Lighting & Grip Services for
Film, Video Production & Still Photography

Creative and experienced lighting design

Alan Steinheimer offers creative lighting for video production and stills as a gaffer and lighting director. My 30+ years of experience brings focus and problem-solving muscle from the first phone call to the final invoice. My strengths are my creativity, speed, and crew management. I run most sets with LED lights controlled by an iPad running Blackout. I can improvise until wrap, or follow a DP’s detailed plan. I can choose from a wide variety of grip trucks in my shop compound to scale for each production size. Working as the rental house and gaffer ensures reliable and speedy delivery of all the ordered gear, and the extras that owner-operators bring just in case. I am also the author of a Focal Press book of lighting: Shaping Light for Video in the Age of LEDs.

Now available:

Shaping Light for Video in the Age of LEDs: A Practical Guide to the Art, Craft, and Business of Lighting

New second edition! Alan Steinheimer has authored a new edition of a practical, hands-on guide to lighting for video. Shaping Light explores how LEDs are changing the aesthetics of lighting and provides students with an indispensable guide to the everyday techniques required to produce professional-quality lighting in the age of LEDs and wireless control options.

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Alan Steinheimer

Based in Berkeley, CA