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Lighting Supervisor

At a resident theatrical company or on a large touring production, there is usually a lighting department supervisor.

Lighting Console Programmer

The lighting designer typically hires the lighting console programmer (sometimes called the moving light programmer) as an assistant with the express purpose of programming the show during the rehearsal phase.

Technical Artist

Something of a hybrid between an artist and a programmer is the video game technical artist. This person works under the direction of the art director and technical art director, and is responsible for the systems and tools associated with creating and porting art assets.

Mole-Richardson Co.

Italian immigrant Peter Mole and his partners, Elmer Richardson and Fielding Coates, founded Mole-Richardson in 1927 to pursue new techniques and technology in production lighting. One year later, the company introduced its first line of incandescent lighting instruments; the “Inkie” quickly became the preferred choice among cinematographers. 

Adirondack Studios

Co-owners David Thomas Lloyd and Christopher Detmer founded Adirondack Studios in 1975 in upstate New York with the core objective of providing custom scenery and technology solutions to the performing arts industry.

Clair Brothers

The first gig for Roy and Gene Clair’s fledgling operation was a show for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at F&M College in their home state of Pennsylvania. As the brothers built upon their expertise and business savvy, their client list grew to include the Rolling Stones, Queen, Elton John, and U2; they rocked Live Aid and were witness to the infamous Woodstock ’99. 

Master Electrician

There is no plot too complicated or electrical emergency too daunting for this guru of the ampere—if there’s solder and gaff tape, there’s a way to get it done. The master electrician implements the lighting design of a production and makes sure the whole rig doesn’t go up in a spectacular display of sparking shorts and electrical fires. They also spend entirely too much time and money concocting elaborate holiday home lighting displays.

PRG

Production Resource Group is one of the largest suppliers of entertainment and event technology in the world, and consequently, one of the largest employers of technicians. PRG houses more than 1.5 million square feet of warehouse space and operates 31 facilities in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Set Lighting Technician

Lighting technician is a job with many different titles, but it’s one of the most vital to film production. Set lighting technicians (also known as electricians, lamp operators, or juicers) do more on set than flip a switch. Instead, they operate the hundreds of lights and run the miles of cable necessary to set the look of a scene and illuminate the action.

Grip

Grips are the “make it work” people. They are trained in the art of pulling solutions out of thin air. The grip department, as its namesake indicates, is the keeper of the bag of tricks, and good grips have a gadget or gizmo for every potential need—or they can bend, twist, or cut something to work. Primarily the grip department is concerned with cutting light (the saying goes that electricians make the light and grips make the shadows) and facilitating camera movement.