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10/11

Gaffer

Burbank, CA

Film (Short)

Starts Nov 08

Full Time

  • Job Requirements: Must be local to location (or willing to work as a local).
  • Additional Requirements:
    • Can you work full-time as a gaffer + grip?

BIG PICTURE:
We are searching for a highly creative and skilled Gaffer that can aid in providing lighting for our short cinematic video productions. This individual will be key to our team in ensuring effective and high quality lighting, focused on the mood and tone of each scene. The ideal candidate not only has excellent working knowledge of all lighting equipment and gear, but is an exceptional communicator with strong problem solving skills. The Gaffer will be skilled at anticipating all lighting requirements, working collaboratively and creatively with the Director and Production Teams, and bringing life to each scene. This position often requires working long hours including nights and weekends. Since we are a mission-led company and all of the content we create inspires people, the right candidate will find the long hours to be exciting and highly satisfying!

HOW YOU’LL SPEND YOUR TIME:
Prepping for shoots both at the studio and on location by retrieving all necessary lighting and electrical equipment
Setting up scene lighting upon arrival to each scheduled shoot; adjusting as needed in collaboration with the Director
Operating and setting up all electrical equipment such as stinger’s, power bricks, and adapters
Overseeing all lighting and electrical equipment ensuring safety is a priority
Building dolly tracks and controlling movement of the camera dolly
Setting up various camera rigs for car mounts
Breaking down sets once production is complete, including but not limited to-coiling cables, folding c-stands, putting away lights
Ensuring electricity is accessible to all departments
Driving the company van as needed

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