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Film Terms Glossary –San Antonio Film Academy

  • Key Grip (Can be split into two positions of Dolly Grip for camera dept. and Key for lighting): The chief grip who works directly with the gaffer in creating shadow effects for set lighting and who supervises camera cranes, dollies and other platforms or supporting structures according to the requirements of the director of photography.
  • Key Light:The main light on a subject.
  • Kick: An object with a shine or reflection on it from another object.
  • Kiss: A light that gently brushes a subject.