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Dp/Gaffer with G&E truck, crew, and more? Let's talk
I would love to help your project! Let me know if I can assist you in any way?
My Grip &Electric truck package is with
In the 3 ton truck I rent out:
1 10k 15 light with daylight globes (cost extra)
1 6k 9 light (cost extra)
3 1200 par HMI (only one 1200 par HMI in the truck, the other two cost
2 575 fresnel HMI (only one 575 HMI in the truck, the other cost extra)
2 200 joker (only one Joker HMI in the truck, the other cost extra)
2 1200 HMI Ballast
1 1200/575 HMI Ballast
1 575 HMI Ballast
2 200 HMI Ballast
1 4 bank 4ft kino
1 4 bank 2 ft kino
1 2 bank 2 ft kino
1 LEDZ Brute 3 LED w/ battery harness (needs 8 AA batteries, batteries
Around 5 300w
15 c stands
3 roller stands
13 light stands
Around 25 stingers
2 4x4 frames
5 2x3 black
2 2x3 diffusion frames sets
2 18x24 diffusion frames sets
2 4x4 show cards
1 12x12 square frame (silk, single net, ultra bounce, silver bounce)
1 6x6 square frame (griff, muz, double net)
1 20x20 frame pipe
Lots of grip gear
Lots of pre-cut gels free to use
Lots of fresh gels rolls (charge
2 100ft BNC cable
Half ton lighting package:
3 Softbox kit with daylight bulbs
2 1000 watt fresnel
1 600 watt fresnel with softbox kit
1 LEDZ brute 3 LED (with power supply, gel frame, yoke, battery harness
(needs 8 AA batteries, not included), hot shoe, handle)
1 4x4 bounce card with hard reflector and white side
1 5 in 1 43 inch reflector (silver, gold, white, black, silk)
3 small bounce cards
5 grip heads, grip clips, baby pin, quaker clamp
7 stingers, cube taps
back drop kit (5'x10' green, black, white)
So this is the basic background info. It may help you with what you are thinking? So........
I'm a veteran filmmaker with three decades of experience as a production executive, producer, director, cinematographer, and writer, with more than 55 independent feature and short film credits.
I began my career as a commercial animal photographer, earning top assignments from Kal Kan and Carnation's pet food lines.
Later I co-founded Black Bird Films, were I produced television advertising for major brands including McDonald's and the California Lotto. During the glory days of music video, I was Director, Music Video Production at Capitol Records, guiding creation and execution of hit clips for M.C. Hammer, Bebe and Cece Winans, Young MC and many others.
As a WGA screenwriter, I've sold "The Cats", an action adventure based on my life story, to Paramount Pictures; the comedic action adventure "Smokey" to Fred Silverman Productions; and the comedy The Sons of Dolemite to MGM. I also developed a TV show that is very popular now. I'm proud to say, I was given one of the "Cosby" scholarships for screen writing at USC.
Recently I directed the award-winning faith feature "Church." trailer. Conversations with a Pit Bull is especially close to my heart because I've shared my life with many wonderful dogs, several of them pit bull terriers, including my currently buddy, Grip.
I'm a Producer/DP/Gaffer.
I have helped a lot of filmmakers get started (such as the directors of
'Training Day', 'The Negotiator' and others)
I have produced as many as six film & video projects at the same time, so I
These are links to 5 min sections of my demo reel!
If you want to call my cell telephone is 626-536-4088.
Thanks for your time.
Foster V. Corder
Foster Corder lays claim to many 'firsts' in his long and successful
career as an award-winning photographer, filmmaker, producer and
Armed with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from The Chicago Academy of
Fine Arts, Corder opened Fosters Pet and Animal Photography studio,
becoming the first African-American to do so. The business was an
instant success. His high profile clients included the Kal Kan companies
and Carnation. The latter putting Corder on a nationwide tour to
photograph racehorses and award-winning canines.
Seeking new creative challenges, Corder dissolved his company and
created Blackbird Films. He assembled a team of established and up and
coming directors for such clients as McDonalds and the California
Lottery. His staff included world-renowned director Gordon Parks as well
as then newcomers, Kevin Hooks, Forrest Whitaker and Bill Duke and
Concurrently, Corder began a professional relationship with the
legendary NBA star, Wilt Chamberlain that would last until Chamberlain's
death. Besides co-writing a number of films with Wilt, Foster
co-produced the documentary, 'The Amazing Feats of Wilt Chamberlain" and
served as a consultant on many projects involving 'The Big Dipper'
Never one to pass up an opportunity, Corder was commissioned by
Paramount Pictures to pen a screenplay entitled 'The Cats,' based on his
life story. Having forged his birth certificate at just fifteen-years of
age, 'The Cats' chronicled Foster's 13 months of active duty in Vietnam.
A true survival story.
As a member of the WGA, Foster has written and sold other film
screenplays such as, 'The Paper Boy', 'Smokey', The Sons of Dolemite',
'Heads You Win/Tails I Lose' (The Ike Turner Story).
Based on the success of Blackbird, Capitol Records made Corder a career
offer he couldn't refuse when he was named Director of Video Production,
becoming the first African-American hired as a film executive in the
During his tenure at Capitol, Corder supervised a staff that would swell
to hundreds of cast and crewmembers relevant to the production's
completion. Corder produced music videos for Tina Turner, Paul
McCartney, Bonnie Raitt and the highly successful, 'Too Legit to Quit'
and 'Addams Groove' starring M.C. Hammer, as well as many others.
Again feeling the entrepreneur creative spirit, Corder left Capitol
Records to produce, direct, and photograph 'The Legend of Dolemite,'
starring the aforementioned comedic legend.
Corder formed Daughters 2 Feed Productions in 1995 to focus on the new
media technologies and various projects he wanted to develop
In recent years, Corder has acted as Producer, Director, Director of
Photography or Gaffer on 45 shorts and 23 features, including:
"The Amazing Feats of Wilt Chamberlain" 1985 (Documentary) - Co-Producer
"The Cats"- 1983 (Paramount Pictures) - Feature Screen Writer
"The Sons of Dolemite" -- 1989 (Cannon Pictures) - Feature Screen Writer
"Heads You Win/Tails I Lose" 2000 -(The Ike Turner Story) Feature
"Smokey, I'm Not Lassie" 1997 (CBS) Hour TV Pilot - Screen Writer
"Too Legit to Quit" 1991 - Long form Video (Capitol Records) -
"Addams Groove" 1991 - Long form movie trailer. (Paramount Pictures) -
"The Legend of Dolemite" -- 1994 (Documentary) Zenon Entertainment -
Director - DP
DP"La Mission PSA featuring Ernie Hudson - 2004 - DP And lots more up until 2012 if you need!
We have been in the industry since 1992.