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SF Bay Area 

Gaffer with 1-ton

Equipment

Pre-loaded Grip equipment included in base price
325/day plus .80/mi

Stands

Flags and Overheads

12 total C-stands 

  2 Sliding leg C-stands

  4 C+ turtle base c-stands

  2 20" c+ stands

  6 standard 40"

2x 3-rise steel combi stands

2x 3-rise baby stands

3x 2-rise baby stands

2x low slider stands 

12 total C-stands 

  2 Sliding leg C-stands

  4 C+ turtle base c-stands

  2 20" c+ stands

  6 standard 40"

3x 3-rise steel combi stands

2x 3-rise baby stands

3x 2-rise baby stands

2x low slider stands 

Grip

2- 4.5" lollipops

3- extra 2.5" gobo heads

2- extra long arms

4- cardellini

2- mini cardellini

3- mafer

1- 6" studded C-clamp

2- duckbill/platypus/quacker

1- speedrail menace arm kit

4- full apples

2- 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 apple box

1- nesting apple box set

     wedges and shims

4- steel shotbags

6- sandbags

2- junior to baby adapter ("butt plug")

3- baby pigeons/wall plates

1- junior pigeon/wall plate

1- 24" furni clamp w/ pin

2- big ben speedrail clamp

3- threaded baby pin

2- chain vise grip

1- 1x1 mirror on swivel plate

6- #3 spring clamps

12- #2 spring clamps

6- #1 spring clamps

assorted speedrail fittings

camera ball mount

cheese plate

2- 10' speedrail

2- 5' speedrail

2- 4' speedrail

4- 2' speedrail

ratchet straps

MORE ASSORTED GRIP ITEMS

1- 12x12 frame

2- 8x8 frame 

12x12" 1/4 grid, 1/4 silk, 2x solid, ultrabounce,greenscreen

8x8:  1/2 grid, 1/4 grid, 1/4 silk, solid, 2x ultrabounce

1-12x20 ultrabounce

3- 42"x42" floppy solid

1- 4x4 each single, double net

2-  42"x42" open frame (pre-skinned with diffusions)

3-  3'x3' floppy

1-  3'x3' ultrabounce floppy

3-  3'x3' open frames (pre- skinned with diffusion)

3- 2'x3' solid

1- 2'x3' silk

1- 2'x3' single and double net

1- 2'x3' open frame

1- 18"x48" "blade" solid

1- 18"x24" solid, single, double

Electric

10- 25' stingers

8- 50' stingers

2- 12' stingers

2- quad boxes

1- power strip

6- cube taps

1- 1k variac

1- 1k hand dimmer

1- 2k magic gadget dimmer/flicker

2- 650w hand dimmer

Expendables

tape leash (gaffer, paper, camera, j-lar)

bead board

foam core (b+w)

show card

black wrap

trick line

clothespins

baling wire

armature wire

Gelly roll (CTO, CTB, plusgeen, minusgreen

Gelly roll (diffusion, ND)

Gelly roll (party colors)

assorted gel rolls

Pre-loaded Lights, pay as used

HMI

Arri M18

Joker 800 w/ joleko kit

Joker 400 w/joleko kit

275

200

175

Chimera

3' Octaplus

5' Octaplus

4'x1' strip softbox

Airbox for 1x1 LED

snapbag for 1x1 LED

Medium pancake lantern

small pancake lantern

xs video pro

40

50

25

10

20

35

25

25

Dolly

Dana Dolly complete kit

5' and 10' rails

2 low dolly stands w/ wheelsets

110

incl.

25

LED & LED Tubes

Litepanels Gemini 2x1 w/honeycomb

(LP version of S60)

Aputure 600x; speedring

Aputure 300x; w/chimera speedring

2x Litepanels Astra w/softboxes

4x Astera 4' titan tube w/snapgrid

2x Quasar x-fade 4'

2x Aputure 60x

Aladdin 1x1 flex panel

Dracast 1x1 daylight panel

4x Aputure MC kit (rgb puck lights)

275

 

200

110

60

40

70

75

75

30

75

Tungsten

4x 150w Dedolight

2x source four leko

leko iris, patterns kit

1x 650w tweenie

3x 300w midget

1k Mole Par

1k Triolet chimera base

40

40

40

40

30

40

40

I'm happy to subrent anything you don't see here.
 
 
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ABOUT

Here's what I can do for you: Make it look great and make your production go well. I'm a very experienced gaffer and I am a problem solver, looking out for looming problems, even if they aren't technically in my department. I do my best to make the video shoot work out well for everyone involved.

I started working in lighting in 1998 in New York.  In the New York years, I worked as a gaffer on features, music videos, commercials, on-air spots, corporate video, and reality TV. With my extensive experience and can-do attitude, I can make it look awesome, no matter what your goal. I've been working as a gaffer in the SF Bay Area since 2013, based out of Oakland.  Most of the work I do in the Bay Area is on corporate and marketing videos for tech, finance, and wine companies.  I'm easy to have on set and a team player. Let's make some videos!

My 1-ton van is excellent for medium and small shoots of all types. If the job is bigger than my lighting and grip package, no problem.  I routinely subrent gear or trucks from local vendors.

I also find myself doing more and more hybrid work, where I'm the gaffer but am called up to be a camera operator some of the time.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY about me

Brian Tucker, Blackbelt.ai

"Tom is always my first hire on a shoot, he is a safe pair of hands and the anchor I build the crew around."

George Kelly, Multi Image Group

“Tom was great.  Fast, tireless and most importantly knowledgeable.  My shoot was flawless in large part because my lighting was flawless.”

Elie Khadra, DP

"you're a beast on set, I enjoy watching you work!"

 

GALLERY

 
 

Pricing

How much does it cost to get an experienced gaffer in the SF Bay area with all necessary equipment, you ask?

Labor rate 850/10

1-ton and all grip 325 + .80/mi

lights are pay as used

Negotiated flat rates available 

Typical 1-day job usually costs 1300-2200, depending

All this said, it's always worth discussing the budget. Call me!
 

CONTACT

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