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Gaffer

The chief lighting technician for a production who is in charge of the electrical department.
Gaffer

In film and television crews, the gaffer or chief lighting technician is the head electrician, responsible for the execution (and sometimes the design) of the lighting plan for a production. The term "gaffer" originally related to the moving of overhead equipment to control lighting levels using a gaff. The gaffer's assistant is the best boy electric.

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chief lighting technician
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execution
film
gaffer
head electrician
lighting plan
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