Summary

I am a freelance Videographer, Gaffer, and Key Grip. I am always willing to travel.

Credits

2/22 – 8/22

Key Grip (Second Unit)

Staff Position — Doom Patrol Season 4 Warner Brothers Details
2/22 – 8/22

As the Key grip I supervised and directed my grip crew of eight to fulfill the needs of the production in a professional and safe manner. I instructed and assisted my grips on how to remove walls safely and successfully. I communicated with the camera department and my dolly grips to achieve certain camera shots/positions in an effective yet safe manner. I worked closely with the gaffer and Director of Photography to achieve the look of the show. We shot EXT. and INT. on stages and on location. Equipment we used included 22ft techno cranes, 23ft Scorpio cranes, hybrid 3 dollies, peewee 3 dollies, 20x20 telehandler flyswatters, condor rigs, pully systems, and a 10 ton grip package.

2/22 – 8/22

Grip

Staff Position — Doom Patrol Season 4 Warner Brothers Details
2/22 – 8/22

Full time first unit company grip for the run of the show. I was responsible for deploying gear in a professional and safe manner. I maintained and repaired grip equipment. Assisted with techno cranes and stood in as a dolly grip. I worked as the pocket grip for the run of the season. I stood in as the first unit key grip when the key grip was absent. I completed 20 Days as the first unit Key Grip.

11/21 – 2/22

Grip (Rigging)

Staff Position — Hulu Candy Details
11/21 – 2/22

Full time rigging grip. I was responsible for rigging points, chain, chain motors, truss, waterfall pipes, and teasing the sets on the Atlanta Metro stages. I had to provide my MEWP and Telehandler certifications for this job.

12/20 – 12/21

Gaffer Christmas Wish

Film (Feature-length) — Sappy Films LLC / G It's Entertainment! Details
12/20 – 12/21

Head of lighting for the feature. Worked closely with the cinematographer and art department to achieve desired and professional visuals.

10/21 – 11/21

Grip (First Unit)

Staff Position — Blumhouse Productions They/Them Details
10/21 – 11/21

Full time first unit company grip for the run of the show. I was responsible for deploying gear in a professional and safe manner. I maintained and repaired grip equipment. Assisted with techno cranes and stood in as a dolly grip.

8/21 – 10/21

Grip (Rigging)

Staff Position — Paramount First Ladies of the United States Details
8/21 – 10/21

Full time rigging grip. I was responsible for rigging points, chain, chain motors, truss, waterfall pipes, and teasing the sets on the Cinelease stages. I had to provide my MEWP and Telehandler certifications for this job.

3/21 – 7/21

Grip (First unit)

Staff Position — Doom Patrol Season 3 Warner Brothers Details
3/21 – 7/21

Full time first unit company grip for the run of the show. I was responsible for deploying gear in a professional and safe manner. I maintained and repaired grip equipment. Assisted with terchnocranes and stood in as a dolly grip.

11/20 – 12/20

Gaffer Snapshot of love

Hallmark — Film (Feature-length) — Sappy Films LLC / G It's Entertainment! Details
11/20 – 12/20

Head of lighting for the feature. Worked closely with the cinematographer and art department to achieve desired and professional visuals.

Media

  • Biltmore Fitness Commercial

  • Tongues of Fire Live Stream Promo

Recos

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Jonathan Elder
Key Production Assistant
This man is a tank of a G&E boy who understands his light meter better than anyone else I've ever met. He's a gaffer that leads by example and is good at communicating with his team. The first day I met him he picked up 16 Sand bags like they were ma ...MORE...
Jonathan Alexander
Production Coordinator
John is a wonderful guy who hustles hard and brings a lot of positive energy on set. He is a formidable Key Grip and Gaffer, has a great working knowledge of cameras, and is always prepared to solve problems. Love this guy, would be happy to work wit ...MORE...
Riley Rowland
Production Assistant
John’s performance was exceptional. He possesses a strong knowledge of lighting and grip equipment and follows instructions easily. Having a dependable crew can make or break a film, with John on my team it allowed me to focus more on my duty’s i ...MORE...

Education

Class of '18

Western Carolina Unversity

Bachelors Degree

My Gear

  • Sony a7R III
  • Sony a7 III
  • light package
  • Audio package
  • DJI Ronin-S
  • Joker 200 HMI
  • Dracast
  • Sarmonic Wireless Lav X2
  • Shinobi External Monitor
  • Rokinon Prime Set F1.5
  • Sony FS7M1
  • Sony A73 x 2

Skills

  • Avid
  • Producing
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Camera Operator
  • Final Cut
  • Lighting
  • Color Grading
  • Gimbal Operator
  • Camera Knowledge
  • Rigging Grip
  • Photography Assistant
  • lighting assistant
  • Cinemetography
  • EditingDirecting
  • Adsibe Creative Suite
  • Ronin-S