A Day in the Life

Best Boy

Work with the Director of Photography to set up an adjust the lights that will be used in the first few scenes. Have standby lamps handy in case we need something smaller. Keep a good selection of gels with me as they are always changing them!

What you do: The range of the job?

You may have been wondering about this one! A term used in the film world, for the main assistant to the lighting electrician or Gaffer. See Electrician, Sparks

Qualities: What you need to be able to do the job?

Qualified and experienced electrician, with plenty of film location or theatre experience as a junior. Knowledge of safety requirements.

Career path: How you start and where you can go with it?

Start as a runner or junior electrician and work you way up through the ranks by getting on with people and doing a good job.

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