8.5 minute European Film College project. Lighting design by me, camera by Sine Juhl. Klea Suitso was light assistant. For the film I had one two-bay kino-flo, 2x redheads, one 650w fresesnel and one 300w fresnel. Sadly the 300w was broken and I didn't bring any ND or black wrap so I had to borrow everyone's phone a couple of times and use the flashlights from the phones for back and hairlight. Six phones gives you something usable.
For the shot out of the front of the train me and my light assistant held a giant piece of black molton up, covering the camera from the back and getting rid of all the glare in the window. Must have looked somewhat suspicious...
I did the light design as well as fulfilling the gaffer role on "Ulfberht". My light assistant was Rasmus Strandberg, and Camera by Jens Nordhausen. Trailer below:
Here are some behind the scenes pictures from a light person's perspective. For the one-shot exterior I had two 4k HMIs, through a diffusion screen, and one 2k HMI. Also two 2k tungsten lights + a 800w redhead to simulate fire.
Some more light-related behind the scenes pictures taken by other members of the crew.
For my final film at European Film College I was gaffer and co-light designer of "The one", a serial killer film with a great script. Shot over 5 days, the production only had two 800w redheads, one 300w fresnel, and one 650w fresnel at our disposal. The exception was the forest night scene where I also had a 1.8 kW HMI and a 2.5 kW HMI, but the cinematographer and producer didn't get enough high quality cables, so we could only power one HMI and our light kit due to line loss running power from two 2800w honda inverter generators.
I also have a few ungraded stills I can share. The black and white looking noir lighting is for the intro sequence. The director wanted strong colors when the subjects were being murdered so I went with red and blue gels for most of the shots. The interview shots were supposed to look more natural, although you can see that I lit the characters differently.
I'm a freelance gaffer. I also do basic grip work.