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Lighting Director Gaffer

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222 Islington Ave, unit 13 - Toronto, Ontario - M8V3W7 - Canada

ExperienceGaffer and swing on music videos, short films, commercials, and corporate videos, occasionally 1989-2009, and then focused on that primarily since 2009.

EducationOCADU, Toronto, 1 year
Ryerson Polytechnical University, Toronto, 4 years - Still Photography
Spend most of my free time educating muself, and consider myself a knowledge base / resource for anything involving the image arts, from photography and video, through software design and websites, with illustration, graphic design, product design, sound production, digital image editing and compositing, building equipment and facilities, fixing and customizing equipment, etc.
SpecialitySpecialist in challenging lighting, and matching lighting for compositing, special effects. Excellent in achieving more with less, and being energy conscious to keep cabling and electrical sources reasonable. Drawing on 25 years as a commercial still photographer specializing in lighting and compositing.
Hardware ProficiencyExcellent knowledge of many lighting and grip lines / products, such as Manfrotto / Avenger, Matthews, Mole Richardson, Lowel, LTM, ARRI, KinoFlo, Sunray, Ianaro, CMC, Brightline. Own and operate hundreds of lights and the grip to go along with them. I have a very good understanding of optics and physics as they apply to photography and motion pictures.
Software Proficiency(Always use / have experience with the latest version)

expert: Photoshop, Lightroom, C1 Pro, Pages, Numbers, Live Interior Pro (interior planning software, which I use for designing still and motion studios)

working knowledge: "universal CG software concepts, specializing in lighting and rendering", Illustrator, Acrobat, Word, Excel, and numerous system maintenance and performance utilities and specialty software.

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