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Gaffer/Grip (Fee-Based) – AMDA – Los Angeles, CA

Company: AMDA

Location: Los Angeles, CA

  • Full Time


The Gaffer/Grip (Fee-Based) is responsible for supporting the Cinematographer on AMDA Film projects throughout each semester. Projects are student written, and act as a culminating class project that is captured by a professional crew. Gaffer/Grip duties include planning the technical execution of scene lighting, safely and efficiently, within the bounds of available resources. The position will collaborate with the Cinematographer/Shooter and Director/Editor, as well as lead student crew, for each assigned project.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plan technical setup of lighting, working with Cinematographer and Director
  • Setup and breakdown equipment (lighting, set, or camera as requested)
  • Assure safety of students and crew on set
  • Be accountable for equipment inventory and organization during load in, load out, and while on set
  • Provide guidance and direction to student crew
  • Work within available location and equipment resources


  • BA or BFA in a related field preferred
  • 1 – 2 years of previous experience in a similar position
  • Experience in the Film Production industry
  • Flexible attitude; friendly customer service skills and professional demeanor
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Must be reliable to shooting assignments once confirmed (typically weekends)
  • Must be able to lift up to 75lbs and climb stairs and ladders

AMDA is proud to be an EOE employer M/F/D/V

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