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by Oklahoma Film And TV Academy
Film Crew 101

The VFX Key Grip


A Key Grip works with the Gaffer and the Director of Photography to help oversee electric and rigging crews on a set. They’ll work with these teams to execute lighting and camera movements with a variety of equipment. A Visual Effects Key Grip differs from a key grip in that they specialize in unique lighting techniques and camera technologies that make those iconic action shots from some of your favorite movies possible. Today, our host, Oklahoma-based writer, director, and filmmaker Noble Banks speaks with Key Grip and Visual Effects Key Grip Craig “Cowboy” Aines, whose credits include Dr. Dolittle 2 and Happy Gilmore.



by Oklahoma Film And TV Academy