FILM & VIDEO PRODUCTION GLOSSARY

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
There are currently 5 names in this directory beginning with the letter K.
Kelvin
The Kelvin is the definitive unit of temperature, with zero degrees Kelvin representing absolute zero. Freezing point is approximately 273 degrees Kelvin and 1 Kelvin is equivalent to 1 degree Celsius. Video Production Companies and their lighting departments refer to the colour or temperature of lamps used for lighting. Therefore, Kelvin can be used as a unit of Colour Temperature Measurement. A 10K light will not mean 10 kW, but this means 10,000 Kelvin.

Key Grip
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. (Production) The Key Grip is in charge of a group of Grips. Key Grips may also by the construction co-ordinator and a back-up for the camera crew.

Key Light
The main light on a subject, see Basic Lighting. (Lighting)

Kick
A Kick is an object which has a light reflection cast on it, caused by another object. (Grip / Lighting)

Kiss
A light beam which gently touches a subject. (Lighting)

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
There are currently 5 names in this directory beginning with the letter K.
Kelvin
The Kelvin is the definitive unit of temperature, with zero degrees Kelvin representing absolute zero. Freezing point is approximately 273 degrees Kelvin and 1 Kelvin is equivalent to 1 degree Celsius. Video Production Companies and their lighting departments refer to the colour or temperature of lamps used for lighting. Therefore, Kelvin can be used as a unit of Colour Temperature Measurement. A 10K light will not mean 10 kW, but this means 10,000 Kelvin.

Key Grip
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. (Production) The Key Grip is in charge of a group of Grips. Key Grips may also by the construction co-ordinator and a back-up for the camera crew.

Key Light
The main light on a subject, see Basic Lighting. (Lighting)

Kick
A Kick is an object which has a light reflection cast on it, caused by another object. (Grip / Lighting)

Kiss
A light beam which gently touches a subject. (Lighting)