30+ Years experience

Alan Steinheimer offers creative lighting for video production and stills as a gaffer and lighting director. His 30+ years of experience brings focus and problem-solving muscle from the first phone call to the final invoice.

Alan's strengths are creativity, speed, and crew management. Most sets are run with LED lights controlled by an iPad running Blackout. He can improvise until wrap, or follow a DP’s detailed plan.

Alan works with a wide variety of grip trucks to scale for each production size. Working as the rental house and gaffer ensures reliable and speedy delivery of all gear, including the extras that owner-operators bring to the job.

Shaping Light for Video in the Age of LEDs
2nd Edition by Alan Steinheimer

Now available from Focal Press. Lighting for video, choosing LEDs, lighting theory and practice, tips and pitfalls, and how to be a successful freelancer working in lighting and grip are all covered in this new edition brought to you by Alan Steinheimer, a working gaffer in the San Francisco Bay Area.