Gaffers ‘R’ Us

Meet the Gaffers shining a light on sets and locations of productions big and small

David Smith

He's worked with household names of cinematography like Ben Davis, Hoyte van Hoytema and Dion Beebe during a career that have seen him on the likes of Spectre, Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars. David Smith recounts his experiences of being a Gaffer.
Photo: Julian Bucknall

Brandon Evans

Lighting may be in the blood and the family of gaffer Brandon Evans, but he has made his own name in the world of high-end television drama on series like Fortitude, Da Vinci's Demons and Taboo.

Chuck Finch

This time we shine a light on Chuck Finch, the gaffer on numerous Harry Potter movies, who offers his advice on becoming a gaffer, how the industry has changed, and the friendships forged with cinematographers.

John ‘Biggles’ Higgins

With a flick of his trademark moustache, John Higgins, known as 'Biggles', has turned electricity into on-screen magic on over 60 features. Read his story here.

Perry Evans

Julian White

We speak to gaffer Julian White on his career development, lighting approaches and the importance of creative collaboration.