MASTERSHOT FILMS  IS A VIDEO LIGHTING SERVICE, PROVIDING CLIENTS WITH VAN-SIZED LIGHTING PACKAGES AND SKILLED TECHNICIANS TO DELIVER & OPERATE OUR GEAR. WE SPECIALIZE IN LIGHTING INTERVIEWS, BRANDED CONTENT, CORPORATE VIDEOS & COMMERCIALS. OUR LIGHTING PACKAGES ARE TAILORED TO SMALLER PRODUCTIONS & SERVE AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO OVER-SIZED GRIP TRUCKS AND TRADITIONAL RENTAL HOUSES. 

 

UNLIKE THE STRICT 'PAY-NOW POLICY' OF RENTAL HOUSES, WE OFFER A 30-DAY PAYMENT OPTION FOR EXISTING CLIENTS. EXPENDABLES ARE CHARGED ON A PER-USE BASIS AND WE OFFER FREE DELIVERY & OVERNIGHT GARAGE PARKING FOR MULTI-DAY SHOOTS.  

 

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DP'S  LOVE US

 

  • OUR GAFFERS AND GRIPS SPECIALIZE IN FILMS, COMMERCIALS, INTERVIEWS, & PRODUCT SHOOTS 

  • EACH OF OUR VANS HAVE HMI'S, LITEMATS, BATTERY-OPERATED LIGHTS, A DANA DOLLY, ETC. 

  • OUR VANS CONTAIN A VARIETY OF LIGHTING OPTIONS FOR DIVERSE SHOOTING LOCATIONS 

  • WE CARRY EXTRA CABLES (SDI & HDMI), BATTERIES, AND TRIPOD SCREWS- JUST IN CASE!

  • WE OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR SHORT PASSION PROJECTS TO OUR REPEAT CLIENTS

  • WE CAN PROVIDE BTS PHOTOS FOR DP'S (GREAT FOR BLOGS, NEWSLETTERS, WEBSITES, SOCIAL MEDIA, ETC.)
     

 

PRODUCERS LOVE US

  • NET30 PAYMENT OPTION

  • NO NEED TO HIRE A P.A. & TRUCK TO PICK-UP/DROP OFF G&E GEAR 

  • COURTEOUS LIGHTING TECHNICIANS WHO ACT PROFESSIONALLY AROUND YOUR CLIENTS 

  • COMPLIMENTARY RECYCLED EXPENDABLES (UPON AVAILABILITY)

  • FREE DELIVERY IN MANHATTAN & BROOKLYN

  • FREE OVERNIGHT GARAGE PARKING FOR MULTI-DAY SHOOTS

  • ALWAYS EARLY TO SET

  • WE OFFER PROFESSIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO HELP CREW YOUR SHOOTS

 

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MASTERSHOT FILMS TEAM

TOM CHAVES

NYC GAFFER

Tom Chaves is an NYC-based gaffer and founder of Mastershot Films, a company that provides G&E services to productions in New York.

 

Tom holds a B. A. in film production from CUNY Brooklyn College and has been working in lighting for 10+ years on commercials, documentaries, and corporate videos. After working with thousands of cinematographers, he has learned a lot about the importance of lighting and how to use it to effectively tell a story through light. 

 

In addition to working on set, Tom enjoys teaching fellow-filmmakers on lighting techniques & the many tools & disciplines that go into effective visual story-telling.

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KAYLA CONROY

G&E PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Kayla is the G&E Production Coordinator at Mastershot Films, and she assists with the day to day operations of the business. Kayla has a background in indie film production and brings her knowledge of the organization and village it takes to make movie magic to her passion in her role at Mastershot Films and assisting producers with planning their shoots.

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HABIB AWAN

NYC GAFFER

Habib Awan studied International Communications at American University, and worked in the independent film scene in the DC-Maryland-Virginia area for four years before moving to NYC in 2014.

Originally focusing on cinematography, Habib became enamored with lighting and began focusing on gaffing. After nearly nine years working on shorts, commercials, and feature films, Habib joined the Mastershot team in late 2019.

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HALLIE NEELY

NYC GRIP

Hallie Neely is a New Jersey native living in Brooklyn.  Her background is in photography, and she graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in photo and video. She took on the job as a lighting technician for Mastershot Films because she believes in the importance of knowing how to create a visual image from start to finish, and knows the lighting aspect is a key part of the process.

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