Movie Terminology Glossary: K

Key

A general adjective denoting importance.

Key Grip

AKA: Key
The key grip works closely with the director of photography and the gaffer to sculpt the desired look of a film by diffusing and cutting the light. The key grip is also in charge of camera movement whether on a dolly, camera crane or mounted on the hood or bumper of a vehicle.

Kickoff

The start of production or principal photography.