Best Boy

Learn the duties and responsibilities of the Best Boy

Best Boy

Developed by Jason Tomaric, FilmSkills
The Best Boy is the second in command of the grip department. In this module, you will learn the duties and responsibilities of the Best Boy.
  • 11:22 video that details the role of the Best Boy
  • Illustrated companion guide
  • The role of the Best Boy
  • The relationship between the Best Boy and Key Grip
  • How the Best Boy's role changes depending on the budget of the production
Jason Tomaric

Jason Tomaric

Director, Cinematographer Los Angeles, California
Jason J. Tomaric is an Emmy, Telly, and CINE Award-winning director and cinematographer of four internationally-distributed feature films, dozens of national television commercials, music videos, and the largest film training content library in the world, published author of 8 books - used in many top universities, and creator of, an industry-changing learning management platform. 
Jason has worked in Los Angeles and around the world in over 20 countries. His clients include Disney, NBC/Universal, National Geographic, McDonald’s, Toyota, Scion, Microsoft, and Paul Mitchell, with narrative work screened at Sundance, Slamdance, and South by Southwest film festivals as well as on Netflix and on all broadcast networks.
Jason has taught and/or guest lectured at some of the nation's most prestigious film schools including UCLA, Columbia College, John Carroll University, Kent State University, San Francisco State, University of Notre Dame, and numerous film festivals.
Jason has written eight industry-defining books, all sold in bookstores, and used in film schools around the world. The American Society of Cinematographers hails Jason's books - "There are no wasted words in Tomaric's tome, which concisely summarizes each facet of the director's craft.  It's difficult to think of a step in the process that Tomaric fails to address." 
Jason’s DVD training series on Hollywood film production have trained filmmakers in over 40 countries, with distributors in Europe, Hong Kong, New York and Australia.
In 2010, Jason launched FilmSkills, which combines the world’s largest film training video library with his proprietary learning management system.  Adopted by 47 universities within the first year, FilmSkills is now the leading industry-standard training solution for motion picture and television production.
In 2015, Jason launched, an industry-changing learning management platform that bridges the gap between academia and industry.
Jason J. Tomaric

Jason J. Tomaric

Emmy-winning director/Cinematographer
Jason J.Tomaric is a multiple Emmy, Telly and CINE Award-winning director and cinematographer. With four feature films, sixty commercials, music videos and an educational DVD series on the market, Jason's approach to filmmaking has made for a successful, fulfilling career. Jason has worked in over 20 countries as a director and has taught at some of the nation's most prestigious film schools including UCLA and the New York Film Academy. Jason's book, "Filmmaking"(Focal Press) is available in bookstores worldwide.
Jason is also the creator of FilmSkills.
Mike Uva

Mike Uva

Key Grip "Nip/Tuck", “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, "Everybody Hates Chris", and author "Uva's Grip Book"
Michael G. Uva is a well-respected Key Grip in Hollywood, with over 20 years of experience in film, TV movies, and commercials to his credit, including the recent hit shows "Nip/Tuck," “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, and "Everybody Hates Chris." He is the author of The Grip Book.
Richard Mall

Richard Mall

Academy Award winner, Key Grip, "Iron Man 1 & 2," "Avatar," "Twilight," "GI:Joe," and "The Italian Job,"
Richard Mall is one of Hollywood's most accomplished key grips.  With over 78 feature film credits on his resume including Avatar, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Gi: Joe, Gulliver's Travels, Twilight, XXX: State of the Union, The Italian Job, The Majestic and What Lies Beneath, Richard's contribution to modern cinema is apparent. In 2013, Richard won the Academy Award, Technical Achievement Award for the design and development of the Matthews Max Menace Arm.


Rick Taylor

Rick Taylor

Camera Operator, "Don Jon", "The Price of Happiness", "Timecode", "Perfect Game", "Team Knight Rider", "Ghostbusters" and "He-Man"
Rick Taylor is a Los-Angeles based Camera Operator and Cinematographer whose credits include On the Lot, The Price of Happiness, Timecode, Perfect Game, Team Knight Rider, Ghostbusters and He-Man