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.
Gaffer – Garlic Parmesan
Gaffer – Black Karen
Gaffer – Hopeless
Lighting Director – Tokyo Olympics NBC Promo
Key Grip – McLaren/BMW campaign
Gaffer – Cypress Hill
Key Grip – Mirrors
Lighting assistant – Iron Sky; The Coming Race
Gaffer – Homeboy Industries; Second Chances
Gaffer – Bosley
Key Grip – TOYOTA
Key Grip – Gang Over Luv
Key Grip – UE BOOM
Gaffer – Wonderbrow
Gaffer – Noir
Dolly Grip – Activision, Call Of Duty
Key Grip – Living Proof
Key Grip – Thank You Soccer
Gaffer/Key rigging grip – Nike React
Gaffer/key grip – FORD
Gaffer/Key Grip – UBER
Gaffer – Bosley
Gaffer – Lark
Gaffer – LeLe Pons
Gaffer – Semblance
Gaffer – InStyler Magazine holiday campaign
Gaffer – Sorbet
Gaffer – AAA
Gaffer/Key Grip – Yard Sale
Gaffer/Key Rigging Gaffer – Joshua Redden; Aint My Girlfriend
Gaffer – Phychotherapy
Gaffer – Kim Kline; Stand Tall
Gaffer – Foster More
Gaffer – Ready
Gaffer – Rudy Mancuso; Black&White
Gaffer – Gatorade G League
Gaffer – You Get What You Get
Lighting Director, AP – IYLA "Flowers" "Juice" "Shampoo"
Key Grip/G&E Dept. Lead – This Just In
Key Grip, g&e department head – The Bay The Series
Gaffer/Key Grip – Pine Sol
Key Grip – Namcar Night Race
G&E Dept Lead – The Bay The Series
G&E Department Lead – The Bay The Series
Dolly Grip, DIT – Winter Wonderlab
SFX – 5th Element
Key Grip, Gaffer – Broke TV
Gaffer, Key Grip, Studio Manager – various
Scenic – Brittany Spears Music Video
Gaffer, Key Grip – fotographer.com
SFX – Dante's Peak
Lead SFX – Contact
Lead SFX – Godzilla
SFX – Titanic
SFX – Hollow Man
SFX – Starship Troopers
SFX – Fear and Loathing Las Vegas
Scenic – 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!
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!
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!