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Last updated: Sep 1, 2022
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Career Overview

The Gaffer is the Chief Lighting Technician who leads the electrical department on a film set. They work in preproduction and production to help achieve the desired cinematic image by overseeing all electrical needs, particularly the lighting needs during principal photography.

Alternate Titles

Chief Lighting Technician, CLT, On Set Gaffer

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$19K to $129K1