Harmon Ford Films

The Color Red short Film

Harmon Ford Films • NYC, NY, USA


  • Position
    Gaffer / Chief Lighting Technician
  • Start Date
    Aug 02, 2020Aug 08, 2020
  • Location
    NYC, NY, USA
  • Rate
    This is a paid position. Rate is 350/day

Job Description

The Color Red Production Crew

TCR Mission
“The Color Red” is an exploration of intersectionality and creating an open discourse on the existence of different dimensions of racism. This is a slice of life, intimate capture of two friends and their personal conflicts that arises during a global pandemic. The impetus of the film was sparked by real life current events - ie: COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter movement, miscegenation, anti-Asian sentiment, vandalism, etc. and the need to tell a unique story through our collective perspective. Our mission is to raise awareness & encourage dialogue on deep rooted racial issues and celebrate diversity and life.

Hopefully this captures the essence of the WHY we are creating this film.

The TCR Team

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Roles and responsibilities of a Gaffer

Responsible for the execution and sometimes design of the lightning plan that would have been created in Pre production in conjunction with the DP.
Responsible for managing lighting, including labor needed, lighting gear and electrical instruments.
Have a strong technical knowledge AND a creative mind to know which units are needed to achieve the DP’s look and how to translate that into reality.
Decide on what/how much lighting gear is needed.
Make sure the amount of power available in the set fulfills the requirements, if not then must brainstorm ways to work around this.
Become familiar with the Look of a particular film/show throughout the shoot to be able to set up a lighting plan without having to always consult the DP during every scene, the DP will make tweaks when desired.
During tech recces have enough technical knowledge to understand what is required of him/her and their team, what problems must be faced and ways to work around them. Is a generator needed? Is the location spacious or very compact? Where is good to stage all the gear?
Be creative enough to supply any special lighting “Gags” for a particular shot or scene.
To serve the look of the film, help the DP achieve this look and make the DP and all the HOD’s look good.


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