David Goodman

David Goodman

Gaffer/lighting Technician, Key Grip and Lighting Designer

Los Angeles, California

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January 2017
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About David

David Andrew Goodman
Grip/Gaffer, Artist
Los Angeles native David Goodman has been working in the world of entertainment video/film production for over 20 years with 15 years in lighting and support. He possesses a comprehensive and fluid knowledge of the equipment used and needed to successfully provide production lighting, lighting support and camera support, lighting control and shaping for recorded content for use in features, commercials, music videos and more.

Competent and professional Key Grip/Gaffer, lighting designer and G&E Supervisor. Able to act as Key to
successfully manage grip and electric department/crew for on set lighting/camera and support. Lighting
design, video village tech, specialty camera rigs and dollies, team management. Utilizes a strong sense
of urgency when completing tasks and works well under pressure while maintaining a friendly/positive
Proficient with stands, tripods, dollies, tracks, jibs, sails, cranes, static & dynamic rigs, light control and

Gaffer/Key Grip/G&E
multiple projects in 2017-2018 including Uber, Ford, Bosch, LeLePons, Bosley

Key Grip/G&E Lead /Graphic Designer/Web Designer/Line Producer
AlphaXproduction.com / Xun Zixiang Grip
July 2016 - November 2016
Production lighting, camera support, scheduling, training and crew management. Multiple clients and content types. Commercials, music videos, Independent movies, web base series and web content.

Key Grip Lany Ent. The Bay The Series
April 2016 - June 2016
Production lighting, lighting control, lighting design and camera support

Key Grip pineSol commercial
December 2015 – January 2016 (2 months)
Production lighting and camera support

Key Grip Pilot - Namcar Night Race
April 2015 – April 2015 (1 month)
Production lighting and camera support

Key Grip, Editor, Graphic Designer Lany Films, Emmy winner 2015 THE BAY
October 2014 – December 2014 (3 months)
Lighting and camera support, video village tech, safety on set and location, specialty camera rigs and dollies, team management

Key Grip, Editor, Post Production Supervisor
Lany Entertainment, Emmy nominated 2014 THE BAY The Series
January 2014 – March 2014 (3 months)
FCP Editor, Key Grip, motion graphics and titles, post production supervisor on The Bay Confessions

Digital Image Technician/grip AutoFuss/Google
October 2013 – December 2013 (3 months)
DIT for Winter Wonderlab presented by Google
Operated and maintained high speed camera track, dolly and lighting for public promotional installation

Graphic Design, Animated Motion Graphics, FCP Editing
Independent Contracts Burbank CA
March 2013 – December 2013 (10 months)
Art, design and video editing bumpers, interstitials, wrap-arounds for multiple production companies for commercial and web use

AD, Best Boy, Stylist, FX BrokeTV
January 2013 – December 2013 (1 year)
Set up location lighting solutions, camera support and HD video equipment. Assisted director on photo/video shoots. Provided styling solutions for photo/video shoots.

Menu, point of sale Graphic Designer Independant contracts
October 2011 – 2013 (2 years)
Menus, web/print advertising, point of sale, in house posters and table cards created using a strong sense of identity and brand recognition for The Tipsy Goat restaurant and pub and El Patron Gastrocantina

Best Boy, Designer, Photographer’s Assistant, Stylist, FX
2008 – 2013 (5 years)
Provides grip and lighting setup for photo/video shoots, photo retouching, graphic design, logo solutions, print and web advertisements.
Primary support and assistance for Celebrity Photographer Fernando Escovar in studio and location. Set-up and maintenance of strobe lighting equipment, backdrops, sets and creative photographic lighting.

AD, Stylist, Designer, Editor, Best Boy, Facilities/Equipment Manager, FX, Art Director
Escovar Studios Toluca Lake CA
May 2010 – August 2010 (4 months)
Set up and maintained lighting, photographic equipment and HD video equipment. Assisted in directing photo/video shoots. FCP editing, graphics and photo retouching. Provided styling solutions for photo/video shoots. Set/stage design and construction.

AD, Stylist, Designer, Editor, Lead Grip, Studio Manager, FX, Art Director
NoHo Studios
December 2007 – December 2009 (2 years 1 month)
Graphic design, FCP editing, grip and lighting design, photoshoot stylist
Skillfully managed, shot, assistant directed, edited and completed client projects, generating video and collateral for new media, web, broadcast and print. Cultivated productive lines of communication with clients and producers. Maintained and upgraded 5000sq’ studio facilities. Operated digital capture system during photo shoots.
Clients include: Performance Boats Magazine, Corvette Magazine, E! Entertainment Television, NoHoStudios.com

Editor Playboy TV
December 2005 – April 2006 (5 months)
Skillfully coordinated , assembled and mastered Final Cut Pro editing projects for current broadcast cable show also producing feature-length versions of previously broadcasted cable shows for DVD release, including new wrap-arounds and title rolls. Reviewed and organized source material to inform creative content selection and video editing processes. Cultivated productive lines of communication with directors and producers to verify last-minute project requirements and details and ensure timely completion within deadline-critical environments.
Key Achievements:
Successfully edited and mastered nine 3-hour releases. Created Bugs, Lwr. 3rds and Motion Graphics.

Executive Editor, Staff Photographer, Staff Writer Paisano Publications, LLC
2001 – 2003 (2 years)Agoura CA
Arranged for and provided exciting and cutting edge photographic and editorial content for two international lifestyle publications. Directed art department in design and layout. Increased sell through by 25% and subscriptions by 5% in one year for one bi-monthly publication. Sat on directors board for ECF yearly charity function.

Designer, Art Director, Editor
Independent Contracts Los Angeles CA
1998 – 2002 (4 years)Greater Los Angeles Area
Utilized graphic design, digital editing, and photography skills to produce a wide array of digital art, promotional materials and sales collateral for numerous multimedia entertainment production companies and Websites. Created visual design themes and graphics for company logos, trade shows, direct mail advertisements, posters, publication advertising, and DVD / VHS box art. Contributed significantly to product branding and promotion of corporate identity for several start-up and growth Internet entertainment sites, DVD packaging companies and Boutique Production Houses.

Special Effects, Stylist, Designer, Set Design
Various Production Companies incl. Sony Imageworks and Thunderstone
1990 – 1997 (7 years)Los Angeles
Created practical special effects and sets for films, commercials and music videos
HOLLOW MAN, GODZILLA, CONTACT, STARSHIP TROOPERS, Sprint, Lockeed Martin, Ford Motor Company, JAG, Fear & Loathing in LV, Brittany Spears, Jagged Edge,

Special Effects Digital Domain
1994 – 1996 (2 years)Venice CA
Created practical special effects and sets for film

Unique traits: Always brings a good attitude to set. Excellent creative problem solving skills.


  • The Bay The Series

    The Bay The Series (2013 - 2016)
    Drama by Lany Films/Gregori (Drama) G&E Supervisor

  • Hollow Man

    Hollow Man (1997)
    Film Key VFX

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla (1997)
    Film by TriStar/Cinnabar Key VFX

  • Contact

    Contact (1996)
    Film by Sony Imageworks Key VFX

  • Dante's Peak

    Dante's Peak (1995)
    Film by Digital Domain VFX

  • Titanic

    Titanic (1992 - 1994)
    Film by Digital Domain VFX

  • The 5th Element

    The 5th Element (1994)
    Film by Digital Domain VFX


  • Emmy

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