:34 AM PST

    No, they work together

    • 49 posts
    November 25, 2022 8:16 AM PST

    Jeffery, you need experience to be any of these two: key grip or gaffer. They are both key roles in the movie making process. Each of them has a different set of responsibilities and they handle different pieces of the same puzzle. None of them is the superior of the other.