CV / English / Rigging Gaffer

Alex Carter

Address: 342 Lightway Street, Filmtown, CA 90210

Phone: (555) 123-4567

Email: [email protected]

Innovative and dedicated Rigging Gaffer with over 8 years of experience in managing complex lighting setups and electrical rigging for a variety of film and television productions. Adept in collaborating with directors and cinematographers to bring creative visions to life while ensuring safe and efficient set operations. Proven track record of leading teams to deliver high-quality lighting effects under tight deadlines.

  • Leadership: Proven experience in leading rigging teams to achieve project objectives.
  • Technical Skills: Expertise in designing and implementing complex lighting and electrical systems.
  • Safety Management: Strong focus on safety protocols and regulations in high-risk environments.
  • Creative Collaboration: Experienced in working with directors and cinematographers to create atmospheric lighting.
  • Problem Solving: Ability to quickly address and resolve technical and logistical challenges on set.
  • Efficiency Improvement: Skilled in optimizing workflows to reduce setup and dismantling times.
  • Software Proficiency: Familiarity with industry-standard software including Vectorworks, AutoCAD, and Lightwright.
  • Lighting Equipment: Comprehensive knowledge of LED, Fresnel, HMI, and intelligent lighting systems.
  • Certifications: Certified Entertainment Electrician (CEE), Advanced Rigging Techniques Course, Safety in the Entertainment Industry Certification.

Lead Rigging Gaffer

Epic Productions LLC, Los Angeles, CA

June 2017 - Present

  • Led a team of 20+ in designing and deploying lighting setups for over 50 major film and television projects.
  • Collaborated with directors and DOPs to enhance visual storytelling through innovative lighting techniques.
  • Managed inventory and maintenance of lighting equipment, ensuring compliance with safety standards.

Assistant Rigging Gaffer

Bright Lights Studio, Hollywood, CA

March 2015 - May 2017

  • Assisted in the planning and execution of lighting setups under the guidance of the Lead Rigging Gaffer.
  • Facilitated training sessions on safety and equipment handling for new crew members.
  • Played a key role in improving setup efficiency, reducing average setup time by 25%.
  • B.A. in Film and Media Production

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2011 - 2015

  • Advanced Lighting and Grip Workshop

Hollywood Film Academy, Summer 2014

  • Electrical Safety Training for Film and TV

Safety First Professional Training, April 2016

Michael Johnson

Director of Photography, Epic Productions LLC

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (555) 987-6543

Laura Smith

Production Manager, Bright Lights Studio

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (555) 876-5432