Asked in Filmmaking
Who is the gaffer in a film credit?
December 08, 2016 7:45AM
Gaffer is the chief electrician of a film or television production responsible for the execution of the lighting plan for the production. This term originated from the moving of overhead electrical equipment using a gaff.
July 05, 2015 5:22PM
The 'Gaffer' in the motion picture industry is traditionally the chief electrician or lighting technician. (This word comeds directly from old English fairground slang where the gaffer was the man who controlled ferris wheels, roundabouts and other moving rides.)
July 05, 2015 4:51PM
the guy responsible for using gaffer tape. he's the guy who mounts lights and cameras and does all the heavy lifting jobs like moving flight crates and setting up behind the scenes with the camera men and lighting guys