The Film Lighting department is filled with experts on how to create realistic light, build atmosphere, and operate the lighting gear that makes the magic happen with ease. Can you see yourself as a Gaffer, Best Boy, or Grip?
The work of a Key Grip combines technical know-how with an artist's eye. Here's how to get the education, skills, and experience you'll need to land the gig. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$150 to $500 per daySalary Range:$60,000 to $100,000Alt Titles:Head of Grip Department
Gaffers have a gift for knowing the best way to shape light to create visually striking on-screen images. Here's how to get a foot in the door and work towards your dream career as a Gaffer. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$64,852Salary Range:$65KAlt Titles:On Set Gaffer
The Film Electrician lays cable and sets up lights for the Gaffer on a film set. There are two types: a Rigging Electric and an On-Set Electric. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$51,013Salary Range:$35K-$73KAlt Titles:Lamp Operator, Electric
The Best Boy assists the Key Grip in running the Grip Department by managing the crew, placing gear orders and keeping track of equipment. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:Salary Range:$50,000 to $75,000Alt Titles:Best Boy Grip
Grips are part of the Grip Department. The Key Grip hires and oversees the Best Boys, Dolly Grips, Hammers and Rigging crew for a production. They make sure sets and rigs are safely built and... Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$120,000 to $450,000+Salary Range:$120,000 - $450,000+Alt Titles:First Company Grip
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