On paper, a TV and film gaffer is head of the electrical department on set for film, and is answerable to the DOP (or director of photography). Techie through and through, they will be put in charge of ensuring that the kit safely brings the vision of both the director of photography and director to life, managing the ‘best boy’ and the ‘sparks’ on set. While their work is primarily film and TV-focused, they may also work on large photography shoots.
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