best boy

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13:59 Mar 5, 2010
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Art/Literary - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama
Additional field(s): Media / Multimedia
English term or phrase: best boy
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Best Boy means chief assistant. The best boy can be the second in charge of any team, but the term usually applies to the lighting/electrical and grip departments on a film set.

Example sentence(s):
  • The Gaffer could also be named "chief lighting technician" and a Best Boy is his next in command. Gothamist LLC
  • The job is not a glamorous one, and usually the only recognition you get for your hard efforts is when the audience sees the term 'Best Boy' in the credits and laughs. Helium, Inc.
  • On films with very small crews, the electric (lighting) department often consists of only a gaffer, a best boy, and a few electricians. The grip department may include only a key grip, a best boy, and a few grips. Wapedia
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3 -1电器和灯光助理


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Definition from 豆瓣:

此定义出自豆瓣,但网上大多直呼“灯光助理” 。

Example sentence(s):
  • ”还有一次,他故意捉弄灯光助理,因为灯光助理的灯架很长,常不小心打到人却浑然不知“ - 电视剧网  
  • ”1. 负责灯光设备的布置、安装、调试、操作和维护; 2.协助做好活动前AV流程的策划及活动后的信息反馈; 3.配合完成后期输入输出的剪辑和编辑; 比灯光师差一档,灯光师助理主要是配合工作,不是象灯光师要对灯光效果和优化组合负责的。 “ - 百度  
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Votes in favor of/against selecting this as the best translation of the term asked
No  Zibow Retailleau: 应是“摄影机助理或灯光助理”,grip是影业中管理摄影机和照明设备的人
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