Gaffer

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DAKDAN Studio At the Hillcrest Event Center 16260 East 350th Street
Coal Valley, IL
Posted: April 28 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The gaffer is also known as the chief lighting technician. This person is primarily responsible for developing a lighting plan according to the desires of the Director of Photography. The gaffer informs the best boy and key grip on where and which lights are to be placed. The gaffer is in charge of creating the best possible lighting scenario according to the camera framing.

Responsibilities

-Set up and focus lights
-Communicate with other film staff to interpret their creative vision into the lighting design
-Visit and assess locations for technical purposes
-Assemble all the lighting and filter equipment needed
-Ensure all lighting equipment is in working order
-Manage the lighting budget
-Collaborate with the producer and sound technician throughout the projects
-Select lights and equipment to be used and organize any additional equipment
-Set up, focus, and operate light fixtures and equipment
-Explore new techniques and special effects
-Pack down lights after usages
-Other related duties

Requirements

-Knowledge of equipment
-High-level technical and creative skills
-Strong communications skills, verbal and written
-Hard working and dependable
-Organization and the ability to multi-task

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