Thrilled to work as gaffer last week with Collier County Supervisor of Elections, Jennifer J. Edwards for a bi-partisan not for profit, “Get Out The Vote”. The video must’ve worked since Collier County led the state in voter turnout.
Had an amazing time and learned a lot about absentee ballots on this job. The machinery used to sort and verify absentee ballots is amazing. Gives me 100% faith that everybody’s ballot gets counted.
Gaffed for the first time with Director of photography, Michael Lines @mlines_dp out of Atlanta. This man is VERY talented and couldn’t be nicer!
For the gaffer geeks – we used a 3-ton grip truck from our Fort Myers office with plenty of lighting and grip in it for this story. We used Arri Sky Panels and Litepanels Astras and bi-color Gemini’s. For backlights, we used a Joleko (a Leko combined with a Joker 800 or 1600) to produce a very direct and punchy backlight. Grip consisted of a Dana Dolly, and Matthews Slider / Dolly stands to give us quick and easy changes to camera height.
Grateful for all of the political work we shot this political season as the pandemic has definitely cut into our business. Proud to be an American.
We love shooting in Collier County, Florida. So production-friendly!