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What is a best boy in movies?

    • 24 posts
    September 8, 2022 1:27 AM PDT
    I was reading an online article about "Gaffer" and I got a bit confused along the way. I stumbled upon the term "best boy" and I do not understand what it stands for. What is a "best boy" in movies?
    • 57 posts
    September 10, 2022 6:59 AM PDT

    The best boy can be either in the electric crew or the grip crew. Depending on the case, he can be the best  boy electric or the best boy grip...He has many things to do. Mostly, he is responsible that everything is working just fine and the rest of the crew from his department can do their job well.

    • 47 posts
    January 17, 2023 2:56 AM PST

    The "best boy" is very active on the movie set. He has to run from one side of the set to the other and make sure everything is functioning.