Definition of Gaffer
the chief electrician in charge of lighting on a TV or film set
Examples of Gaffer in a sentence
After designing a lighting plan for the production, the Wizard of Oz’s gaffer instructed his crew on setting up the followspots on the stage.
Right before the movie filming was about to take place, the head electrician walked off of the set, and a new gaffer had to be brought in to replace him.
Because he is in charge of all the electrical equipment and lighting instruments, the filmmaking gaffer makes sure that technicians are placing the spotlights in the correct place.
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