These are a small selection of the projects for which I served as the Gaffer.
Cover is a short film that I served as the gaffer on a few months ago, so unfortunately the full film is not yet available. However this trailer offers some fantastic looks at the main lighting setups we completed for the project. As the gaffer I was tasked with taking the Director of Photography's abstract ideas for where light should come from and its quality, and translating that into beautiful and evocative imagery using the lighting tools available to me.
I have included this project because the dramatic styling make it easier to see the contributions I made as the head lighting technician. While I was not making overarching creative decisions, this film offers an example of the physical problem solving required to make lighting of this kind come to life. Whether it is in the form of cinematic style lighting or more generally through the physical fabrication of something like an installation project I am looking forward to continuing to flex these mental (and literal) muscles in the coming years.
This is a music video project on which I worked as the gaffer. I was involved fairly early on in crafting the general look along with the director, the cinematographer and the production designer. I also helped to construct the lighting package, and then finally worked with the small crew to successfully create the look we had imagined.
I have included this for many of the same reasons as the trailer for Cover. Ultimately it demonstrates my comfort in executing an abstract, creative idea in literal, physical terms.