David Goodman

Chatsworth, California


About Me

Grip & Electric Lead, Los Angeles
Competent and professional Lighting Director/Gaffer/Key Grip/Dolly Grip/Associate Producer with a great attitude. Trained in cutting edge LED technology and cutting edge lighting techniques.

Covid-19 Safety Certified (c19cogoodman.com)

Able to act as Key to successfully manage grip and electric department/crew for on set lighting/camera and support. Highly skilled at Lighting design, lighting control, specialty camera rigs and dollies, team management.
Excellent work ethic. Utilizes a strong sense of urgency when completing tasks and works well under pressure while maintaining a friendly/positive attitude.
Proficient with stands, tripods, dollies, tracks, jibs, sails, overheads, rags, cranes, static & dynamic rigs.
Specialize in modest size and smaller size productions.
Commercials, music video, branded content, web series, web shorts, short films, student films. Location and Studio lighting. Light rigging, New Media, Promo Content

I have been in the industry since 1991.

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Past work
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AA 2020 01
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Aa 2020 02
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Athlete v Gamer
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Gallery 2022
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Musicvideo +
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Past Work 2019
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Past work 2017
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Oct 2017
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Feb 2018
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2018 001
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Digital Sputnik
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My logo
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Gaffer – Garlic Parmesan
January, 2022 — February, 2022
Feature – AJ Lutzky
Gaffer – Black Karen
December, 2021 — December, 2021
Short Film – LOL Studios
Gaffer – Hopeless
March, 2021 — April, 2021
Short Film – Mark Galliano
Lighting Director – Tokyo Olympics NBC Promo
November, 2019 — December, 2019
Commercial – NBC Peacock Streaming Service
Key Grip – McLaren/BMW campaign
June, 2018 — June, 2018
Corporate – Omaze
Gaffer – Cypress Hill
June, 2018 — June, 2018
Music Video – Jeremy Danger
Key Grip – Mirrors
May, 2018 — May, 2018
Music Video –
Lighting assistant – Iron Sky; The Coming Race
May, 2018 — May, 2018
Feature – Digital Sputnik
Gaffer – Homeboy Industries; Second Chances
May, 2018 — May, 2018
Commercial – Checkmate Films
Gaffer – Bosley
May, 2018 — May, 2018
Commercial – Vector Is Love
Key Grip – TOYOTA
April, 2018 — April, 2018
Commercial –
Key Grip – Gang Over Luv
April, 2018 — April, 2018
Music Video – Checkmate Films
Key Grip – UE BOOM
April, 2018 — April, 2018
Commercial – PicMovers
Gaffer – Wonderbrow
April, 2018 — April, 2018
Commercial – McCartney Multimedia
Gaffer – Noir
April, 2018 — April, 2018
Short Film – NYFA
Dolly Grip – Activision, Call Of Duty
March, 2018 — March, 2018
Commercial – Project Odyssey
Key Grip – Living Proof
March, 2018 — March, 2018
Commercial – Nutmeg & Sunshine
Key Grip – Thank You Soccer
February, 2018 — February, 2018
Short Film –
Gaffer/Key rigging grip – Nike React
February, 2018 — February, 2018
Corporate – Nike
Gaffer/key grip – FORD
January, 2018 — January, 2018
Commercial – Ford Motor Company
Gaffer/Key Grip – UBER
January, 2018 — January, 2018
Commercial – Uber, North America
Gaffer – Bosley
December, 2017 — December, 2017
Commercial – Vector Is Love
Gaffer – Lark
December, 2017 — December, 2017
Short Film – NYFA
Gaffer – LeLe Pons
December, 2017 — December, 2017
Music Video – Shots Studios
Gaffer – Semblance
December, 2017 — December, 2017
Short Film – Colin Leslie
Gaffer – InStyler Magazine holiday campaign
November, 2017 — November, 2017
Commercial – The Workroom
Gaffer – Sorbet
November, 2017 — November, 2017
Music Video – Somethin Gunny
Gaffer – AAA
October, 2017 — October, 2017
Commercial – Octopus Studios
Gaffer/Key Grip – Yard Sale
October, 2017 — October, 2017
Short Film – Simmons Twins Films
Gaffer/Key Rigging Gaffer – Joshua Redden; Aint My Girlfriend
October, 2017 — October, 2017
Music Video – Embryo Productions
Gaffer – Phychotherapy
October, 2017 — October, 2017
Short Film – Koed Films
Gaffer – Kim Kline; Stand Tall
October, 2017 — October, 2017
Music Video – The City Drive
Gaffer – Foster More
October, 2017 — October, 2017
Commercial – Nightkap Entertainment
Gaffer – Ready
September, 2017 — September, 2017
Short Film – Ready the short film
Gaffer – Rudy Mancuso; Black&White
September, 2017 — September, 2017
Music Video – Shots Studios
Gaffer – Gatorade G League
August, 2017 — August, 2017
Commercial – 12th Round Productions
Gaffer – You Get What You Get
August, 2017 — August, 2017
Short Film – Lila
Lighting Director, AP – IYLA "Flowers" "Juice" "Shampoo"
June, 2017 — December, 2019
Music Video – 3T Entertainment
Key Grip/G&E Dept. Lead – This Just In
May, 2017 — June, 2017
Television – Lany Films
Key Grip, g&e department head – The Bay The Series
April, 2016 — June, 2016
Other – Lany Entertainment
Gaffer/Key Grip – Pine Sol
December, 2015 — January, 2016
Commercial –
Key Grip – Namcar Night Race
April, 2015 — April, 2015
Short Film – Namcar Night Race
G&E Dept Lead – The Bay The Series
October, 2014 — December, 2014
Other – Lany Entertainment
G&E Department Lead – The Bay The Series
January, 2014 — March, 2014
Other – Lany Entertainment
Dolly Grip, DIT – Winter Wonderlab
October, 2013 — January, 2014
Live Event – Google
SFX – 5th Element
Feature – Digital Domain
Key Grip, Gaffer – Broke TV
Online – Broke TV
Gaffer, Key Grip, Studio Manager – various
Commercial – NOHO Studios
Scenic – Brittany Spears Music Video
Music Video – Brittany Spears
Gaffer, Key Grip – fotographer.com
Online – Fernando Escovar
SFX – Dante's Peak
Feature – Digital Domain
Lead SFX – Contact
Feature – Sony Imageworks/Thunderstone
Lead SFX – Godzilla
Feature – Cinnabar
SFX – Titanic
Feature – Digital Domain
SFX – Hollow Man
Feature – Sony
SFX – Starship Troopers
Feature –
SFX – Fear and Loathing Las Vegas
Feature –
Scenic – Jagged Edge
Music Video – Jagged Edge


What to say? A perfect professional, chill as can be and just on it. He didn't put up walls or skew things his way. He worked with my DP and myself to put craft our lighting and our look in a very crunchy timeframe. An artist; a workhorse and now perhaps, a friend. Good time with Goodman Grips!

David and his G&E team are true professionals and great people! He was willing to work with us on our specific needs and was flexible on getting it done. I would highly recommend working with David for all your G&E needs, including finding the right team and gear - LA is full of the rights stuff (like David) but also the wrong toxic stuff, so having a well connected, positive, talented guy like David on your team is a must!

Attitude and enthusiasm are everything! Well, almost. Because there is nothing like killer skills and deep experience too. If you are searching for help here you already know what I mean. To greet someone you've never met at the beginning of the day, anxious that you are going to have the help you need, and instead find that not only does the day go smoothly, you end up laughing throughout and having a lot of fun, well, what more can you ask for? David is the guy you want (as well as anyone he brings along)! You couldn't do better. His experience is deep and his eye is incredible! Just check out his website. He will for ever more be my first call the next time I'm in the City of Angels. Thank you David!

Mark Chamberlin

As a producer coming from the East Coast, I need quality crew I can trust during travel. So glad I hired David! He's now my go-to grip/gaffer when in the state of California. David is professional, strategic, and fun to work with. Highly recommend!

Mike Myers

I hired David for a video shoot in my home, and not only did it look absolutely beautiful on film, but he was SO much fun to work with. David's expertise, and willingness to jump in wherever needed is a godsend! I am so grateful to have found him... He is my go-to from now on for video shoots. I highly recommend David to anyone who is looking for someone with his skill set for their project (s). You won't be disappointed!

Rehya Stevens

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